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Knowledge-Based Investing: The Case for the HighMark Small Cap Core Fund

May 24, 2017

Derek Izuel of HighMark Capital Management recently joined Evan Cooper of InvestmentNews Content Strategy Studio to discuss the role small-cap investments play in a portfolio. To learn insights and tips on how to use knowledge-based investing...

How value investors succeed during market volatility

February 27, 2017

Anxious stock investors were reassured to see volatility subside in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. presidential election. But in a bull market that's already more than seven years old, worries about volatility can quickly resurface. Volatility...

Alt investments on the rise among RIAs

January 2, 2018

Based on the success of the RIA industry, the trend of breakaway advisers interested in exploring the independent channel continues to gain momentum. Slowly but surely, the notion that independence cannot support complex, sophisticated advisers...

Fidelity launches savings plan for disabled children

May 10, 2017

Nearly a year after tax-advantaged savings plans for disabled children were first made available, investing giant Fidelity Investments is jumping into the business to offer the specialized accounts to U.S. families. The Boston-based firm on...

Should you go short when the media says go long?

December 21, 2016

Just as most people think they're above-average drivers, many investors like to think of themselves as contrarians — level-headed skeptics fearlessly stand against extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds. One favorite contrarian...

Beware the potential pitfalls of investing in infrastructure funds

April 5, 2017

Infrastructure funds have steamrolled much of their competition this year, and, with the promise of $1 trillion in infrastructure spending under the Trump administration, money has been pouring into the funds. But if your clients bring up the...

Ned Davis: Passion for passive a 'bubble'

March 30, 2017

As assets continue to pour into passive index funds, backlash from active managers has risen. The latest salvo against passive investing comes from Ned Davis Research in a recent piece by the firm's founder titled "The Passive Investment Bubble."...

Senate bill gives BDCs hope for increased leverage

February 2, 2018

Bipartisan support for the first Senate legislation to reform business development company rules is giving backers of the alternative investment hope for big changes ahead. In January, Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced...

Top funds honored by Lipper in 2017

March 23, 2017

The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards recognize top-performing funds for excellence in categories related to equities, fixed income and mixed assets. Click through to find out which funds distinguished themselves as 3-year, 5-year and 10-year...

Franklin Templeton's Michael Hasenstab: How to navigate emerging markets

September 26, 2016

One question my colleagues and I are often asked is how we select which countries to invest in, as some of our best known investments — such as Ireland, Ukraine, Hungary and, most recently, Brazil — have not necessarily been obvious choices....

Calling out the Federal Reserve's political leanings

September 22, 2016

Has the Federal Reserve become a political arm of the executive branch of government? The new normal of monetary policy. The stock market has become an “Obama paper bull.” The SEC's case against Leon Cooperman, alleging insider trading,...

TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts discovers a new love for Donald Trump

September 21, 2016

TD Ameritrade's founder has discovered a new love for Donald Trump after fighting to block the Republican's nomination for president. Billionaire Joe Ricketts is now backing Trump. Goldman puts a stake in the ground on the side of wage growth...

Fidelity presents five scenarios for stocks

September 7, 2016

Fidelity lays out five scenarios for stocks. The most likely? More of the same. We lost a mutual fund pioneer last month. (He was also a star athlete, a soldier and a philanthropist.) John Rekenthaler salutes Ab Nicholas. Europe's banks are...

Pimco dismisses Bill Gross' claim a September rate hike is coming

September 6, 2016

Bill Gross claims a September rate hike is a go. But his former firm Pimco says, “Not so fast.” It's quiet. Very quiet. Stock volatility is so low you might be thinking about investing in a volatility ETF. But the play isn't as simple as...

A new risk playbook for solving the allocator's dilemma post-Brexit

August 12, 2016

June's Brexit vote was another reminder of the difficult road ahead for investors. The news jolted markets and sent advisers and their clients into yet another huddle session to adjust or reinforce long-term plans. While a significant event,...

How to start every portfolio with a performance advantage

August 2, 2016

Sometimes we are too smart for our own good. In our effort to build better and better portfolios we end up building bigger and bigger portfolios. We add more asset classes as “diversifiers.” We add more actively managed funds with esoteric...

Bitcoin bubble shows signs of bursting

February 2, 2018

Bitcoin whipsawed investors, falling below $8,000 for the first time since November before recovering most of today's losses, as a miserable 2018 continued for cryptocurrencies, with investors confronting a mounting list of concerns about the...

The idea of a President-elect Trump has sent the global bond market into a tizzy

November 16, 2016

The global bond market has yet to find its footing in the wake of the historic and surprising election of Donald Trump. Adjusting to higher inflation and more government debt. Exchange-traded funds were the vehicle of choice for most investors...

Almost nobody is good at timing the market

April 27, 2016

The temptation to try and time the market will always be there. But don't kid yourself because most of us are lousy market timers. The impact of emotions and risk aversion. It is time to be wary of those energy-company dividends. They are not...

The case for more U.S. infrastructure investment by the private sector

October 25, 2016

Both U.S. presidential candidates — who agree on little else — have expressed strong support for increasing federal infrastructure spending. The infrastructure investment sector is generally doing well, offering growth, income and diversification...

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