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Once again: Don't kill the messenger

May 20, 2012

In the fast-changing and complex financial advice business, developments of particular interest and importance to financial advisers can reflect negatively on some of the people, firms or products involved. Our job at InvestmentNews is to report...

Hardy har VAR: How JPMorgan is like Enron

May 18, 2012

Put this one in the category of the famous quote often credited to Mark Twain: "History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme." Last week when JPMorgan Chase & Co. warned investors about a $2 billion trading loss at its chief investment...

Peter Schiff: Jobs report reveals the truth about recovery

July 2, 2010

The following is an opinion piece written by Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital and author of Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse. Mr. Schiff, a Republican, is also running for the U.S. Senate seat currently...

As Warren Buffett goes, so goes GM

May 16, 2012

General Motors Co. gained as much as 4.3 percent, the most in almost a month, after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. disclosed it bought a stake in the largest U.S. automaker. The Buffett-led company held 10 million shares of the automaker...

Mark Mobius: Emerging markets investments that will benefit from the World Cup

June 29, 2010

I’m sure a number of you have been keenly following the World Cup matches as they play out across South Africa. For me, even though I was sitting far away, the opening match in the awe-inspiring Johannesburg venue felt especially close to...

BlackRock's Bob Doll: Where we go from here

June 29, 2010

Bob Doll, the vice chairman and chief equity strategist at Blackrock, sat down with InvestmentNews to offer his thoughts on the direction of the global markets, as well as interest rates, over the next several weeks and for the remainder of...

Americans plan to work during traditional retirement years

May 13, 2012

Don't expect Gen X and Y to be spending much time with the grandkids. According to an online survey of 860 investors, almost seven out of 10 people between 21 and 50 plan to work either part time or full time during what are traditionally considered...

Investors find financial products confusing: Survey

May 13, 2012

Investors have spoken and advisers should take note: They're overwhelmed by the number of investment choices and find many to be overly complex. A February survey of 934 adults by MFS Investment Management found that a third feel inundated by...

Donald Yacktman: Today's Take on Value

June 25, 2010

The president of Yacktman Asset Management explains his firm's unique approach to assessing a company's value and discusses where opportunities lie now.

Institutions keen on activist hedges

May 6, 2012

Activist hedge funds have pulled in at least $2 billion in new assets from institutional investors over the past two years, with a marked acceleration in pace in the second half of 2011 and so far in 2012. In many cases, institutional investors...

Still big upside for small-caps, says fund manager

May 1, 2012

Don't let the strong rally in small-caps fool you: There is still plenty of value to be found in smaller-company stocks, according to Marc Roberts, co-manager of the FAM Small Cap Investor Fund Ticker:(FAMFX). While Mr. Roberts' pro-small-cap...

Pimco's latest ETF shields against price spikes

May 1, 2012

Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC celebrated the two-month anniversary of the launch of the active-ETF version of the Pimco Total Return Fund Ticker:(PTTAX) on Tuesday by launching a global version of its $23 billion Pimco Real Return Fund...

JPMorgan: Deficit reduction in ‘teeth of recession' doesn't work

May 1, 2012

Last week provided fresh evidence of the impotence of monetary policy in promoting growth in a low inflation environment. While the Fed's two-day meeting ended with no expectation of further quantitative easing, Friday's GDP report, featuring...

SSgA rolls out active ETFs

April 26, 2012

State Street Global Advisors, the second-largest provider exchange-traded products, unveiled its first actively managed ETFs on Thursday. The firm has launched three ETFs of ETFs that are tactically managed by SSgA's Investment Solutions Group....

In the age of Apple and Google, Nasdaq looks beyond tech stocks

April 26, 2012

On the day Apple further flexed its earnings muscle, Nasdaq wanted to remind investors that it is more than just a benchmark for technology stocks. In fact, during a webcast for InvestmentNews on Tuesday called, “Nasdaq vs. S&P: Who owns the...

Wells Fargo, Nationwide, Wilshire seek to expand asset class offerings

May 26, 2010

Wells Fargo & Co., Nationwide Financial Services and Wilshire Associates Inc. are all looking to expand their asset class offerings in the wake of the market volatility of the past couple of years, officials of the companies told attendees of...

Commodities not your run-of-the-mill hedge: Highbridge PM

April 24, 2012

Still on the fence about commodities? Mark Nodelman, a portfolio manager who leads the commodities investing team at Highbridge Capital Management LLC, a $25 billion asset management firm, said there are a number of reasons to invest in raw...

Grantham: How to survive betting against the bull

April 24, 2012

The following is excerpted from the quarterly commentary of Jeremy Grantham, chief investment officer of GMO LLC. To read the full commentary, click here. The central truth of the investment business is that investment behavior is driven by...

Alternative beta better alternative than beta: University of Chicago's Moskowitz

April 23, 2012

When it comes to alternative investing, investors should forget about trying to find alpha and instead focus on alternative beta, according to Tobias Moskowitz, professor of finance at the University of Chicago. Speaking this morning in Washington,...

Real gold versus a promise of gold

April 22, 2012

Financial advisers, institutions and portfolio managers are increasingly turning to gold to diversify client portfolios, protect against inflation and safeguard wealth. Yet in the current financial climate and with a growing variety of choices...

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