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Jobs report has the bond market on edge

November 6, 2015

All eyes will be on the October jobs report this morning because it represents a major component of what the Federal Reserve will use to decide if December is the month for the first interest rate hike in more than nine years. This is a real...

Chinese stocks go from a sell to a buy just like that

November 4, 2015

Emerging-markets fund manager who darted out of Chinese stocks at the best possible time is now moving back in. 'We see two Chinas' Tough luck for the more than two million Americans who have been unemployed for more than six months. Not only...

Like it or not, the U.S. economy does better with a Democrat in the White House

October 28, 2015

The economy has historically done better under a Democrat president. Why that is remains a mystery. Dumb luck, or just regular luck? If you're a follower of offbeat economic indicators, you should start worrying about a recession. It's not good...

A 60-40 portfolio can no longer deliver growth and inflation protection, investment strategist warns

October 27, 2015

The standard setup of an investment portfolio has too many risks, not the least of which is an expected annual return of 2.2% for a portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds, according to Bob Rice, chief investment strategist at Tangent Capital....

Sounding the secular stagnation alarm bells

October 26, 2015

Larry Summers is sounding the alarm for secular stagnation. 'I would suggest it is a dangerous world' Buckle in for a big earnings week, as more than 150 companies in the S&P 500 Index are slated to report. The fourth week of October is seasonally...

Jim Cramer's stock picks miss the mark

October 23, 2015

TV stock barker Jim Cramer received a failing grade from a finance professor for a dismal 28% success rate. Only 14 of the 49 stocks Mr. Cramer recommended finished higher after six months. When a 'buy list' becomes a 'watch list' In the category...

Carl Icahn campaigns against corporate inversions and for himself

October 22, 2015

Carl Icahn's smooth move to try and halt corporate inversions in the name of tax patriotism is, naturally, also pretty good for his own portfolio. Super PAC spending plan tackles the hottest topic in corporate taxation What's left in the Fed's...

Gold rises from the dead

October 15, 2015

Gold shines bright above its 200-day moving average for the first time in five months. For that, and the rosier outlook for the precious metal, you can thank the lackluster U.S. economy. A dead asset no longer As trading continues to replace...

Warren Buffett doesn't have time to fiddle with activist investing

October 14, 2015

Warren Buffett's distaste for activist investing boils down to simple math. The bulk of activist investing is just looking for a quick hit The SEC is fleshing out those hidden mutual fund fees, such as sales and marketing expenses being charged...

Fallout at Fortress Investment Group

October 13, 2015

The dust is being kicked up at Fortress Investment Group, including the departure of a top hedge fund manager and the closing of a flagship fund in the wake of a really bad run. Michael Novogratz hits the bricks When it comes to retirement saving,...

An extreme tale of two liquid alt funds in the same category

October 9, 2015

The late-summer bout of stock market volatility has shed fresh light on alternative-strategy mutual funds and, once again, has reminded investors and financial advisers that these funds are very different from traditional long-only funds. Seasoned...

Bank of America isn't banking on a 4Q stock market rally

October 6, 2015

A lack of corporate outlooks this earnings season could be a bad sign for stocks over the next few months. The risk vs. reward for stocks The odds of a Fed rate hike this month are getting slimmer by the day. Meanwhile, some folks are still...

A weak outlook for earnings doesn't bode well for stocks

October 5, 2015

The stock market hunkers down for a rough earnings season. The market's worst quarter in four years shows no sign of reversing course. Corporate earnings are expected to decline 4.1% What to really expect from a 60/40 allocation to stocks and...

Hedge fund marketers have independent advisers in their sights

October 1, 2015

Now that hedge funds have the green light to market their wares, they are zeroing in on independent financial advisers. It might be a good time for advisers to bone up on their hedge-speak. An opportunity for hedge funds to reach “tens or...

The Fed tosses out another teaser that rates could still be hiked this year

September 25, 2015

If you can believe it, Fed Chair Janet Yellen is still teasing the markets with the idea of rate hike this year. Yeah, right. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me again and again and again, shame on me. State pension funds are starting to learn...

Financial advisers get more tools for navigating the liquid alts space

September 24, 2015

As stock market volatility continues to tick higher, another player is emerging to help financial advisers navigate the alternative investments space for portfolio diversification. Launched eight months ago and recently upgraded to make it more...

Papal visits have become precursors to stock market pullbacks

September 23, 2015

Brace yourself for the latest stock market indicator as the Papal visit gets under way. Turns out, those rare trips to the U.S. by a Pope have not always been good for stocks. The three most recent trips were ominous signs for the markets Sen....

When interest rates rise, alternative strategies have chance to shine for income, diversification

September 22, 2015

Just when the Greatest Generation is clamoring for investment income to ease their golden years, interest rates at 30-year lows in the U.S. — and in negative territory in Europe — are making many traditional generators of retirement income...

Why the upward trend for stocks is no more

September 21, 2015

Following the Occam's razor principle, which suggests the simplest explanation tends to be the right one, the trend for stocks is no longer your friend. The uptrend is no more Goldman's Abby Cohen advises against chasing high-yielding stocks....

The next REIT privatization wave is underway

September 8, 2015

The swelling gap between public and private valuations is making REITs a sweet target. A treasure trove of properties Taking a swipe at liquid alternative investments is always fair. But blaming the current market environment on the category...

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