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Active investors expect to beat S&P 500 in 2011

November 14, 2010

About two-thirds of investors who trade at least 36 times a year expect to have better returns in the next 12 months than the S&P 500, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments. The poll, conducted at Fidelity's San Francisco Traders' Summit...

Jeremy Grantham: Stocks on the verge of being 'dangerously overpriced'

November 11, 2010

Jeremy Grantham, chief investment strategist at Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co., said the Federal Reserve’s attempt to boost the economy could push U.S. stocks to a level where they will be “dangerously overpriced.” The Fed’s decision...

Stocks to own while Fed moves to re-ignite economy: John Dorfman

November 9, 2010

The Federal Reserve's action last week to enlarge the U.S. money supply will bolster some stocks and hurt others. Pundits are arguing whether the $600 billion of government bond purchases planned by the Fed for the next eight months are enough...

Equities are still cheap: Wells Fargo's Ognar

November 8, 2010

Despite the stock market's recent strong performance, valuations remain generally attractive — and uncertainty abounds, according to Tom Ognar — manager of the $2.4 billion Wells Fargo Advantage Growth Fund Ticker:(SGROX). “The public...

Ken Fisher: Look for 16% post-election rally

November 3, 2010

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index may rally as much as 16 percent in the next six months because yesterday's election will stymie legislative initiatives in Congress, billionaire investor Kenneth Fisher said. Equities have surged since July as...

Quietly, IPO market is staging a rally

October 26, 2010

The initial public offering market is alive and well, surging to its highest level since 2007, according to a report from Ernst & Young LP released today. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, there were 133 companies in the IPO pipeline, a 9% increase...

For yield, stocks are beating bonds, says WHG’s Freeman

October 21, 2010

In a wide-open pursuit of investment yield, stocks are trumping bonds, according to Mark Freeman, manager of the WHG Income Opportunity Fund Ticker:(WHGIX). Mr. Freeman, who manages a total of $400 million, including $200 million in the fund,...

King of dividends? Banking sector no longer tops

October 11, 2010

Investors in the U.S. who used to rely on financial stocks for dividends can turn to an unlikely successor: information technology. Companies in the IT industry eclipsed financials in total dividend payouts for the first time in the third quarter....

John Hussman: Markets 'overvalued, overbought, overbullish'

September 28, 2010

The following is an excerpt from the market commentary of John Hussman, president of the Hussman Investment Trust, for the week of Sept. 27, 2010. For more of his commentary, please visit Mr. Hussman's archives. Presently, our valuations measures...

An overview of SMA performance in the second quarter

August 15, 2010

Second quarter commentary from Nathan Behan, Senior Analyst at Prima Capital. U.S. equity: The second quarter opened up with high hopes and generally positive expectations for the remainder of the year. As noted last quarter, there was a wide...

Tea Party may hold key to second-half market rally

July 25, 2010

Growing dissatisfaction among conservatives and independents with President Barack Obama before this year's midterm elections is good news for stock investors if history is any guide. The S&P 500 has surged 48% on average starting in the second...

John Hussman: Don't take the bait -- stocks are not cheap

July 20, 2010

The following is the commentary for John Hussman, president of the Hussman Trust, for the week of July 19. For the full archive of Mr. Hussman's commentary, please click here. "Breaking News: Philly Fed Survey at 5.1, Showing that Growth Is...

Why UBS and Barclays are both bullish about tech

July 13, 2010

Computer and software shares have slumped to the lowest valuations in two decades, a sign to Barclays Wealth and UBS AG they will rebound as Standard & Poor's 500 Index companies start spending their record cash. Technology companies in the...

UBS tells clients: Stocks will gain half as much as previously forecast

July 7, 2010

UBS AG reduced its forecast for where the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will end the year to 1,150, citing slower profit growth and an unwillingness among investors to pay higher valuations for earnings. Jonathan Golub, the chief U.S. market...

Why one fund manager thinks renewed pessimism has created a 'stock picker's market'

July 7, 2010

Pessimism and fear are creating opportunities in the second half of 2010 for those with cash, said Terry Diamond, chairman of Talon Asset Management. “I think we’re going to be in a stock picker’s market,” said Diamond, 71, in an interview...

Why Barton Biggs is selling his tech stocks now

July 6, 2010

Traxis Partners LLC’s Barton Biggs sold almost all his U.S. technology shares last week. Biggs, whose stock investments in March 2009 gave New York- based Traxis a 38 percent gain last year, said concerns the economy will contract spurred...

Sector snapshot: The biggest threat to health care stocks

June 29, 2010

The specter of higher costs continues to hang over the health care sector – a threat that is preventing most health care stocks from benefiting from the new reform package, according to a panel discussion at the Morningstar Investment Conference...

BlackRock's Bob Doll: Where we go from here

June 29, 2010

Bob Doll, the vice chairman and chief equity strategist at Blackrock, sat down with InvestmentNews to offer his thoughts on the direction of the global markets, as well as interest rates, over the next several weeks and for the remainder of...

TIAA-CREF: Why investments in farmland are now 'like gold'

June 29, 2010

TIAA-CREF aims to add to its $2 billion holdings of farmland to help diversify its portfolio and hedge against inflation, said the pension-fund manager's director for private-equity investments in agriculture. “We don't have enough” farmland,...

Raymond James' Jeffrey D. Saut: The call of the week

June 29, 2010

The call for the week: I continue to attempt to “keep” the profits accrued since the March 2009 bottom. Accordingly, I remain cautious in the short-run. Longer-term I continue to think the equity markets are okay into the midterm elections,...

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