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Go-anywhere bond funds have failed to go anywhere positive over the past year

September 1, 2015

Nontraditional bond funds that sounded too good to be true are looking like a bust, so far. Taking on a lot of credit and emerging market risk Oil prices ride high on slower production data. In the wake of a 12% jump last week With China on...

In hindsight, China's market meltdown wasn't really that bad

August 27, 2015

Now that the dust has started to settle, China's stock market meltdown doesn't seem all that awful. Other major market selloffs have seen higher volatility Not sure if history can be counted on to be a reliable guide in these unprecedented times,...

Gloom overshadows Wall Street, but some economists still see a September rate hike

August 26, 2015

The mood on Wall Street is getting downright gloomy. The worst declines since 2011. Meanwhile, there are some economists who still believe the Fed will be able to raise interest rates next month. The SEC has jumped on the pay-ratio bandwagon....

Advisers hold steady on equities despite seeing more drops ahead

August 25, 2015

The bulk of financial advisers are not changing their clients' exposure to equities in light of recent volatility, even though most believe further dips in stock prices are likely in the coming weeks. About 71% of advisers are keeping client...

Global financial turmoil brings the Fed's plan into focus

August 24, 2015

China could be triggering a worst-case scenario for the global financial markets. But it will only really matter if the Fed stays on course with its September rate hike. What the current market turmoil is foreshadowing. Take a deep breath and...

How much China is in your fund?

August 17, 2015

While the Chinese economy grew 7.0% in the second quarter, signs of slower growth in July and actions by the Chinese government to devalue the yuan have caused investor concerns. Many investors obtain direct exposure to China through diversified...

Falling commodity prices draw speculators and speculation

August 10, 2015

The beauty of falling commodity prices is in the eye of the beholder as investors wrestle with whether to invest into the slide or invest in some kind of defensive strategy. Even with crude oil now hovering around $45 a barrel, there is debate...

The Fed's rate-hike plan now sees an obstacle in the form of China

August 10, 2015

China's flagging economy stands out as the only thing standing in the way of a Fed rate hike. It's always something. The new risk is tightening into a slowing global economy The freefall of commodities is not an exaggeration, but it is being...

China in the bull shop

August 9, 2015

Sometimes you know exactly what you're getting yourself — or your clients — into. Sometimes it's not so evident. Even when advisers perform sound due diligence on investments to ensure they are appropriate for clients' goals and risk tolerance,...

Puerto Rico's default could ripple through average Americans' portfolios

August 3, 2015

Puerto Rico has missed a debt payment, marking a major setback for the U.S. commonwealth. The next step is to look at how the fallout could be felt by average Americans. Half of U.S. open-end muni bond funds are exposed to Puerto Rican debt...

China's dilemma: Is it 1987 or 1929?

July 31, 2015

Having spent the summer ruminating over the macro events in Europe, my focus has now turned to the U.S. stock market crashes of 1929 and 1987. Why, you might ask? The answer lies in China, where policy interventions in the face of a steep selloff...

Climate change could impact client portfolios

July 31, 2015

Advisers might want to begin talking to their clients about the investment risk of climate change before the international conference on climate in Paris in December starts generating headlines. Large institutional investors overwhelmingly incorporate...

Advisers say China drop isn't done yet, but calm clients on the downslide

July 27, 2015

The greatest one-day drop in Chinese stocks in eight years on Monday is not a signal that markets have bottomed out in China, according to financial advisers. “It would be best to stay away from Chinese stocks for now,” said David Kudla,...

Health care creates a bright spot for beleaguered stock-pickers

July 24, 2015

Daniel P. Wiener almost never uses mutual funds that zero in on a single industry and try to pick the very best companies within it. But when it comes to the health care, Mr. Wiener is making an exception. He's all in. And his tool of choice...

Greece's latest problem is the IMF

July 15, 2015

The IMF is throwing a wrench into the Greek bailout works. This doesn't look good. Setting off a political earthquake in Europe Could China be dragging the entire world into a recession? Morgan Stanley thinks so. 'The next global recession will...

Emerging markets pioneer Mark Mobius to step down as lead manager on Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

July 14, 2015

Mark Mobius, who is credited as a pioneer in emerging-market investing, will step down as the lead manager of one of the oldest developing-nation stock funds after trailing his benchmarks in recent years. The Templeton Emerging Markets Investment...

Short sales are stacking up and the bears are starting to show some teeth

July 10, 2015

The market bears are getting bolder as they start to come out from a long hibernation, which doesn't really bode well for the bulls. Short sales have hit a post-financial crisis peak Putting Puerto Rico's debt load in perspective. On a per capita...

China does everything wrong in efforts to reverse stock market slide

July 9, 2015

China gets low marks for how it is trying to save its equity markets by preventing the sale of stocks. This is what happens when a communist government tries to operate free-market policies. 'It suggests desperation' Taking a fair-value approach...

China's stock market meltdown is looking like a buying opportunity

July 8, 2015

U.S. investors should be embracing the Chinese stock market meltdown as a unique opportunity to catch a ride on a fast-growing, if rattled, economy. Even with a decline of more than 22% over the past month, the benchmark CSI 300 is up more than...

Greeks vote 'no' and everybody loses

July 6, 2015

Greek voters opt for a collision course with the European Union over austerity. Go figure. Voters snub creditors Mohamed El-Erian says investors should buckle in for a global market meltdown in response to Sunday's Greek vote. Look for a general...

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