The showdown between the Fed and the markets this week may decide the fate of the stock rally in early 2023

Let’s get ready to move. The Fed and investors appear to be tied up in what one seasoned market watcher called an epic Game “Chicken”. What Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says on Wednesday may determine the winner. Here is the conflict. Fed policymakers have steadfastly insisted that the federal funds rate, now at 4.25% … Read more

Barron’s stock picks beat the market in 2022. Here’s our report card.

Illustration by Albert Tercero font size Picking stocks in 2022 was no easy feat. The magic that made giant tech names drive the market higher year after year has suddenly run out. It turns out that much of the magic was provided by the Fed, who suddenly decided to throw out their wand. With the … Read more

Future returns: ESG-related projects are a ‘bright spot’ in private markets

An uncertain economic outlook, rising rates, and geopolitical instability are all causing venture capital, private equity, and corporate finance to scale back their investments. However, companies that create products and services related to environmental, social and governance policies, or ESG, continue to attract funding, according to a recent report from Deloitte. “It’s kind of a … Read more