RED WAVE, BLUE WAVE: What could happen to markets if Republicans win big or lose big on Tuesday

The midterm elections Tuesday have huge stakes not only for the future of health care, taxes and immigration, but also for the U.S. economy and investors. Polls and forecasters suggest Democrats have a good chance of taking control of the House, while Republicans are favored to keep a slim majority …

Top 4 ETFs for Investing in Vietnam

As Vietnam continues to shift from a controlled economy to a market economy, it is joining the world marketplace. Its agricultural products have become a significant export, and it is attracting foreign investments. Investors wanting exposure to Vietnam can buy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that either focus on Vietnam or have …

Wall Street pros warn we may be experiencing ‘peak earnings’

Seeking a scapegoat for October’s stock market convulsions? Try the dark cloud looming on the horizon known as peak earnings growth. With profit growth poised to slow sharply in 2019 for a number of reasons – chief among them less of a jolt from the Trump tax cuts – the …

A red flashing light in the housing market could spell trouble for the economy

The U.S. economy is growing at a healthy pace, the labor market is its tightest in years and consumer confidence hasn’t been this high since 2000. But one warning sign of trouble could be flashing in the housing market, according to forecaster Lakshman Achuthan. “Our leading home price index has …

China cuts some banks’ reserve requirements to spur growth

China’s central bank said on Sunday it would cut the amount of cash that most banks must hold as reserves to lower financing costs and spur growth, amid concerns over a potential economic drag from an escalating trade dispute with the United States. The reserve requirement cut, the fourth by …

Why You Should Go Long China Right Now

2018 hasn’t been a vintage year for domestic Chinese equities (A-shares). The CSI 300 is down 20% year-to-date and the largest US-listed Chinese equity ETFs have seen broad outflows. Nevertheless, I believe we’re close to a bottom in the rout, and a long-term growth driver is almost upon us. It’s …

China Plans Broad Import Tax Cut as Soon as October

China is planning to cut the average tariff rates on imports from the majority of its trading partners as soon as next month, two people familiar with the matter said, in a move that will lower costs for consumers as a trade war with the U.S. deepens. Premier Li Keqiang …

These countries are most vulnerable to the emerging market storm

Trouble in paradise: For the past decade, a river of easy money rushed into emerging markets. Now that powerful force is reversing. Rising interest rates, along with trade wars, have started a stampede out of some emerging markets. The Turkish lira and Argentine peso have crashed, while China’s stock market …

Goldman Says India’s World-Beating Stock-Market Run Is Over

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has called time on the world-beating surge in Indian stocks. The nation’s equity market looks less favorable amid elevated valuations, a potential slowdown in economic growth and upcoming elections, according to Goldman Sachs analysts, who cut India to the equivalent of a hold rating from buy. …

A stock-market bear signal is at a more-than-4-decade high, says Goldman

A gauge of bullish and bearish momentum in the U.S. stock market is ringing alarms for strategists at Goldman Sachs. The investment bank’s so-called bull-bear indicator, which examines five market factors, indicates that the likelihood of a bear market occurring is at its highest point since around the mid-1970s(see chart …