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BRIC funds rally, but it's a long way back

March 18, 2016

Investors tempted by Friday's emerging markets rally might want to remember what it feels like to get hit with a BRIC. The BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — were singled out by Goldman Sachs in 2001 as the investment theme...

Emerging market debt is starting to look like a sweet deal

February 25, 2016

Franklin Templeton and BlackRock are each making the case for a move into emerging market debt. This is how riskier assets get more attractive. Portfolio managers are fighting back against high-frequency traders with “noise.” Out-foxing...

Fine-tuning the emerging markets

February 3, 2016

Emerging markets might be out of favor at the moment, but that hasn't stopped the asset-management industry from positioning products and strategies for an eventual turnaround. As detailed in a recent Morningstar report, emerging-market strategies...

China widely misunderstood, Rothman says

February 2, 2016

China's a tough sell these days, says Andy Rothman, investment strategist for Matthews Asia. “Trying to convince clients to have money anywhere within 1,000 miles [of China] is difficult,” he told attendees at the Investment Management Consultants...

The time for emerging markets is now — if you can stand it

January 21, 2016

If your clients have an emerging markets fund in their portfolio, they probably have a few questions for you. They might, for example, be wondering why you hate them, or whether you're still sniffing glue. As well they might: The average emerging...

What early stock market volatility means for the year ahead

January 8, 2016

There's no particular reason the start of a new calendar year should represent the start of a new mood in the financial markets — but that's sort of what's happening. On two of the first four trading days of 2016, U.S. equity markets suffered...

China's slowdown shouldn't deter investors from emerging markets

January 6, 2016

There's no reason the slowdown in China should sour investors on broader emerging market opportunities. 'A 7% drop is really kind of extraordinary.' Taking a deeper dive into China's economic slowdown. From not-so-serious to a much darker view....

Legg Mason joins the smart-beta ETF space, without calling it that

January 5, 2016

Legg Mason won't be referring to its new suite of exchange-traded funds as smart beta, but that doesn't mean the financial services industry will be following its lead. “The funds use a smart-beta method, combining elements of both passive...

No point in comparing Bill Gross' performance at Janus to what he did at Pimco

January 5, 2016

Comparing Bill Gross' past and present performance is like comparing apples and oranges. While it might be tempting to pit the Bond King's new Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund (JUCAX) against the Pimco Total Return Fund (PTTRX), they are...

What we'll remember about the markets in 2015

December 29, 2015

Reflecting on 2015, I'm inclined to dub it the year of “It's about time.” After years of taunting and teasing, the Federal Reserve finally pulled the trigger in December with the most hyped 25-basis-point interest-rate hike in history, leading...

$25B institutional money manager takes a leap into retail

November 30, 2015

Pzena Investment Management, a relatively obscure $25 billion institutional money manager, is hoping to tap into the potentially lucrative retail investor market by creating a distribution team to promote three fledgling mutual funds. Even though...

Goldman Sachs benches its BRIC strategy

November 9, 2015

Goldman's BRIC strategy hits the bricks as the once-popular acronym for Brazil, Russia, India and China loses 21% in five years. The assets are down 88% since the 2010 peak Don't make the mistake of ignoring the significance of a strong dollar...

Chinese stocks go from a sell to a buy just like that

November 4, 2015

Emerging-markets fund manager who darted out of Chinese stocks at the best possible time is now moving back in. 'We see two Chinas' Tough luck for the more than two million Americans who have been unemployed for more than six months. Not only...

How to work infrastructure funds into clients' portfolios

October 28, 2015

Worldwide, infrastructure spending is expected to grow to over $9 trillion per year by 2025, up from $4 trillion in 2012. Overall, global spending on transportation, power generation, telecommunications networks, public facilities and other...

A 60-40 portfolio can no longer deliver growth and inflation protection, investment strategist warns

October 27, 2015

The standard setup of an investment portfolio has too many risks, not the least of which is an expected annual return of 2.2% for a portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds, according to Bob Rice, chief investment strategist at Tangent Capital....

The best- and worst-performing liquid alternatives funds

October 25, 2015

Funds that employ alternative strategies — even those in the same general category — can perform drastically differently. Below are rankings for six liquid alternative categories based on year-to-date returns. In two cases, alternative global...

Rising rates not expected to have a huge impact on stocks

October 19, 2015

Just because interest rates are going to be rising doesn't mean there won't be opportunities. Stock-pickers can find opportunity among beaten-down utilities and REITs. Emerging markets, however, might not be the place to be. Another few weeks...

Emerging-market investors ran to the exits in the third quarter

September 30, 2015

Investors gave no love to emerging market economies in the third quarter. Stocks and bonds both take hits. The biggest quarterly outflows since 2008 Until the Fed finally moves, we are stuck with the tug-o-war between the economists and the...

DoubleLine's Jeff Gundlach plans new global bond fund

September 17, 2015

DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey E. Gundlach plans to start a new global bond fund, according to a filing that regulators received on Wednesday, extending the star fixed income manager's reach in foreign markets. The DoubleLine Global Bond Fund...

Franklin Templeton posts worst fund outflows in decades

September 11, 2015

Investors in Franklin Templeton Investments mutual funds withdrew more money in August than in any month in more than 20 years as its best-known funds were punished for soured bets. Once a contender for top sales among all mutual fund firms...

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