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The world braces for a slower Chinese economy

June 24, 2015

Is the world ready for a Chinese economic slowdown? A weakening China will show the world how much it is really hooked on the Chinese economy. Better brace for the impact All eyes are on Justice Kennedy as the Supreme Court closes in on a crucial...

Why this is an exceptional time to be investing in Europe

June 16, 2015

As Europe slowly emerges from the global financial crisis, we believe favorable macroeconomic conditions and a dramatic shift in the fundamentals of how businesses are managed is underway. There is a focus on unlocking shareholder value with...

With Saudi Arabian stock market open, exchange-traded funds aren't far behind

June 15, 2015

With the Saudi Arabian stock market opening to foreign investors for the first time on Monday, it shouldn't be long before financial advisers can start gaining exposure to the largest economy in the Middle East through some exchange-traded funds....

Saudi Arabia lays out the welcome mat for global investors

June 15, 2015

The richest and most powerful Arab nation opens its stock market to the world. Foreigners can own as much as 49% of a single stock Don't look now but silver is starting to look like the new gold. Net trade balance The euro is starting to skid...

How Fed policy is wrecking the bond market

June 12, 2015

Turns out the Fed got it all wrong, and completely messed up the bond market. Welcome to the upside down world of too much liquidity creating illiquidity.Feeding price bubbles China's roaring stock market got back on track Wednesday after a...

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...

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...

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....

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