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Biggest China ETF in U.S. rocked

July 10, 2011

The biggest Chinese exchange-traded fund in the United States is losing money faster than any other country-focused ETF, even as the lowest valuations since 2008 are convincing brokerage firms in the Asian nation that it is time to buy. Investors...

BlackRock's Dennis Stattman raises red flag

July 10, 2011

No one knows how difficult it can be to manage a go-anywhere fund better than Dennis Stattman. Mr. Stattman, 60, has managed BlackRock Inc.'s Global Allocation Fund since its inception in 1989. When the firm launched Global Allocation, he and...

The contrarian play David Herro loves

May 31, 2011

The famed Oakmark International Fund manager says stocks for well-run Japanese companies are simply too cheap to ignore.

Japanese stocks may have hit bottom after earthquake

May 29, 2011

The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Japan is likely to leave buying opportunities in its aftermath — even as certain economic indicators point in the opposite direction. “We haven't seen Japanese stocks this cheap in a long time,”...

Africa: A surprising continent of investment opportunity

May 22, 2011

Investors who are looking for diversification, higher-than-average growth and lower-than-average risk might want to consider one of the most overlooked investment areas on earth: Africa. Africa? To call the continent's market small would be...

No such thing as home-court advantage for investors

May 18, 2011

A marked home country bias prevents many investors around the world from going global — a big mistake, according to David J. Garff, founder and president of Accuvest Global Advisors. "Home bias is alive and well. The question is why," said...

Remarkable returns, low volatility? You'll be surprised where

May 16, 2011

As portfolio manager Larry Seruma sees it, Africa is not only the next hot emerging market — but it also has a track record to help illustrate the potential. Mr. Seruma, manager of the 13-month-old Nile Pan Africa Fund Ticker:(NAFAX), is focused...

Advisers: Treasuries out, emerging markets in

May 12, 2011

Financial advisers plan to dump Treasury bills and fixed-income investments from their clients' portfolios this year in favor of equities, according to a recent survey. In a March survey of 805 financial advisers by Aberdeen Asset Management...

Franklin fund manager: Pass on U.S., shop in Europe

May 11, 2011

Despite all the bad news surrounding European markets, a lot of good investment opportunities exist on the continent, according to Philippe Brugere-Trelat, executive vice president and portfolio manager at Franklin Mutual Advisers LLC. During...

Investors missing the ‘party' overseas: David Winters

May 4, 2011

Investors eager to find compelling value plays might have to look a little farther than they did in the past, according to two portfolio managers. “The most compelling opportunities are no longer in North America but in companies domiciled...

Bin Laden gone, but retaliation could rock markets

May 2, 2011

The immediate celebration over the death of Osama bin Laden has been tempered by the reality of possible retaliation against the West. Bin Laden was killed by U.S. operatives after a firefight at a compound in Pakistan, President Barack Obama...

Suddenly, bloom off the rose for foreign stocks

April 5, 2011

Foreign equity markets have started to fall out of favor with U.S. money managers, according to the latest measurement of manager sentiment. A March survey of 180 professional money managers revealed a dramatic drop in bullish sentiment for...

Looking for stable bets in overseas markets? First, check the rainfall totals

April 5, 2011

Why is Libya exploding? Why are Iraq and Egypt always, even after many millennia, undemocratic? Why was there scarcely any looting or rioting in Japan even after the triple calamity of tsunami, earthquake and nuclear accident? Blame the rain....

Foreigners buy $11B in Japanese stock — in one week

March 25, 2011

Foreign investors bought a record amount of Japanese stocks last week after the nation's equities markets tumbled in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and resulting nuclear accident. Foreign investors bought 891 billion yen ($11 billion) in...

Earthquake in Japan rattles U.S. investors

March 20, 2011

As the crisis in Japan continues to unfold, some worried U.S. investors have turned to their financial advisers for reassurance that the market won't suffer a 2008-like decline. “Since the earthquake happened, our phones have rung more than...

Pimco not seeing fund redemptions in Asia: El-Erian

March 17, 2011

Pacific Investment Management Co. hasn't seen redemptions from Asia investors following last week's earthquake in Japan, Chief Executive Officer Mohamed El-Erian said. “It's too early,” as the immediate effect is to worry about the human...

Japan quake to trigger global sell-off?

March 16, 2011

The tragic, unpredictable events playing out in Japan are leaving money managers and market watchers at odds over whether the financial markets are becoming more attractive or more risky. “We think after a disaster like this, it's typical...

El-Erian: 'Japan can navigate this'

March 15, 2011

Japanese investors will repatriate funds as the nation seeks to recover from its strongest earthquake on record, said Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer at Pacific Investment Management Co. “We know that inflation will spike because...

Nikkei plunge an ‘overreaction,' Oakmark managers say

March 15, 2011

The precipitous drop in the Japanese stock market could be a buying opportunity, according to David Herro and Robert Taylor, portfolio managers of the popular Oakmark International fund. "We believe a buying opportunity may be created when select...

Japan temblor alone probably won't swamp reinsurers

March 11, 2011

Though yesterday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan by itself probably won't wallop reinsurers and insurance companies, placing the event in context with other recent disasters in Australia and New Zealand could inflict lasting pain on carriers....

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