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Are emerging markets the place to be when US stocks drop?

May 24, 2017

Editor's note: This is part of a series looking at how the advice industry is getting ready for the next market correction. If you've ever bought a refurbished fire extinguisher from Frank's Firefighting Warehouse ("Where every sale is a fire...

Investments that advisers should look at in an overheated market

May 24, 2017

Editor's note: This is part of a series looking at how the advice industry is getting ready for the next market correction. Investing in today's stock market is a bit like driving 90 miles an hour on a wet highway with bald tires. You may not...

Tips on lowering ETF transaction costs

May 22, 2017

Chuck Thomas Chuck Thomas is head of the U.S. ETF Capital Markets Team. In this column, he explains how being mindful of the risks borne by market makers can help advisors cut transaction costs. A core function of our ETF Capital Markets Team...

Franklin Templeton's Mark Mobius on state of globalism, China rising and best of emerging markets ​

April 18, 2017

Mark Mobius is the dean of emerging markets, with more than 40 years' experience investing in lesser developed countries. Mr. Mobius began his career at Vickers-da-Costa and joined Franlkin Templeton Investments in 1987 as president of Templeton...

U.S. equities' bull run limits future upside

December 4, 2016

We are now in year eight of a U.S. equity bull run. U.S. equities, as defined by the Russell 3000, have returned 15% on average since 2009, making this their second-longest hot streak since a decade-long run in the 1990s. Thanks to the global...

Can Donald Trump breathe life into actively managed funds?

November 27, 2016

John Maynard Keynes described Wall Street as being like a beauty contest where the judges don't choose the best-looking candidates. Instead, they choose who everyone else thinks are the best candidates. And those opinions can change suddenly....

Big bets come back to haunt Franklin Templeton's global bond fund

October 5, 2016

The $44 billion Templeton Global Bond Fund (TGBAX) is probably not what most financial advisers would expect from a strategy in such a bland and stoic category as world bond funds. But, based on the pace of money flowing out of the fund over...

SEC charges broker with fraudulently raising $3.2 million for his failing mutual funds

September 29, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued an emergency asset freeze against a former stockbroker for defrauding investors in his failing mutual fund business. Peter Kohli, of Pottstown, Pa., fraudulently raised more than $3.2 million...

Are junk bonds becoming the new equities?

September 1, 2016

It's a well-known reality that high-yield bonds are generally more correlated to equities than they are to higher-quality bonds, but is it possible to actually substitute junk bonds for stocks? That argument is being made on a selective basis...

Advisers are bracing for a September market storm

August 31, 2016

As financial advisers prepare to relax over the Labor Day weekend break, many are also bracing for an increased focus on the kinds of market volatility that typically comes with September. With perspectives ranging from, it happens every year...

Value strategies defy logic in push past growth stocks

August 24, 2016

Ten years into a bull market for growth stocks, the cycle finally appears to be turning in favor of value investing, but not for all the usual reasons. Among domestic equity mutual fund categories, small- and mid-cap value strategies stand out...

Advisers ambivalent about emerging markets

August 21, 2016

Unless you specifically manage an emerging-markets portfolio, there is a good chance you will be lukewarm on increased allocations to the world's emerging economies. Even against the backdrop of a very solid first half of the year, most analysts...

Brexit vote whipsaws markets, tests financial advisers' resolve

June 24, 2016

The global stock market selloff Friday following the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union proved that the financial markets largely believed Britain was going to vote for the status quo. While many financial advisers and market...

Layoffs hit Pimco, GMO as assets shrink amid flight from active management

June 17, 2016

Layoffs have been scarce in the mutual fund industry, but they have hit two complexes recently: GMO and Pimco, which are suffering from declining assets as investors flee active management in favor of passive strategies. Boston-based Grantham,...

Franklin Templeton's Hasenstab kicks off Morningstar with nod to emerging markets

June 14, 2016

The beat-down suffered broadly across the emerging markets over the past few years has left some value in its wake, according to Michael Hasenstab, manager of the $48 billion Templeton Global Bond Fund (TPINX). Investors would be wise to proceed...

A tale of two Chinas: one old, one new

June 5, 2016

To the casual observer, headlines about China over the past year suggest doom and gloom. Those who take a deeper look, however, will find a divergent storyline comes to light: China's economy is moving in two different directions. Earnings releases...

How a Brexit will hit U.S. stocks

June 2, 2016

If the U.K. pulls the trigger on its departure from the European Union, the fallout could hit certain U.S. stocks that you might already own, or maybe should own. Stay nimble. A couple dozen stateside companies with substantial sales in Britain...

BlackRock, GMO forecast single-digit returns for U.S. stocks

April 19, 2016

Richard Turnill, BlackRock's chief global investment strategist, has some advice for investors: Curb your enthusiasm. And he's not alone. “We see a global portfolio made up of 60% equities and 40% fixed income producing annual returns of just...

Efforts by Fidelity, Vanguard and Pimco to calm energy investors pay off

April 18, 2016

The message from mutual fund companies about oil prices: There's long-term value in energy stocks, but it's going to be a rough ride. By and large, it's been good advice. Investors got a taste of oil's volatility on Monday, when oil prices slid...

Investors poured $32 billion into bonds in March with Vanguard, BlackRock dominating

April 15, 2016

Investors poured an estimated $31.9 billion into bond funds in March, and investment advisers did much of the pouring. The inflow to bond funds was the most since January 2013, when bond funds saw a net $32.6 billion come in, says Morningstar,...

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