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Chasing income vs. consistent income

October 23, 2017

Chasing income vs. consistent income The views expressed are as of April 2017, may change as market or other conditions change and may differ from views expressed by other Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (CMIA) associates or affiliates....

Invesco said to mull ETF-only Guggenheim deal

August 24, 2017

Invesco's rumored purchase of Guggenheim Partners' retail mutual fund business may be limited to a $1 billion buyout of Guggenheim's ETF operations, Barron's reports. That represents a significant rollback from previous rumors. Earlier in August,...

Yes, impact investing can be profitable

November 14, 2017

Impact investing is a growing movement capturing the attention of investors across the world. But too much capital is still sitting on the sidelines, which results in part from suspicions around financial performance. Throughout the industry's...

Morningstar's tax-cost ratios beat its fund rankings

November 15, 2017

In 1973, Burt Malkiel published the first of what would become nine editions of "A Random Walk Down Wall Street." He popularized the efficient markets hypothesis, in which stock prices accurately reflect future expectations so that stock-picking...

Will This Bull Market Persist?

September 6, 2017

This secular bull market—the least loved in memory—is now more than 100 months old, and up by 265% from its bottom on March 9, 2009.1 It is also the second longest bull market on record (after the 1990s' dot-com boom) and fourth largest...

Public pensions put Pimco on watch after Gross exit

October 13, 2014

The departure of William H. Gross from Pacific Investment Management Co. might end up cutting deeper into his personal reputation than into the $1.87 trillion in assets under management at the firm he was synonymous with for 40 years. Mr. Gross'...

O'Hanley: Heir to Fidelity throne, or just passing through?

May 17, 2010

Ronald P. O'Hanley has the temperament and business savvy needed to occupy the premier industry hot seat between Edward “Ned” Johnson, chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investments, and his daughter Abigail, industry executives say. There's no...

Housing, banking news drives market up

May 18, 2009

Stocks started the week strong today as upbeat news on housing and banking helped boost the Dow Jones industrial average up more than 200 points. The Dow closed up 235.44, or 2.85%, at 8,504.08; the S&P 500 rose 26.83, or 3.04%, closing at 909.71;...

LaSalle: Real estate valuations to fall in '09

December 16, 2008

Real estate valuations are expected to fall next year, with the low point in the cycle expected in 2010, according to LaSalle Investment Management’s Investment Strategy Annual, a comprehensive survey of global real estate markets. Commercial...

Is the Fed fighting the last war?

December 17, 2013

In recent posts, we have approached the problem of the outlook for interest rates by outlining the questions that surround the potential growth rate of the U.S. economy. It is established that this rate is heavily influenced by conditions in...

Beware of so-called 'liquid' alts for retail investors

October 30, 2017

In the independent broker-dealer and RIA space, the term "alternative investment" means exactly what it implies: It is an alternative to commonly held liquid investments traded on a public exchange. Alternatives can be inappropriate for those...

Volatility: How separately managed accounts were effected

August 14, 2011

The domestic-equity markets were extremely volatile during the second quarter, particularly in June. April continued the pattern of the first quarter as the Russell 1000 Index was up 3% and the Russell 2000 Index was up 2.6%. Both indexes were...

Timber ETFs get bump from natural disasters

October 27, 2017

Clients who want to branch out into commodities might consider timber ETFs. Commodities funds have produced lackluster returns this year, losing 0.08% vs. a 16.22% gain for the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index. The top-performing commodities...

Bill Gross: How a global debt crisis trickles down to investors

March 1, 2010

The following is a monthly commentary written by Bill Gross, managing director and co-chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC. I haven't gone to a cocktail party in over 10 years. Granted, perpetually watching Seinfeld...

The value of advice

September 15, 2017

New research from InvestmentNews and Cambridge Investment Research shows how advisers can take a new approach to fees, M&A and succession planning to help accelerate the value of their services – and ultimately their businesses. The following...

The Philosophy of Goal-based Investment Planning

October 19, 2017

Dr. Michael Finke, CFP®, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, The American College of Financial Services Most of us view our investment portfolio as numbers on a screen. However, investments represent money that we set aside for some future purpose...

Dividend investing in the Trump era: Dispelling three misconceptions

August 11, 2017

It's easy to feel good these days as stocks keep hitting new highs. But seasoned advisers know there's plenty of uncertainty out there ? a tumultuous political environment, the Federal Reserve revving up its tightening cycle, federal spending...

Investment Perspectives: With Ivy's Mike Avery

February 4, 2014

InvestmentNews | Has central bank policy helped or hurt the global economy since the financial crisis in 2008? Mike Avery | The actions taken by central bankers helped get the global economy out of a steeper decline than it may have been in...

How the investor is lost in the active versus passive debate

July 25, 2017

Why is active losing out to passive? It's because most active managers have a dual mandate to serve both institutional and retail investors. The mandates, or expectations, of these two types of investors are vastly different, and they are in...

10 funds that sustained heavy losses in the first half

July 11, 2017

Just as there’s always a bull market somewhere on the planet, there’s always a place where the bears roam free. The Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index rose 9.3% in the first half of this year, and the international MSCI EAFE index jumped...

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