Benjamin Shepherd is a recognized exchange-traded fund (ETF), mutual fund and stock expert with an extensive background analyzing time-tested funds, including their managers and strategies. Ben looks for investments that have proven themselves in both bull and bear markets. Ben also specializes in covering emerging markets, pinpointing the most dynamic investments in developing nations for market-beating growth.
Ben is an analyst for Global Income Edge and regularly contributes to Personal Finance, Investing Daily’s flagship product.
Rising yields are tempting, but uncertainty makes them risky.
Despite the dire predictions, even the market doesn’t think Trump is the end of technology.
While Donald Trump’s election as the next President has been good for stock prices, for bond prices, not so much.While it’s impossible to know exactly what policies President-elect Trump will put into place, what he’s talked about could spur higher inflation and interest rates, and higher rates mean lower bond prices.Other factors also point to […]
New technology is notoriously buggy, sometimes spawning new businesses.
Like most Americans, I spent Tuesday night (and well into Wednesday morning) watching the election returns and the market reaction to them around the world. My first thought was that I was watching Brexit II. Australia and Japan got off to a shaky start at 6 P.M. and 7 P.M. EST respectively. Then things just […]
New regulations and advances in financial technology now let you start your own venture capital fund.
While the UK economy seems to be more resilient than expected after the Brexit vote, you should still approach the country with caution. The better than expected third-quarter growth didn’t come from particularly reliable sources and, without a framework for the exit yet, it could still get ugly.In a bit of good news for the […]
Bankers have been in the hot seat thanks to a wave of scandals, ushering in the departure of Wells Fargo’s (NYSE: WFC) CEO and driving Deutsche Bank’s (NYSE: DB) share price below even financial crisis levels. On top of that, while revenue and earnings at most of the major banks have been topping analyst expectations, […]
Not only can the tech sector be profitable, but it can do a lot of good.
If you don’t care for banks or bankers, you’re in good company.German behemoth Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) is the latest target of global ire as it faces $14 billion in fines related to its role in the mortgage market meltdown. That has brought the short-selling vultures circling with 39 million shares currently sold short, nearly […]