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Greek capital controls send ripples across global financial markets

June 29, 2015

Greece locks down its banks in a desperate attempt to prevent a public panic. Not sure what would make anybody think blocking access to an entire country's savings would be the best anti-panic strategy. The European Central Bank is providing...

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...

Big fixed income shop prepares for the worst

June 22, 2015

TCW Group Inc. is taking the possibility of a bond-market selloff seriously. So seriously that the Los Angeles-based money manager, which oversees almost $140 billion of U.S. debt, has been accumulating more and more cash in its credit funds,...

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...

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...

Bill Gross tweets and technical analysts get all giddy

June 11, 2015

Bill Gross tweets out a nerdy note that only technical analysts can really understand, but the translation is both bearish and fun. Kicking it old school is a 'discretionary black art practiced by the old Jedi masters.' Suddenly a U.S. rate...

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....

Finding hidden gems in global small caps

June 2, 2015

As advisers consider where they can source potential growth for clients' portfolios, one overlooked asset class is global small-cap equities. Despite U.S. investors' being very comfortable with international investing, small-cap companies (market...

Financial markets can smell a rate hike coming

May 27, 2015

The equity markets are abruptly adjusting to the notion that the Fed might finally get off the sidelines and move forward with an interest rate hike. If not September, then definitely October, or most probably December, or January … The first...

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...

FTSE announces first emerging markets indexes with China A shares exposure

May 26, 2015

FTSE Tuesday announced the launch of two “transitional indexes” allowing institutional investors to add an initial increment of China A shares exposure to their emerging markets benchmarks. A London-based FTSE spokeswoman said the FTSE Emerging...

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...

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.,...

Phony adviser convicted for conning a real adviser out of $11.3 million

May 21, 2015

A con-man to the stars, who was masquerading as a financial adviser, has been found guilty of wire fraud and money laundering related to $11.3 million he conned out of another financial adviser. Busted while pretending to represent Carlos Slim...

George Soros pitches a currency move to prevent a third world war

May 20, 2015

Billionaire investor George Soros might have made a lot of money 23 years ago with his now famous bet against the British pound, but it's not clear if he still carries enough weight to influence the global political debate. Regardless, he's...

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...

Global bond market selloff is now described as 'violent'

May 13, 2015

The global bond market selloff is starting to make the equity markets nervous. Risk reduction at work With interest rates still nailed to the floor, currency traders are the newest super heroes. More than $1 trillion worth of sovereign bonds...

Good or bad, jobs report could roil the markets, investors

May 8, 2015

Today is the day for the big jobs report everyone's been waiting for. Good or bad, the report could jolt markets. Is bitcoin back? A Bitcoin exchange gets its first stamp of approval from New York We can spend a day (OK, maybe half a day) debating...

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