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Vanguard warns advisers on stock risk in client portfolios

January 28, 2015

Investors are taking a level of risk not seen since 1999 and 2007, and financial advisers should restrain the impulse of clients to boost sagging returns. Martha G. King, who oversees Vanguard Group Inc.'s adviser-sales division, said investors...

Russia is starting to look like an investment opportunity

January 27, 2015

The case for investing in Russia looks great, on paper. Just hold your nose and take a big bite. Banking on a business-friendly and reform-minded history If the hedge funders have it right, oil prices will continue to slide. Crude oil short...

Global bankers are painting the Fed into a corner

January 26, 2015

Global easing by central bankers makes it harder for the U.S. Fed to stick with its promise of hiking rates this year. Caught between a rock and a hard place and a strong dollar and falling commodity prices Greece makes a move toward ending...

The next thing to worry about: Investor overconfidence

January 23, 2015

The down side of a multi-year bull market in stocks is that investors stop worrying so much about financial security. Sometimes, a little fear is a good thing. A credit card is not a long-term backup plan With crude oil at around $46 a barrel,...

Will European easing sideline a Fed rate hike?

January 21, 2015

As European Central Bankers lay out plans for a $50-billion-per-month quantitative easing program to try and boost economic growth, some financial advisers view the move as the latest reason to believe the U.S. Federal Reserve will not raise...

Looking for investment value across the globe

January 21, 2015

Whenever we're asked for an outlook, we're always reminded of the words of our founder, Sir John Templeton: “I never ask if the market is going to go up or down because I don't know, and, besides, it doesn't matter. I search nation after nation...

Five surprise investment themes for 2015

January 20, 2015

Like me, many investment counselors attempt to map out return expectations and places to allocate capital. We spend a lot of effort trying to assemble a macro view and apply it in an investment thesis. In my decades in this business I have learned...

Global markets fixate on China's currency play

January 20, 2015

Is the Chinese Yuan the next shoe to drop? The Swiss currency move has turned up the head. A currency peg that is becoming difficult to maintain Money managers around the globe are fixated on a Chinese property management company, which could...

Swiss franc fallout hits some liquid alt funds harder than others

January 20, 2015

Financial advisers who have been watching from a distance the fallout from Switzerland's surprise move last week to remove its currency ceiling against the euro might want to take a closer look at some of the mutual funds in their clients' portfolios....

State of the Union spoiler alert: Obama plans to go after rich people

January 19, 2015

State of the Union spoiler Alert: President Obama plans to go after rich people. More taxes on capital gains and inherited assets Global markets brace for ECB actions, while the central bankers ponder a hybrid approach to quantitative easing....

Alibaba eligible for MSCI equity indexes as Russia snubbed

January 18, 2015

MSCI Inc. (MSCI) will allow some companies with overseas stock-market listings in its equity indexes, opening the door to China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) while excluding Russian firms amid economic sanctions. Companies with listings...

U.S. retail foreign-exchange brokers cracking under Swiss shock

January 16, 2015

Losses mounted from the Swiss currency shock as the largest U.S. retail foreign-exchange brokerage said client debts threatened its compliance with capital rules and a New Zealand-based dealer went out of business. FXCM Inc., which handled a...

How currency hedging saved portfolios in 2014

January 16, 2015

Financial advisers who found ways to mute the effect of the surging U.S. dollar on clients' foreign investments weathered the last year well. Those who didn't suffered. Take the example of the widely used iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA). The $51.8...

Europe and Asia may be a mess, but long-term investors can find opportunities there

January 16, 2015

The U.S. economy and equity markets might currently be considered among the strongest in the world, which could represent the perfect opportunity to zig when so many other investors are zagging. As contrarian moves go, there's nothing quite...

Gundlach says 'sinister side' of cheap oil will dampen economic growth, markets

January 14, 2015

What the U.S. energy boom has given, the U.S. energy boom is about to take away if oil prices stay at or below current levels, according to DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach. “All the job growth from 2007 until today can really be attributed...

U.S. economy reclaims post as global growth engine

January 12, 2015

The latest data show the U.S. economy can once again be described as the global growth engine. No word on how long it might take the Federal Reserve to recognize such data as significant enough to trigger an interest rate hike. The U.S. economy...

China, and the world's hottest stock exchange, beckons for American investors

January 11, 2015

The world's hottest stock exchange primarily comprises securities that neither you, nor your favorite manager or index fund, has ever bought. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index returned more than 50% last year. Meanwhile, China onshore...

Advisers preach calm, buckle in as markets bounce

January 8, 2015

Financial advisers aren't exactly shrugging off the recent bout of stock market volatility that has ushered in the New Year, but they're also not ready to call it the start of a much larger pullback that should be addressed with portfolio adjustments....

Advisers punished for diversifying globally

January 8, 2015

As mutual fund investors have warmed up to investing outside the United States, financial markets have punished them for doing so. After 2013 paid those investors a handsome gain (“foreign large blend” funds as tracked by Morningstar Inc....

Financial adviser sentenced to 51 months for ripping off elderly clients

January 6, 2015

Stealing from more than two dozen elderly clients gets a Bellingham, Wash.-based financial adviser a 51-month prison sentence. Being barred from working with clients in 2005 didn't stop Jeffrey Knutsen from ripping off his clients Don't miss...

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