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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,...

4 reasons why pulling out of emerging markets doesn't make sense

April 10, 2016

Historically, long-term demographic and economic trends have been the key motivations for investing in the emerging markets asset class. As populations grow in the developing world and shrink in the developed world, economic growth will be focused...

Strong March performance pushes stock funds positive for first quarter

April 1, 2016

If your clients are complaining about their bond positions, this would be a good time to remind them about why they own fixed income. Even though stock funds scored big gains in March, they're still trailing bonds for 2016 — and the past 12...

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....

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...

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...

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...

If clients are fed up with the U.S., consider a second citizenship

November 2, 2015

In today's evolving financial landscape, investors are looking to their financial advisers for advice on investment opportunities to help preserve capital — and citizenship by investment is one avenue high-net-worth investors can pursue to...

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....

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