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Advisers still wary of bitcoin as interest grows

November 9, 2017

Investment advisers still warn their clients about the dangers of bitcoin – but they are getting more inquiries about the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin began the year at $899.65, according to WorldCoinIndex.com, and was trading Wednesday at $7,229.39...

Advisers wary of bitcoin vindicated after big drop

June 12, 2017

Advisers wary of the bitcoin craze were vindicated Monday after the digitical currency dropped 13%. After hitting a high of $3,000 on Sunday, bitcoins dropped nearly $400 and were selling for $2,610. The surge in bitcoin prices had been astonishing....

Don't let currencies bite you when investing in international equities

November 11, 2015

For U.S. investors, the case for international equity investing remains compelling in spite of all the market turmoil of the last few years. The reasons are well-rehearsed: about two-thirds of the global equity market by capitalization is outside...

NYSE and Nasdaq embracing bitcoin

March 25, 2015

The biggest U.S. stock exchange operators are taking steps to embrace bitcoin, spurring speculation the digital currency is coming up from underground. Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. revealed Tuesday that New York-based Noble Markets, a platform for...

Where are the flows?

September 8, 2014

How do you make sense of lackluster flows into equity funds amid the longest outperformance for U.S. stocks since the presidency of Richard Nixon? S&P 500 beating world doesn't spark flows This is Apple's big week but something's missing. 4...

SEC warns investors about pitfalls of Bitcoin

May 8, 2014

Virtual currency may be trendy but it also poses dangers to investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission warned in an alert to investors. The most popular form of digital money is known as Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer currency that has been...

Stock market selloff triggers a new gold rush

February 12, 2016

Gold rallies amid the stock selloff to once again become the safe-haven play. “I think people are so confused about this market.” Finra bars two brokers for selling a highly speculative hedge fund as a more mundane growth fund. The fund's...

Is it time to go international?

April 29, 2017

The question for advisers now: When will the hurting stop? More importantly, if international investing is worthwhile, what do you need to tell clients? No less a personality than John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, has expressed skepticism...

As gold comes under attack, advisers show their mettle

July 21, 2015

Advisers who believe in long-term commitment to commodities, and especially to gold, are having their mettle tested. The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) is off more than 16% over the last year, while the average gold and precious metals mining funds...

Greece offers prime example of how to get in front of clients to counteract scary headlines

July 13, 2015

Even with another bailout in the works for Greece, the country's fiscal woes will remain in the headlines for months, perhaps longer, and financial advisers are reaching out to clients to make sure they keep this melodrama in perspective. “Now...

Nasdaq Index: Then & Now

March 6, 2015

For starters, there were far fewer people using the Internet Source: Internet World Stats Also, Mark Zuckerberg was still in high school! Source: Forbes Cell phones have changed a lot too The best-selling cell phone Source: ZDNet The people...

Currency-hedged ETFs giving investors new option for improving international returns

January 21, 2015

Currency hedging is one of the key emerging trends in exchange-traded funds, one that has seen an explosion over the past year and can help provide clients with a new, flexible option to manage risk in their portfolio. While a small number of...

Gold's best quarter in decades bodes well for the commodity

April 1, 2016

Even after its best quarterly performance in nearly 30 years, the gold trade continues to look bright. “There's still some upside scope to go.” Citigroup lays out the limits of robo-advice. The competition is real, but the robos will not...

Japan's stimulus news pushes stocks higher

October 31, 2014

The yen plunged to a six-year low while stocks jumped with U.S. equity-index futures (SPX) as the Bank of Japan unexpectedly increased its target for monetary stimulus. Gold fell as bonds from Italy to Portugal climbed. Japan's currency tumbled...

Deflation: We fear you not

June 17, 2014

Do you like low prices? Relish discovering a bargain online or hidden on a store's shelf? Do you celebrate better and cheaper electronic devices each passing year? Well, the world's most powerful central banks stand ready to prevent such a global...

Rethinking how you build clients' equity portfolios

April 15, 2015

Advisers have traditionally relied on size and style to build domestic equity portfolios, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to justify this approach. In fact, the widespread adoption of the size and style approach may be a key factor...

U.S. retail foreign-exchange brokers cracking under Swiss shock

January 16, 2015

Losses mounted from the Swiss currency shock as the largest U.S. retail foreign-exchange brokerage said client debts threatened its compliance with capital rules and a New Zealand-based dealer went out of business. FXCM Inc., which handled a...

Buckle up for more volatility

October 15, 2014

Amid the stock market's gyrations, one thing is clear: Volatility will be around for some time. So buckle up. Stocks are tumbling, oil is sinking, and bonds are going vertical Several signals point to an improving economy but you wouldn't know...

Bob Doll: While markets look sloppy, high volatility will persist

October 7, 2014

U.S. equities declined again last week, with the S&P 500 Index losing 0.7%, although the damage was mitigated by a rally on Friday that followed a stronger-than-expected employment report. The pending completion of the Federal Reserve's quantitative...

Top emerging markets for investors in 2017

January 3, 2017

There are some clear favorites among investors for 2017. All things Russian and Indian are popular, as are Brazilian corporate bonds and Mexico's cheap peso. The top calls for this year are centered on markets where the political climate is...

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