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Pimco's Dan Ivascyn is relieved firm's lawsuit with Bill Gross is over

April 7, 2017

Daniel Ivascyn is group chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co., lead portfolio manager for the Newport Beach, Calif.-based company's fixed income strategies and the successor to Bill Gross, the company's founder. A graduate...

Triad loses team to Raymond James

April 3, 2017

StoneStreet Wealth Management, formerly affiliated with Triad Advisors Inc., has switched to Raymond James Financial Services, according to the regional firm. The move to Raymond James includes the firm' founders John Chidwick and Ealon S. "Tripp"...

As Fed raises interest rates, money funds increase yields, some to more than 1%

March 31, 2017

Thanks to the Federal Reserve's recent interest-rate hikes, some money market funds are doing things they haven't done in a decade: Paying 1% interest. Your clients won't get rich on their money fund holdings, but at least they'll get more than...

Department of Labor's fiduciary rule blamed for insurers' massive hit on variable annuity sales

March 28, 2017

The variable annuity industry took a beating in 2016, with several of the top sellers inking losses upwards of 25% on the year and some exceeding 40%. The Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, issued in its final form last spring, played a big...

Vanguard's Joe Davis on interest rates, the US economy and what the Federal Reserve will do next

March 23, 2017

Joe Davis is Vanguard's global chief economist and head of the Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, which helps set the Valley Forge, Pa., fund behemoth's asset allocation strategy. Mr. Davis spoke with InvestmentNews about the outlook for interest...

Investors flee some low-volatility funds — possibly at worst time

March 15, 2017

Low volatility funds saw big inflows last year because they promised to protect investors from big swings in the stock market. Now the tide is turning in the other direction — and possibly at the exact wrong time. Low volatility funds and...

Dodd-Frank reform may be put on back burner

March 2, 2017

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 looked like a goner when President Donald J. Trump was elected in November. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly blasted the law as a loan-killing, anti-job disaster. His...

A caution light for high-yield bonds

March 2, 2017

Your parents probably taught you some basic life lessons. Look both ways before you cross the street. Cover your mouth when you cough. Don't buy high-yield debt securities when the yield spread between them and Treasuries is too low. Just as...

Markets looking for policy details in Trump's speech

February 27, 2017

Donald Trump's address to Congress on Tuesday is taking on the importance of a State of the Union speech when it comes to U.S. financial markets. For investors relying on more than a year of campaign promises of a pro-growth agenda to push U.S....

What Fed rate hikes mean for retirees

February 24, 2017

With the Federal Reserve widely expected to hike interest rates in March for the first of what could be four hikes this year, financial advisers will finally have some good news for their retired clients. As rates slowly move higher, the safest...

Foreign creditors dumping American Treasuries in warning to Trump

February 13, 2017

In the age of Trump, America's biggest foreign creditors are suddenly having second thoughts about financing the U.S. government. In Japan, the largest holder of Treasuries, investors culled their stakes in December by the most in almost four...

How do you deploy cash in this market?

February 7, 2017

Watching someone invest in this stock market can be like watching novice skiers start down Pallbearer's Peak: You just hope they know what they could be in for. For advisers, putting fresh money to work in today's market can be particularly...

Trump to order halt of fiduciary rule, review of Dodd-Frank

February 3, 2017

President Donald J. Trump today will halt a Labor Department regulation that requires advisers on retirement accounts to work in the best interests of their clients. Mr. Trump's order will give the new administration time to review the change,...

Dodd-Frank law may be Trump's next big target

January 30, 2017

President Donald Trump stepped up his criticism of financial regulations, pledging to go after the 2010 Dodd-Frank banking overhaul because he said the law has made it difficult for businesses to get loans. “We're going to be doing a big number...

Smarter sellers, buyers bog down RIA M&A activity

January 30, 2017

The number of merger and acquisitions involving registered investment advisers fell by 25% last year. The latest M&A report from Fidelity Custody & Clearing describes the 104 deals in 2016 as an anomaly, and projects transactions for the current...

The Trump Effect: How the president will impact financial markets

January 29, 2017

When Donald Trump talks — or tweets — the public pays attention. When he takes a certain company or industry to task, investors listen and markets react. Although before the election Mr. Trump said he thought the stock market was in a “big,...

Three Fed rate hikes this year? Here's how to prepare

January 25, 2017

Finding investment income won't be any easier in 2017 than it was in 2016, according to panelists at the Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Fla. Most panelists — and economists — expect the Federal Reserve to nudge rates higher three times...

Will baby boomers be savior of bond market?

January 9, 2017

Investors mourning the end of a 30-year bull market in U.S. Treasuries can take solace from demographics: Thanks to the aging population there's a limit to how high yields can go. Over the next decade, as more of those born in the baby-boom...

Charts say bond bull market has gasped its last breath

December 15, 2016

One of the biggest questions being pondered by investors now is whether the record rally in U.S. bonds that began in 1981 has reached its end. For Louise Yamada, who has been advising clients on how to invest based on what she sees in historical...

As expected, Fed raises interest rates 0.25%

December 14, 2016

Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the first time this year and forecast a steeper path for borrowing costs in 2017, saying inflation expectations have increased “considerably” and suggesting the labor market is tightening....

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