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It's time for retirees to start bracing for higher interest rates

June 10, 2015

Retirees should be bracing for rising interest rates. The Fed probably doesn't even know when it plans to raise rates, which is probably something else we should all be worried about. The risks of chasing yield If the stock market really is...

Major benchmark punts on adding China’s booming markets to global indexes

June 9, 2015

MSCI Inc. declined on Tuesday to add China's domestic financial markets to its widely used indexes, but said it will work with local authorities to provide access to the world's second-largest, and fastest-growing, stock market soon. The index...

Vanguard's China play ups the ante for industry

June 3, 2015

The Vanguard Group Inc.'s unexpected announcement this week that it will add exposure to China's high-flying but tightly regulated onshore markets accelerates competition among fund sponsors to provide the broadest exposure to global markets....

Economic growth is fading fast in the so-called recovery

May 26, 2015

The pace of the country's economic recovery is becoming more of a riddle than a reality. We can't keep blaming the weather The Greek debt crisis for dummies. Everything you need to know. Can Greece afford to pay? A handy checklist for those...

Emerging-markets debt market offers more than yield

May 24, 2015

In the wake of the global financial crisis, financial advisers have been faced with the unenviable task of generating income and attractive returns for their clients in a world where yields on many fixed-income securities have been at or near...

Smaller economies offering bigger returns in the emerging markets sector

May 24, 2015

A slowdown in Chinese economic growth, a pullback in Indian stock prices and the Damoclean sword of U.S. monetary policy are hanging over emerging markets. But that isn't stopping Chad White, president of Safe Harbor Wealth Management Inc.,...

When investing in emerging-markets economies, stock picking beats indexed exposure

May 24, 2015

Investing in emerging-markets economies is less about why than about how and where. Publicly traded companies in the emerging markets with a market capitalization of at least $300 million are represented by more than 6,000 stocks. That compares...

How portfolio diversification can help deliver more income to clients

May 20, 2015

Is it just me, or has it gotten harder to build a decent investment portfolio? Equity markets are near all-time highs after a long and extended run. Much of fixed income has followed the Federal Reserve down close to zero. Europe's problems...

A portfolio strategy that goes all in for alts to dial down market risk

May 20, 2015

For a lot of financial advisers, a 5% or 10% allocation to alternative investments is still viewed either as pushing the limits or as checking off the box for having some exposure to alternatives. But what about a 45% allocation that represents...

Even outside U.S., passive investments widen share of sales over active

May 19, 2015

Last month, Index funds tracking global equities gained their largest edge, in total sales, over actively managed funds since the financial crisis, Morningstar Inc. said Tuesday, as investors bypassed stock-pickers to capture the markets' strong...

Dynasty hires Scott D. Welch to be chief investment officer

May 14, 2015

Dynasty Financial Partners, a company that sells advisers services and tools to run their businesses, has hired Scott D. Welch for its new position as chief investment officer. In his new role, Mr. Welch will oversee investment research, choose...

Retail brokers are shut out of the SEC's market reform efforts

April 27, 2015

Retail brokerages are shut out of the SEC's advisory committee for protecting retail investors. Say what? 'We were kind of shocked' It has been 15 years since the dot-com bubble, and it would be difficult to say we're not in another tech bubble....

Bill Gross says he will short the German bund, eventually

April 22, 2015

Bill Gross calls the 10-year German bund the 'short of a lifetime.' But you'll want to wait more than a year for the end of Europe's quantitative easing program. The bund is currently yielding 9.5 basis points China's financial risks come into...

With one quarter down, Bob Doll still likes his 2015 outlook

April 17, 2015

In a first-quarter checkup on his 2015 economic predictions, Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management, is giving himself a passing grade, while betting on a lot of help from consumers to carry through the rest of the year....

The riddle and the dilemma of global bonds

April 17, 2015

If not even negative yields can bring a bond bull to their knees, what will? The riddle and the dilemma of global bonds Making the case for emerging markets, where bargains are still plentiful. 'There isn't any reason to become positive, just...

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...

If you tread at all into the energy sector, tread lightly

April 9, 2015

Despite its size, Royal Dutch Shell's $70 billion acquisition of natural gas giant BG Group is far from a green light for investors to jump headlong into energy, even as some M&A experts forecast a wave of mergers in the industry. As entry points...

Investors jump into European stocks hoping for another QE ride

April 7, 2015

The launch of the Eurozone's quantitative easing program has not been lost on investors who are now pouring money into the European equity markets, as measured by record inflows in March. TrimTabs Investment Research calculated a record $7.8...

The trouble with emerging and frontier markets indexes

April 1, 2015

After years of negligible returns investors have become disenchanted with emerging markets. These days, it seems like much of the headline news from that part of the world is negative. But in spite of all the turmoil and risk, emerging markets...

Job growth is the economy's only bright side, and it isn't very bright

March 30, 2015

The data show companies are hiring, but virtually everything else in the economy is falling. The math adds up because the jobs are mostly lousy and part-time. The bright side just isn't very bright What is probably keeping Janet Yellen up at...

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