Productivity improvements have always been at the heart of economic growth. This extremely important topic is often ignored due to its mundane nature. With productivity lagging since 2010, including the three most recent negative quarters, economies are now at risk of another major economic and financial shock.
With the Presidential election largely focusing on globalism and the economy, this weekend we’re taking a deeper dive into those topics. While foriegn policy and law enforcement are still the Presidents top jobs, the economy is on everybody’s mind as they strive for better lives.
Discussing anything political in nature can often become very charged. Our goal at Global View Capital is not to be political, but to shed light on information that might help us make financial planning and investing decisions. With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ramping up their campaigns, we thought we’d take some time to discuss three of the most important economic and financial ideas for Americans.
Will Oil Decline Lead to a Correction?View Post
Each week, Global View Capital Management, LTD. distributes their proprietary asset class rankings that measure trends and risks in the markets. In this comprehensive version of Global View’s asset class rankings, which is meant for financial advisors, Global View includes the ETFs they use for some of their investment strategies.
Each Friday we will put together a short list of some of the important articles we have come across in the past week. Whether you are an investor or financial advisor, you should find value in these articles. This week we have more economic reports; Bank of England, Bitcoin, educating our kids and the Olympics.
The Monday “What We’re Watching” article discussed how markets had plateaued near record highs and that volatility had plummeted. With some giveback in equities to be expected, we have seen seven down days in a row on the Dow, but with very little technical damage to markets.
The Shorthand on Helicopter MoneyView Post
Stock market volatility has been declining since late 2011 with only a few upticks. The VIX has fallen far below its mean and now sits near multi-year lows. This circumstance usually precedes a rise in stock market volatility.