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Scenes from Greece

May 5, 2010

Riot police stand behind a burning roadblock in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, today. Deadly riots over harsh new austerity measures engulfed the streets of Athens on Wednesday, and three people were killed as angry protesters...

Fidelity unveils online international stock trading

October 25, 2009

Fidelity Investments, jumping on growing demand from investors for higher returns and diversification through international stock trading, is making it easier for independent advisers, brokers and direct retail investors to access overseas markets...

SIFMA to shed European operation

May 5, 2009

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association of New York and Washington said today that its London-based European operation will be spun off and merged with the London Investment Banking Association. The new lobbying group, which...

Global institutional investors take heart

July 23, 2008

Confidence among global institutional investors rose this month, but was weak on the home front, according to the State Street Global Markets Global Investor Confidence Index. Confidence among institutional investors rose by 3.6 points to 82.6,...

How advisers can better communicate the risks and rewards of investing in emerging markets

August 17, 2017

Senior columnist John Waggoner discusses how financial advisers can help clients better understand the advantages of having exposure to emerging markets and the increased volatility that often comes along with investing in them.

El-Erian sees 85% chance of Greek exit, putting him at high end of Wall Street expectations

June 29, 2015

Wall Street is shortening the odds on Greece spinning out of the euro area ahead of Sunday's snap-referendum. Mohamed El-Erian is at the high end. The former chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co. sees the chance of Greece...

Wall Street veterans signal warning on emerging market risks

August 28, 2017

More investors are joining the cast of Wall Street veterans from Jeff Gundlach to Ray Dalio in warning that risky assets are overvalued. They point to rising global turmoil underscored by the recent terrorist attacks in Barcelona and the racially...

To keep riding the rally, follow the smart money

January 24, 2010

Catching a ride on the next leg of this historic 10-month stock market rally will mean following the smart money, mostly represented by institutional-class investors, toward a new concentration on quality and calculated risk. While last year...

A better way to get China exposure

July 28, 2015

If you're brave enough to wade into China stocks, here's something you ought to consider. This ETF invests in Chinese companies listed in the U.S. Brilliant! Repeat after me: Taking 401(k) loans out is a bad, bad idea. Here are three more reasons...

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...

Fund managers brace for Argentina default fallout

July 30, 2014

Argentina's failure to appease creditors on Wednesday has pushed the country's fragile economy into its second default in 13 years in a move that could hit mutual fund investors with exposure to the country's debt. The default was largely expected...

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...

David Kelly on the week ahead: Fundamentals and a wall of worry

June 14, 2010

The last seven weeks have seen a significant correction in the stock market, along with a surge in stock market volatility. The market's problems appear to be partly a reflection of genuine fears about the European debt crisis and partly the...

Bill Gross: It's now time for Greece to restructure

May 7, 2010

Greece needs to reduce the nation's debt through a restructuring and impose deep spending cuts to exit its fiscal crisis, according to Pacific Investment Management Co.'s Bill Gross. “That speaks to default, or in polite terms, restructuring,...

Japan: Still a bear or 800-lb. gorilla?

July 9, 2013

For over two decades, Japan endured an economic and financial market slump that rendered it the proverbial elephant in the room. It was there, but no one wanted to pay it any attention, much less commit assets. We don't necessarily count ourselves...

Catching waves across the pond

June 11, 2013

It's easy to get excited about a particular market when everyone else seems to be piling in, and the headlines are screaming of new record highs. That has certainly been the case with U.S. equities of late. While many investors are paddling...

Laura Geritz: Traveling far reaches of the globe to find hidden gems

April 7, 2013

Zimbabwe might not be in every manager's portfolio, but Laura Geritz doesn't invest in the usual markets. The African country, probably best known for its hyperinflation in the 2000s, might not seem to be the best place to look for stocks. Shares...

What keeps institutional investors up at night?

September 26, 2012

The bad news coming out of Europe has slowed to a trickle over the past couple months, but institutional investors don't expect the good times to last. Seven out of 10 institutional investors cited fallout from Europe's sovereign-debt crisis...

BRICs a slam-dunk, say stock pickers

July 3, 2012

The biggest emerging markets are contributing more than ever to the global economy as their proportion of the world stock market shrinks, leaving investors with the widest valuation gap in seven years. Brazil, Russia, India and China, known...

Video: How Europe's turmoil can indirectly help the U.S.

June 19, 2012

In his June market report, Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial Network LLP, says that the turmoil in Europe only has a limited direct negative impact on the U.S. economy because direct financial exposure to Europe...

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