Markets

ETFs

5 Income ETF Ideas as Fed Liftoff (Still) Looms

When Barron's interviewed Scott Eldridge, head of fixed income product strategy at Invesco's PowerShares family of exchange-traded funds last March, he came up with three ETF suggestions for investors looking for income in a rising rate ...

Negative Rate Talk, Oil Plunge Highlight Week on Wall Street

U.S. equity markets ended the week on a high note as they surged during Friday’s session. But the late rally wasn’t enough to push the major averages into positive territory for the week after stocks were battered by plunging oil prices and more talk about negative interest rates in the U.S.

Earnings

AIG Posts Hefty Loss, Hurt By Weak Underwriting

American International Group Inc , the biggest U.S. commercial insurer by premiums, reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly operating loss, hurt by weak underwriting and lower returns on investments in a turbulent market.

Dudley: Federal Reserve's Policy is Easy Enough

Federal Reserve policy is "appropriately quite accommodative" given the low level of inflation, which poses little threat to a U.S. economic expansion that will only grow older unless there is an outside shock, an influential Fed official said on Friday.

January Import Prices Fell 1.1%

Prices for imported goods fell sharply in January, the latest sign that a slumping global economy and plunging oil prices are weighing on inflation in the U.S.