Tag: 2016

Activity, Insurance

Top 12 Insurance Trends and News Stories of 2016: Countdown

December 27, 2016

Via: Insurance Journal

In the year 2016, as in past years, there were the familiar or continuing stories including reinsurers still wishing and hoping for a hardening market; property/casualty insurance carriers reporting financial results dampened by catastrophes, auto losses, and interest rates; and […]

Retail Banking

Best Credit Card Offers of 2016

May 19, 2016

Via: GOBankingRates

With so many credit card options out there, it can be hard to find the perfect one for your spending habits. But if you’relooking for a new credit card, start by comparing the best credit card offers of 2016 that […]


The 10 Best Banks of 2016

January 15, 2016

Via: Daily Finance

National banks are still struggling to shed their collective image as fee-heavy, profit-hungry machines. Despite this reputation, however, national brick-and-mortar banks offer numerous products and services that consumers are still happy to use. Ubiquitous branches and ATMs, interest-bearing accounts and state-of-the-art […]


How many rate hikes in 2016? Lacker says 4, Evans 2

January 8, 2016


Two Federal Reserve policymakers gave different outlooks of the U.S. economy Thursday in speeches addressing rising interest rates. Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker said the Federal Reserve might need to raise interest rates more than four times this year. […]

Investment Banking

17 Ways to Make More Money in 2016

January 8, 2016

Via: Daily Finance

Look at the most popular New Year’s resolutions. In addition to spending time with family, living life to the fullest, and getting healthy, people want to stop being broke. It’s understandable — and also one of the most frequently broken resolutions. […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

The US Economy is ‘Becoming More Vulnerable’

January 7, 2016

Via: Daily Finance

The risk of a US recession over a two- to three-year horizon has “increased materially,” according to JPMorgan strategists led by Bruce Kasman. In a note titled “Is it safe?” published in late December, the strategists said that 2016 is […]

Capital and Risk, Credit

7 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score in 2016

January 7, 2016

Via: Daily Finance

Here’s the simple truth: Your low credit score is costing you a fortune. Folks with the best credit get the best terms when it comes to mortgages, car loans and credit cards. They get the lowest interest rates and the […]


Tech pundits’ tenuous but intriguing prognostications about 2016 and beyond

December 31, 2015

Via: The Economist

PREDICTIONS are hard, especially about the future, goes the adage. They may be hardest in digital technology, where the next big thing can come out of nowhere. Even so, market-research firms, big and small, stick their necks out at the […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Fed could drag down economy in 2016: Boockvar

December 31, 2015


Further tightening from the Federal Reserve could put more pressure on the U.S. economy next year, Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group, said Wednesday. “The Fed only has to move a little bit to have a broader […]

Activity, Investment Banking

Expert: Energy sector will be profitable in 2016

December 28, 2015


Craig Columbus of Tower Square Investment Management said Monday that the worst-performing sector in 2015 will be profitable next year. “We are now at peak energy pessimism. If you look at commodity bear-market cycles, they typically last 20 years, but […]

Activity, Investment Banking

The sobering millionaire view of economy in 2016

December 22, 2015


America’s rich have a sober outlook on the U.S. economy headed into 2016, with more millionaires assuming another year with a flat S&P 500 index leading to a lower personal rate of return and a majority belief among millionaires that […]

Activity, Trading

Five trends investors need to watch in 2016

December 18, 2015

Via: CNBC Finance

With 2016 fast approaching, our attention is focused on identifying and assessing the trends that will shape the year ahead. Here are five trends to watch, based on insights drawn from Dun & Bradstreet’s commercial database of over 240 million […]