Emerging Market Central Banks Set To Remain Tailwind For Gold Prices
For the last decade, central bank gold purchases have accounted for between 10% and 15% of total gold demand. George Milling-Stanley of SSGA takes a look at historical gold purchasing cycles over the past 50 years…
What Would You Do If You Were Suddenly Debt-Free? Millions of Student Borrowers Will Find Out
As student borrowers get set to apply for federal loan forgiveness, some of them are also considering for the first time homeownership and other major milestones as they embark on new lives without the specter of debt hanging over them.
EV Makers Must Partner With Miners to Secure Key Metals
A key lithium producer in Australia, the world’s top supplier, is urging electric car manufacturers and battery makers to become its partners in new refinery projects, arguing their direct financial backing is vital to avoid shortfalls of the material that’s crucial to the clean energy transition.
The Big Four: Real Personal Income in August
Personal Income (excluding Transfer Receipts) in August rose 0.35% and is up 6.8% year-over-year. However, when adjusted for inflation using the BEA's PCE Price Index, Real Personal Income (excluding Transfer Receipts) MoM was up 0.07%. The real number is up 0.6% year-over-year.
It’s Infrastructure’s Time to Shine. Here’s What Investors Should Know About the Asset Class.
As the U.S. CPI data continues to rise, Charles Hamieh, Portfolio Manager at ClearBridge Investments, dives into the opportunity present for investors looking at the infrastructure space as an inflation hedge moving forward.
Everything-Selloff on Wall Street Deepens on 98% Recession Odds
Monday brought a stark warning for Wall Street daredevils: Stocks are still in free fall and bearish sentiment is far from getting exhausted -- especially with hawkish central bankers rattling recession-obsessed markets like this.
GM’s Commitment to Electric Cars Still Has Skeptics
In a surprise move, General Motors Co. this week joined forces with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to recommend tougher emissions rules for passenger vehicles. But skeptics remain unconvinced by the company’s professed commitment to going green, citing GM’s history of battling tougher fuel economy rules.