M&A drivers tap the brakes on private deals as economy flashes yellow

M&A drivers tap the brakes on private deals as economy flashes yellow

While market turmoil in 2022 has created more opportunities to find interesting deals, M&A practitioners remain more cautious at hitting the accelerator on acquisitions, a senior executive an advisory firm told MarketWatch. “People will be disciplined on price,” said James McVeigh, founder and CEO of Cyndx Networks LLC. “Investments that would have been nice to … Read more

This ‘underappreciated’ black swan could bring fresh chaos to the global economy

This ‘underappreciated’ black swan could bring fresh chaos to the global economy

New week, same bounce. Stock futures point to fresh gains as investors grow optimism that a bond rout is ending, and the Fed’s rate-hike plans will get pruned due to a global slowdown. Of course, that optimism comes as discontent grows around the world from high commodity prices that have driven up food prices, cramped … Read more

State doles out $115 million in “shovel ready” grants to 123 Nebraska nonprofits | Nebraska

State doles out 5 million in “shovel ready” grants to 123 Nebraska nonprofits |  Nebraska

The David City, Nebraska, art gallery was a recipient of grants awarded by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. (Paul Hammel/Nebraska Examiner) LINCOLN — A total of 123 nonprofit organizations — two short of the number that applied — have been awarded portions of the first, $115 million in “shovel ready” grants by the Nebraska … Read more

State doles out $115 million in “shovel ready” grants to 123 Nebraska nonprofits | Nebraska

State doles out 5 million in “shovel ready” grants to 123 Nebraska nonprofits |  Nebraska

The David City, Nebraska, art gallery was a recipient of grants awarded by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. (Paul Hammel/Nebraska Examiner) LINCOLN — A total of 123 nonprofit organizations — two short of the number that applied — have been awarded portions of the first, $115 million in “shovel ready” grants by the Nebraska … Read more

In Volatile Markets, Income Investors Must Choose: High Yields or Steady Payouts.

In Volatile Markets, Income Investors Must Choose: High Yields or Steady Payouts.

As 2022 approaches its midpoint with deepening concerns about recession and inflation, stocks with higher yields have performed relatively better than those with faster-growing payouts. But Donald Kilbride, the portfolio manager of the $53 billion Vanguard Dividend Growth fund (ticker: VDIGX), which focuses on rising payouts, not yield, is taking that in stride. As of … Read more

What Is a Money Market Mutual Fund?

What Is a Money Market Mutual Fund?

FatCamera / iStock.com One common financial instrument that causes some investors a great deal of confusion is a money market fund. Many think these financial instruments are the same as the similar-sounding money market accounts, which closely resemble savings accounts. However, money market funds, sometimes called money market mutual funds, are open-ended mutual funds that … Read more