Financial professionals are optimistic about the global economy, just not as fervent about it as they were at the start of the year. That’s the message from the latest Bloomberg Markets Global Investor Poll, which shows concern about risks ranging from the turmoil in Ukraine to the threat of deflation in Europe.
Ready for the weekend? Finally starting to warm up out there. Maybe dust off the tennis racket, or get the boat in the water. Watch television, which seems to be all anybody talks about now. Television shows.
Shares of high-dividend-yielding companies are trading near the lowest level in almost three years relative to the market, as the prospect of higher interest rates makes these stocks less attractive to investors.
Utility stocks are a better choice for investment income than corporate bonds even though federal tax rates on dividends may be poised to rise, according to Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank.