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Foreign direct investment is on the decline as trade war fears escalate and nations impose protectionist policies and reduce the flow of immigration. Economists worry that the pullback will hurt global growth.
Companies are raising their dividends at a record pace, and the average increase is about 14 percent. Tax reform has fueled the trend.
Italy's political woes could send shock waves through the EU if a new prime minister opts out. Already, fears are roiling global markets.
Iran's fragile economy may go into a death spiral as renewed economic sanctions imposed by President Trump cut much needed oil revenue and foreign investment.
Apple's plan on how it will repatriate $285 billion back to the US could result in a big boost in its dividend for shareholders.
China's GDP growth will slow if a trade war with the U.S. ensues. That, along with the Red Giant's debt bubble, puts its future at risk.
China could dump its $1.17 hoard of U.S. Treasurys in retaliation if there is a trade war with the U.S., economists warn.
Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum could hurt Canada's economy and is a blow to NAFTA, experts say.
Investing guru Bill Gross thinks bonds have entered a bear market and is favoring corporate bonds of short duration across the globe.
Here are five smart ways investors can protect their portfolios from volatility in the stock market.