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The stocks Warren Buffett is selling

May 18, 2010

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. sold stakes in U.S. financial firms and cut stock holdings in some of the country’s biggest companies as the billionaire chairman seeks takeovers and looks abroad for growth. The number of U.S. stocks...

Live from Morningstar Best investment ideas heard at the conference

June 13, 2013

> Russ Kinnel, director of mutual fund research at Morningstar Inc.'s, best idea for finding income: “If you want to find opportunities look for a fund, stock or bond yielding a little lower than its peers. We're so focused on higher yielding...

The Takeaway: Wall Street loses its mind again

June 10, 2013

Portfolio Jeff Saut (Ray Jay) on the odds that this is a secular bull market.  (Market Folly) Is the pharma sector at big risk when the Fed removes QE?  (MoneyBeat) Nick Colas explains the "New York Sell, Boston Buy" trade.  (BusinessInsider)...

Cashflow Insite has integrated with CashEdge AllData Advisor service

February 25, 2010

I first wrote about Cashflow Insite back in October (scroll down to the ”Tracking Spending” portion of the story). In testing at that time, the site has now fully integrated CashEdge AllData Advisor, a turnkey, web-based, software-as-a-service...

Fidelity: Job cuts hiked our earnings

February 25, 2010

Fidelity Investments said Thursday its operating profit rose 5 percent last year, boosted in part by job cuts, as revenue continued to lag after two years of unusual volatility in financial markets. The nation's largest mutual fund company also...

State of the Union boosts stock futures

January 28, 2010

Stock futures rose modestly Thursday, a day after President Barack Obama said the government should take new actions to bolster the economy and create jobs. Overseas markets rose on hopes the U.S. economy will continue to strengthen. Politics,...

Stocks fall on JPMorgan results, sentiment survey

January 15, 2010

Rising loan losses at JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s consumer bank and a disappointing reading on consumer sentiment sent investors rushing from stocks Friday. Major stock indexes fell about 1 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which...

Stock futures point to higher opening

December 22, 2009

Stock futures pointed to a higher opening Tuesday as investors placed bets that new data on economic output and housing sales will show the economy is continuing to recover. Overseas markets strengthened. A report that the British economy did...

Dispelling dollar doubts

May 7, 2013

It seems to happen every other year, sometimes more frequently. Some matter or other reminds people of the dollar's weak underpinnings, and headlines look for its imminent demise as the world's reserve currency. Usually such claims associate...

12 investment nuggets from Gerald Loeb - 12. Analysts are no help

April 28, 2013

'You don’t need analysts in a bull market, and you don’t want them in a bear market.' (Gerald Loeb was a founding partner of E.F. Hutton & Co., a renowned Wall Street trader and brokerage firm. He was the author of the books The Battle For...

Is Jeffrey Gundlach a leading indicator?

April 9, 2013

Jeffrey Gundlach is best known as one of the best bond fund managers on the planet, but he also has a remarkable knack for predicting where markets are headed. His latest prognostication, however, should trouble advisers and their clients. Quite...

Mark R. Fetting of Legg Mason

February 11, 2008

Mark R. Fetting thinks that he can hit the ground running as the new president and chief executive at Legg Mason Inc. His appointment Jan. 28 ended a 10-month search for a successor to Raymond "Chip" Mason, 71, whose history with the firm goes...

Reforming compensation practices in the retail alternatives space

June 20, 2017

It's become increasingly clear that, while the investment goals of retail alternative products are crucial to investor portfolios, a number of alternative product sponsors should seriously consider moving towards a cost and compensation model...

Withdrawal from Paris accord will spur interest in ESG, advisers say

June 1, 2017

President Donald J. Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and renegotiate its terms won't lessen the need for environmental, social and governance investing, financial advisers say. Rather, it will increase it. In the United...

Want to boost returns, lower volatility? Be like Harvard

May 8, 2012

Traditional portfolio management hasn't worked for the past decade, and advisers need to change their investment strategies, Steve Blumenthal, chief executive of Capital Management Group Inc., told advisers Tuesday during a panel discussion...

Is modern portfolio theory bunk?

April 19, 2012

A basic tenet of modern portfolio theory is that investors who are willing to take on greater risk can expect a greater reward. But a new study released this week turns that belief on its head, claiming that less risky stocks, as measured by...

The 'worst personal-finance video ever'?

March 16, 2012

The Columbia Journalism Review takes CNNMoney to task for a video on how to improve your odds of winning a lottery. The clip features tips from "seven-time lottery winner" Richard Lustig, who advises setting a budget for lottery tickets, avoiding...

Best performer of the next decade? Here's what advisers think

March 14, 2012

Over the last decade, advisers and their clients have seen it all - recessions, rallies, record-setting intra-day swings (both ways) and, at times, unprecedented correlations across asset classes. It's no wonder that clients are still somewhat...

Grantham: Investors should heavily underweight U.S. equities

February 29, 2012

The following is excerpted from Jeremy Grantham's latest GMO Quarterly Letter. To read the full letter, click here. GMO Performance in 2011 Was Quite Good In Asset Allocation, being overweight in emerging hurt us, as did lack of duration and...

INsider: What adviser Ben Bernanke is telling you to do

January 30, 2012

Amid all the noise that typically surrounds anything the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve does, it might be easier simply to think of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke as your personal investment adviser. While he may not have full discretion...

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