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Big bets come back to haunt Franklin Templeton's global bond fund

October 5, 2016

The $44 billion Templeton Global Bond Fund (TGBAX) is probably not what most financial advisers would expect from a strategy in such a bland and stoic category as world bond funds. But, based on the pace of money flowing out of the fund over...

SEC charges broker with fraudulently raising $3.2 million for his failing mutual funds

September 29, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued an emergency asset freeze against a former stockbroker for defrauding investors in his failing mutual fund business. Peter Kohli, of Pottstown, Pa., fraudulently raised more than $3.2 million...

Are junk bonds becoming the new equities?

September 1, 2016

It's a well-known reality that high-yield bonds are generally more correlated to equities than they are to higher-quality bonds, but is it possible to actually substitute junk bonds for stocks? That argument is being made on a selective basis...

Advisers are bracing for a September market storm

August 31, 2016

As financial advisers prepare to relax over the Labor Day weekend break, many are also bracing for an increased focus on the kinds of market volatility that typically comes with September. With perspectives ranging from, it happens every year...

Value strategies defy logic in push past growth stocks

August 24, 2016

Ten years into a bull market for growth stocks, the cycle finally appears to be turning in favor of value investing, but not for all the usual reasons. Among domestic equity mutual fund categories, small- and mid-cap value strategies stand out...

Advisers ambivalent about emerging markets

August 21, 2016

Unless you specifically manage an emerging-markets portfolio, there is a good chance you will be lukewarm on increased allocations to the world's emerging economies. Even against the backdrop of a very solid first half of the year, most analysts...

Health and longevity trends show promise

August 21, 2016

One way to address the short-term volatility associated with emerging markets is by investing alongside secular and demographic trends. These multi-year and multi-decade influences can provide long-term resilience in the face of volatility resulting...

Brexit vote whipsaws markets, tests financial advisers' resolve

June 24, 2016

The global stock market selloff Friday following the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union proved that the financial markets largely believed Britain was going to vote for the status quo. While many financial advisers and market...

Layoffs hit Pimco, GMO as assets shrink amid flight from active management

June 17, 2016

Layoffs have been scarce in the mutual fund industry, but they have hit two complexes recently: GMO and Pimco, which are suffering from declining assets as investors flee active management in favor of passive strategies. Boston-based Grantham,...

Franklin Templeton's Hasenstab kicks off Morningstar with nod to emerging markets

June 14, 2016

The beat-down suffered broadly across the emerging markets over the past few years has left some value in its wake, according to Michael Hasenstab, manager of the $48 billion Templeton Global Bond Fund (TPINX). Investors would be wise to proceed...

A tale of two Chinas: one old, one new

June 5, 2016

To the casual observer, headlines about China over the past year suggest doom and gloom. Those who take a deeper look, however, will find a divergent storyline comes to light: China's economy is moving in two different directions. Earnings releases...

How a Brexit will hit U.S. stocks

June 2, 2016

If the U.K. pulls the trigger on its departure from the European Union, the fallout could hit certain U.S. stocks that you might already own, or maybe should own. Stay nimble. A couple dozen stateside companies with substantial sales in Britain...

BlackRock, GMO forecast single-digit returns for U.S. stocks

April 19, 2016

Richard Turnill, BlackRock's chief global investment strategist, has some advice for investors: Curb your enthusiasm. And he's not alone. “We see a global portfolio made up of 60% equities and 40% fixed income producing annual returns of just...

Efforts by Fidelity, Vanguard and Pimco to calm energy investors pay off

April 18, 2016

The message from mutual fund companies about oil prices: There's long-term value in energy stocks, but it's going to be a rough ride. By and large, it's been good advice. Investors got a taste of oil's volatility on Monday, when oil prices slid...

Investors poured $32 billion into bonds in March with Vanguard, BlackRock dominating

April 15, 2016

Investors poured an estimated $31.9 billion into bond funds in March, and investment advisers did much of the pouring. The inflow to bond funds was the most since January 2013, when bond funds saw a net $32.6 billion come in, says Morningstar,...

4 reasons why pulling out of emerging markets doesn't make sense

April 10, 2016

Historically, long-term demographic and economic trends have been the key motivations for investing in the emerging markets asset class. As populations grow in the developing world and shrink in the developed world, economic growth will be focused...

Strong March performance pushes stock funds positive for first quarter

April 1, 2016

If your clients are complaining about their bond positions, this would be a good time to remind them about why they own fixed income. Even though stock funds scored big gains in March, they're still trailing bonds for 2016 — and the past 12...

BRIC funds rally, but it's a long way back

March 18, 2016

Investors tempted by Friday's emerging markets rally might want to remember what it feels like to get hit with a BRIC. The BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — were singled out by Goldman Sachs in 2001 as the investment theme...

Emerging market debt is starting to look like a sweet deal

February 25, 2016

Franklin Templeton and BlackRock are each making the case for a move into emerging market debt. This is how riskier assets get more attractive. Portfolio managers are fighting back against high-frequency traders with “noise.” Out-foxing...

Fine-tuning the emerging markets

February 3, 2016

Emerging markets might be out of favor at the moment, but that hasn't stopped the asset-management industry from positioning products and strategies for an eventual turnaround. As detailed in a recent Morningstar report, emerging-market strategies...

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