Consumer Goods

Super Cycle of Opportunity

John Leto, CEO of Standard Chartered Private Bank - Americas, talks about the opportunities in Africa, Latin America and other emerging markets. Read More »

Video & Audio

The Power of Passive Investing

With so much chatter about active investing, Rick Ferri of Portfolio Solutions discusses the success (and potential) for passive strategies. He says active investors don't t outperform by very much or for very long.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Retirement Business on a Roll

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s retirement services unit is generating significant new business, much of it from existing clients of the bank.

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Insights

Affluent Pre-Retirees Show Hardiness Amid Volatility

Affluent pre-retirees with investable assets of at least $100,000 are more comfortable staying in the market than they were two years ago, a report from Phoenix Marketing International shows.

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Looking for a Safe Haven? Take a Look at Consumer Staples: S&P

With markets reacting negatively to concerns about a weakening U.S. economy, investors might do well to look at the consumer staples sector, according to Standard & Poor's equity analyst Thomas Graves in a new report released Tuesday.

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The Hartford's Dr. Bob Says Pessimists Overlooking Many Positives

A combination of factors, from falling gas prices to ample corporate cash, could goose the economy’s growth this year, even if most predictions are far more tepid, said Bob Froehlich, executive vice president and chief investment strategist for wealth management at The Hartford.

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S&P Highlights Dividend-Paying Stocks Worth Watching

Investors concerned that the equities markets and the economy seem to be hitting a soft patch might think about looking at stocks that have a long history of paying dividends.

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Consumer Goods Giants On The Prowl

The schizophrenic behavior of the U.S. economy in the past six months has forced large consumer products firms to look outside their own empires for new revenue sources. Fortunately, most of them have plenty of cash to spend.

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Talking Point

"Can you hear the cacophy starting? Its the sound of yapping about the size of ExxonMobil's record profits for last year. So What? Its spill was 21 years ago. The world got over that."

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