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Emerging issues affecting financial advice

August 19, 2017

Management guru Peter Drucker once described predicting the future as driving down a country road at night with no lights on while looking out the rear window. Admittedly, no one can precisely predict how advisers and firms will work too far...

How advisers can better communicate the risks and rewards of investing in emerging markets

August 17, 2017

Senior columnist John Waggoner discusses how financial advisers can help clients better understand the advantages of having exposure to emerging markets and the increased volatility that often comes along with investing in them.

GMO: Don't overlook risk in emerging markets

July 20, 2017

If you're attracted to the relatively low stock valuations and top performance of emerging markets, a new white paper by Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC warns that you should consider one other metric: risk. Emerging markets funds have...

How to Invest for the Rest of 2017: Our Mid-Year 2017 Outlook

July 19, 2017

Heading into the second half of 2017, we believe the elongated U.S. credit and business cycle – currently eight years old and counting – will continue through the end of the year. Yet for the first time in almost a decade, the risks to the...

Some ETFs to add China A shares — eventually

June 21, 2017

MSCI announced Tuesday it would be including Chinese A shares into its widely followed emerging markets index — but its effects will be more like a firecracker than a bombshell. Starting next year, MSCI's Emerging Markets Index will add 222...

Investments that advisers should look at in an overheated market

May 24, 2017

Editor's note: This is part of a series looking at how the advice industry is getting ready for the next market correction. Investing in today's stock market is a bit like driving 90 miles an hour on a wet highway with bald tires. You may not...

Are emerging markets the place to be when US stocks drop?

May 24, 2017

Editor's note: This is part of a series looking at how the advice industry is getting ready for the next market correction. If you've ever bought a refurbished fire extinguisher from Frank's Firefighting Warehouse ("Where every sale is a fire...

Franklin Templeton's Mark Mobius on state of globalism, China rising and best of emerging markets ​

April 18, 2017

Mark Mobius is the dean of emerging markets, with more than 40 years' experience investing in lesser developed countries. Mr. Mobius began his career at Vickers-da-Costa and joined Franlkin Templeton Investments in 1987 as president of Templeton...

U.S. equities' bull run limits future upside

December 4, 2016

We are now in year eight of a U.S. equity bull run. U.S. equities, as defined by the Russell 3000, have returned 15% on average since 2009, making this their second-longest hot streak since a decade-long run in the 1990s. Thanks to the global...

Can Donald Trump breathe life into actively managed funds?

November 27, 2016

John Maynard Keynes described Wall Street as being like a beauty contest where the judges don't choose the best-looking candidates. Instead, they choose who everyone else thinks are the best candidates. And those opinions can change suddenly....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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