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International funds continue to disappoint

June 1, 2018

International investors' long national nightmare hasn't ended — but if you're looking for a good entry point for relatively cheap stocks, it couldn't hurt to look abroad. For the past decade, international stocks have been a disappointment...

Smartphones, emerging markets are pockets of value in today's market

May 23, 2018

Worried about rising volatility and the potential end of the bull market? Look no farther than your cellphone. A panel of three experts at the Investment Company Institute's general membership meeting in Washington agreed that sooner or later...

Boring stocks outperforming by most in two years

April 12, 2018

Investors are learning to love boring. ​ From trade tensions and missiles to election meddling and economic misses, a world awash in uncertainty is playing out in dizzying financial markets. For emerging-market and European equity investors...

Rise of Puerto Rico bonds has investors' minds blown

April 3, 2018

Of all the wild, head-scratching moves in financial markets this year, there are few that have surprised investors quite as much as the rally in defaulted Puerto Rico bonds. "It just blows my mind," said Matt Dalton, chief executive officer...

Top-performing junk bond fund moves out of junk

April 30, 2018

One of the world's best high-yield bond investors is getting nervous about the riskier parts of the debt markets. The Absalon Global High Yield fund, which beat 97% of its peers in 2017, isn't now "actively investing in CCC credits due to poor...

ETFs see outflows for first time since 2016

March 28, 2018

Exchange-traded funds saw net outflows in February, the first monthly exodus since 2016, according to Cerulli Associates. As Standard & Poor's 500 stock index dropped 3.69% last month, investors dropped domestic stock ETFs like an annoyed cobra,...

Vanguard targeting overseas market with active funds

July 28, 2017

Walking through Vanguard Group's headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania is a lesson in naval history. Paintings of the 18th-century ship that inspired the company's name jostle with seascapes and a framed letter from legendary British Admiral...

To invest during a trade war, think local and think small

April 9, 2018

How do you invest for a trade war? The current consensus, at least as measured by ETF returns, is to think U.S. and to think small. President Donald J. Trump fired the first salvo on trade March 9 when he announced $25 billion in tariffs on...

U.S. target-date funds have strong home-country equity bias

April 10, 2018

Target-date funds generally still have a strong U.S. equity bias, according to a Mercer target-date report released Monday. The consulting firm's survey covered 68 off-the-shelf mutual fund and collective investment trust target-date series....

How to invest in frontier markets

September 6, 2017

In the normal course of a bull market, investors push up shares of big, stable companies. As those prices get steeper, they send mid-cap stocks soaring and then, before you know it, a small-cap ant farm supplier is the top-performing stock of...

DoubleLine's Gundlach signals caution, sets cap on firm's growth

August 8, 2017

Jeffrey Gundlach sees too much of a good thing — in financial markets and in his industry — and he wants no part of it. The co-founder and chief executive officer of DoubleLine Capital LP says risky assets such as junk bonds and emerging-market...

China equity exposure, already big in some funds, expected to increase in 2016

November 16, 2015

Shareholders of large emerging-markets exchange-traded funds and mutual funds already have significant exposure to China, but the weightings will likely rise in 2016. MSCI announced last week that it would include nearly two-dozen foreign listed...

We're grexhausted … leave the euro already

June 29, 2015

If you weren't already exhausted by the constant stream of headlines regarding Greece's inability to meet its financial obligations, you should be now. After more than five years of negotiations, deals, posturing and extensions, the situation...

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...

Stocks in Europe, Asia might be just getting started

April 28, 2015

The first quarter was generally lackluster for U.S. equity markets as measured by the major indexes. U.S. bonds and stocks returned little, as we watched the European Central Bank's quantitative easing (European-style) light up the returns there....

Market reaction to Greece doesn't signal end of bull market

July 1, 2015

With Monday's blog and Street$marts being on the long side, I decided to wait a day to offer commentary on how the markets' reaction to the impending default, bank closure, referendum, etc., in Greece would impact the new month and quarter....

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...

How a strong or weak dollar affects investment returns

January 26, 2018

Among the many things advisers have to worry about, the direction of the U.S. dollar on foreign currency exchanges typically ranks somewhere between where to go out to dinner next Tuesday and how often to floss your teeth. But the dollar's moves...

David Herro on the best opportunities in international investing

March 22, 2018

David Herro, chief investment officer for international equities at Harris Associates, has been a manager of the $47 billion Oakmark International fund (OAKIX) since 1992. He won Morningstar's International Stock Fund Manager of the Year in...

Money managers are avoiding Mideast as turmoil spreads

September 23, 2012

As anti-American protests spread across the Mideast last week, financial advisers in the United States say that the uprisings only confirm existing biases toward domestic investing. “I'm not real comfortable with much outside the U.S. right...

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