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.
The Brexit is roiling markets, but tech investors should stay the course.
The possibility of a “Brexit” has been looming over the global markets for months, and now the big day is nearly here. While the betting markets are favoring Britain choosing to remain in the E.U., and initial polls showed “Stay” would likely win by at least a narrow margin, opinion has been shifting. More recent […]
June has been a rough month for financial stocks. They took a pounding following a weak jobs report and dipped again this week after the Fed decided to stand pat on interest rates.Weak employment means a weak economy, and a weak economy is an excuse for the Fed to keep rates low, which hurts financial […]
Innogration might not be a familiar idea to you, but it has the potential to be extremely profitable.
During what some thought might be a contentious meeting this week, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to keep its “hands-off” policy. And that might give our Federal Reserve a hand in raising interest rates more quickly this year.With oil prices up nearly 80% from the 13-year low they hit this winter, […]
Despite the region’s litany of problems, it’s still growing.
The nature of battlefields is changing.
Norway awarded its first new oil and gas leases in decades earlier this week, opening up ten new Arctic sites for exploration work to a handful of local and global drillers. These kinds of deals usually go unnoticed unless you happen to have a stake in the drillers awarded new sites, but this was unique […]
This isn’t going to be a lazy summer for the stock market.The summer season is always fairly volatile mostly thanks to traders taking their vacations, hence the old adage, “Sell in May and go away.” Personally, I’ve never bought into that, but then I like to buy on dips. I think this summer may be […]
The economic experts, and the bookmakers, say it isn’t likely.