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Barton Biggs places bullish bets

October 23, 2011

Barton Biggs, a hedge fund manager who bought stocks when the market bottomed in March 2009, recently boosted bullish bets on equities in his Traxis Global Equity Macro Fund, citing improving U.S. economic data. The fund's net-long position...

DJIA companies expected to increase dividends

October 19, 2011

The 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average are expected to increase their annual dividend payouts by an average of 11.8% over the third quarter of 2010 and by 1.1% over the second quarter of this year. According to the results...

Vix bets reflect optimism over Europe, equities

October 12, 2011

Traders are placing more bets than any time since 2009 that the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index will fall, a sign they expect concern about Europe's credit crisis to recede and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to rally. There...

INsider: Regions' TARP bill could lead to low-ball bid on MK

October 12, 2011

It stands to reason that large shareholders have been selling shares in Regions Financial Corp. The stock is down nearly 50% this year. It turns out the bank's largest shareholder — Bruce Berkowitz of Fairholme Capital Management — unloaded...

Pimco goes bargain hunting in China

October 10, 2011

Emerging-market stocks are “cheap” and Pacific Investment Management Co. is buying in China after the nation's shares tumbled this year, said Maria Gordon, an emerging-market equity-fund manager at Pimco. “We are definitely fishing in...

Junk favored over stocks as recession odds climb: JPMorgan

October 10, 2011

Junk bonds are becoming more attractive compared with stocks as relative yields on the debt soar to a two-year high and a U.S. recession becomes likelier, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. “We believe investors should favor income producing...

Death of Jobs 'does create questions,' but advisers still big on Apple

October 6, 2011

The death of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs is not being viewed by the financial markets as a turning point for the company, according to financial advisers and market watchers. “The death of Steve Jobs is a true tragedy when you consider...

What Buffett's rare buyback says about large-caps

October 2, 2011

Warren E. Buffett's determination that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) shares are cheap enough to buy back may mean that the S&P 500 also is a bargain. The company has been authorized to repurchase stock for the first time in four decades, as...

Developed-market currency concern taking center stage

September 25, 2011

More institutions are taking cover as uncertainty surrounding the euro is putting developed-market currency risk at center stage of global investment portfolios, including equities strategies. “Historically, equities managers have been less...

Birinyi is still bullish, not cowed by doom and gloom

September 18, 2011

U.S. companies are earning too much for the bull market to be derailed by speculation that Europe's debt crisis will spread, according to Laszlo Birinyi, who advised clients to buy shares before they bottomed in March 2009. Apple Inc. Ticker:(AAPL)...

Time to stock up on equities, Pimco's Kashkari says

September 18, 2011

Investors should buy equities because valuations, income growth and dividends show that the asset class is attractive, said Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC's Neel Kashkari. The S&P 500's price-earnings ratio sank to a 28-month low of 12.2...

Pimco's Kashkari says now is the time to stock up on equities

September 12, 2011

Pacific Investment Management Co.'s Neel Kashkari said investors should buy equities because valuations, income growth and dividends show the asset class is attractive. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index's price-earnings ratio sank to a 28-month...

Institutional traders down on high-frequency traders

September 12, 2011

Large institutional traders around the world are concerned about the impact that high-frequency trading has on the equity markets, according to a new survey by Liquidnet Inc., an alternative-trading service. Two-thirds of mutual, pension and...

This tech fund beats benchmarks by avoiding ‘bleeding edge' stocks

September 7, 2011

Looking beyond the technology-centric U.S. market is key to building a solidly diversified portfolio of tech stocks, according to Ian Warmerdam, manager of the $300 million Henderson Global Technology Fund Ticker:(HFGAX). Mr. Warmerdam, who...

Gross favors investments outside U.S., Europe

September 4, 2011

The global economic crisis is leading to a possible “developed economy” recession in Europe and the United States that may be hard to alleviate, according to Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC's Bill Gross. In this environment, the world's...

Weighing whether stocks have room to grow

September 4, 2011

In a sign that the economy may be on the verge of another recession, investors are paying less for equities than they have during every recession since Ronald Reagan was president. The S&P 500 lost 13% in the past five weeks through last Monday,...

Boomers may stall equities for decades

August 28, 2011

Aging baby boomers may hold down U.S. stock values for the next two decades as they sell their investments to finance retirement, according to a paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. “U.S. equity values have been closely related...

Corporate stash of cash is paying dividends for this fund

August 26, 2011

The nearly two-year trend of companies' hoarding cash due to economic uncertainty plays right into the hand of Clare Hart, manager of the $560 million JPMorgan Equity Income Select Fund Ticker:(HLIEX). For a lot of companies, the cash buildup...

Bottom’s up? Stock pessimism reaches high not seen since 2007

August 24, 2011

Pessimism about U.S. stocks among newsletter writers increased the most since July 2007, a bullish signal to analysts who track investor sentiment as a contrarian indicator of share performance. The share of bearish publications among about...

Blackstone's Wien talks up stocks

August 23, 2011

U.S. stocks are cheap after suffering the biggest losses since March 2009, according to Byron Wien, a senior managing director at Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest private equity firm. “You got the market down to 11 times earnings,”...

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