President Donald Trump may not be a fan of environmental regulation, but there is considerable interest from investors in so-called green bonds, which is one of the fastest growing areas of the global fixed-income market. Moody's, the rating agency, estimates that nearly $93bn of green bonds were issued around the world in 2016, up 120 per cent from the year before.
Elite financial advisors seem to think a Donald Trump presidency would be bad for investors, a new survey by the Financial Times and Ignites Research has found. But even with his popularity falling, more FAs believe he would be better for their clients' portfolios than his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Investors are racking up billions of dollars in defaults on loans taken from their 401(k) plans, ignoring warnings from financial advisers they're incurring needless tax hits and endangering their retirement nest eggs. At the same time, participants in 401(k) plans have been taking out more loans against their accounts since the start of the financial crisis, according to one recent industry study.