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Jobless Rate Rises as Steady Hiring Draws More to Labor Force

The unemployment rate rose in June from an 18-year low, but steady hiring and more job seekers suggest a strong labor market drew in Americans from the sidelines. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose 213,000, while the unemployment rate increased to 4.0% from 3.8%......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 6th, 2018

US weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise

The labor market is viewed as being near or at full employment, with the jobless rate at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 5th, 2018

A High Dividend ETF That Can Bounce Back

With the Federal Reserve having already raised interest rates twice this year and with plans for perhaps two more rate hikes before year-end, high-yield dividend stocks and exchange traded funds are struggling. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 27th, 2018

US weekly jobless claims unexpectedly fall

The labor market is considered to be close to or at full employment, with the jobless rate at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 14th, 2018

FOMC Boosts Funds Rate by an Expected Quarter Point

The Fed's FOMC voted unanimously Wednesday to raise the Fed funds rate by one-quarter point to a new range of 1.75% to 2%. The committee also sees core inflation rising slowly to 2.1% next year......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJun 13th, 2018

Treasury yields tick higher after Fed raises key interest rate by 0.25%

Treasury yields rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark fed funds rate by 0.25% to a range of 1.75% to 2%, as expected. The 10-year Treasury note yield rose 1.5 basis points to 2.972%. The 2-ye.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 13th, 2018

Market Extra: Hedge funds cool on rate hike expectations by going long on 2-year Treasury note

Hedge funds and speculators turn positive on the 2-year note for the first time in more than a year as investors cool their bets for the climb in short-dated yields to continue......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 5th, 2018

Capitol Report: The ‘real’ unemployment rate reached a 17-year low. Here’s why that’s a big deal.

The official U.S. jobless rate slid to an 18-year low of 3.8% in May, but even better the so-called real unemployment rate has fallen more rapidly. That’s good news for millions of Americans who were on the outside of the labor market looking in......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 4th, 2018

Capitol Report: The ‘real’ U.S. unemployment rate reached a 17-year low

The official U.S. jobless rate slid to an 18-year low of 3.8% in May, but even better the so-called real unemployment rate has fallen more rapidly. That’s good news for millions of Americans who were on the outside of the labor market looking in......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 1st, 2018

Brisk Hiring Pushes Jobless Rate Down to 3.8% as Wages Rise

The unemployment rate fell to an 18-year low in May and U.S. employers steadily added jobs, with payrolls rising by 223,000—both signs of enduring strength for the labor market. Wages increased modestly, growing 2.7%......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 1st, 2018

No major change in number of MF schemes post Sebi rationalisation

The Securities and Exchange Board of India's (Sebi) move to categorise and rationalise mutual fund schemes has resulted in a reduction of less than 3 per cent schemes in the MF universe. Between September and May this year, 38 schem.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 28th, 2018

The best year for mutual funds in over a decade?

2018 could be the best year for mutual funds since 2007, and here’s where the bets are paying off......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 25th, 2018

US weekly jobless claims increase more than expected

The labor market is viewed as being close to or at full employment, with the jobless rate near a 17-1/2-year low of 3.9 percent......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 24th, 2018

Long-term investors" share in equity mutual funds on the decline

Proportion of assets held for at least a year has dropped below 50 per cent.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 20th, 2018

3 Mutual Funds to Buy on Booming Construction Activity

Net margins are expected to increase 1.4 percentage points from the year-earlier period, with Constru.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytMay 17th, 2018

Retail Sales Rebound—but Be Careful What You Wish For

The return of the consumer is raising the odds the Federal Reserve will boost its federal-funds rate target a total of four times this year......»»

Category: blogSource: barronsMay 15th, 2018

The cofounder of a streaming-music app has launched 2 crypto funds - and he thinks he"ll be managing $500 million by year end

Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters Jonathan Benassaya's IronChain Capital launched two mutual fund-like products for cryptocurrencies on Friday.  Benassaya, who cofounded music-streamin.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 11th, 2018

Economic Report: New U.S. jobless claims cling near 49-year low of 211,000

The rate of layoffs in the U.S. stuck near a 49-year low in early May, just more proof that an ultra-tight labor market shows no sign of softening......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 10th, 2018

NewsWatch: New U.S. jobless claims cling near 49-year low of 211,000

The rate of layoffs in the U.S. stuck near a 49-year low in early May, just more proof that an ultratight labor market shows no sign of softening......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 10th, 2018

World markets rise, tracking Wall Street gains on job report

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 7th, 2018