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How a strong or weak dollar affects investment returns

January 26, 2018

Among the many things advisers have to worry about, the direction of the U.S. dollar on foreign currency exchanges typically ranks somewhere between where to go out to dinner next Tuesday and how often to floss your teeth. But the dollar's moves...

Vanguard targeting overseas market with active funds

July 28, 2017

Walking through Vanguard Group's headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania is a lesson in naval history. Paintings of the 18th-century ship that inspired the company's name jostle with seascapes and a framed letter from legendary British Admiral...

The Reality of Investing in a Misunderstood Europe

May 1, 2017

George R. Evans, CFA Chief Investment Officer, Equities, Portfolio Manager Investors' perception of the opportunity in European equities has been clouded, but in reality we believe the region is an exciting place to invest. The currency weakness...

DoubleLine's Gundlach signals caution, sets cap on firm's growth

August 8, 2017

Jeffrey Gundlach sees too much of a good thing — in financial markets and in his industry — and he wants no part of it. The co-founder and chief executive officer of DoubleLine Capital LP says risky assets such as junk bonds and emerging-market...

How to invest in frontier markets

September 6, 2017

In the normal course of a bull market, investors push up shares of big, stable companies. As those prices get steeper, they send mid-cap stocks soaring and then, before you know it, a small-cap ant farm supplier is the top-performing stock of...

China equity exposure, already big in some funds, expected to increase in 2016

November 16, 2015

Shareholders of large emerging-markets exchange-traded funds and mutual funds already have significant exposure to China, but the weightings will likely rise in 2016. MSCI announced last week that it would include nearly two-dozen foreign listed...

How advisers can better communicate the risks and rewards of investing in emerging markets

August 17, 2017

Senior columnist John Waggoner discusses how financial advisers can help clients better understand the advantages of having exposure to emerging markets and the increased volatility that often comes along with investing in them.

We're grexhausted … leave the euro already

June 29, 2015

If you weren't already exhausted by the constant stream of headlines regarding Greece's inability to meet its financial obligations, you should be now. After more than five years of negotiations, deals, posturing and extensions, the situation...

Finding hidden gems in global small caps

June 2, 2015

As advisers consider where they can source potential growth for clients' portfolios, one overlooked asset class is global small-cap equities. Despite U.S. investors' being very comfortable with international investing, small-cap companies (market...

Stocks in Europe, Asia might be just getting started

April 28, 2015

The first quarter was generally lackluster for U.S. equity markets as measured by the major indexes. U.S. bonds and stocks returned little, as we watched the European Central Bank's quantitative easing (European-style) light up the returns there....

Money managers are avoiding Mideast as turmoil spreads

September 23, 2012

As anti-American protests spread across the Mideast last week, financial advisers in the United States say that the uprisings only confirm existing biases toward domestic investing. “I'm not real comfortable with much outside the U.S. right...

Are European stocks a good value?

July 31, 2012

European stock markets overall have fallen this year and plunged by over 20% during the past 12 months, measured in dollar terms using either the MSCI Euro or Euro Stoxx 50 indexes. At the same time, U.S. stocks have posted solid gains. While...

Wall Street veterans signal warning on emerging market risks

August 28, 2017

More investors are joining the cast of Wall Street veterans from Jeff Gundlach to Ray Dalio in warning that risky assets are overvalued. They point to rising global turmoil underscored by the recent terrorist attacks in Barcelona and the racially...

BlackRock sees bumpy road for China

April 22, 2012

China faces increasing challenges in maintaining its above-average growth rates, according to a BlackRock Inc. report. “China's old playbook of "invest and grow' no longer works so well,” BlackRock analysts wrote in a report that the money...

Famed investor Platt wouldn't touch this asset class 'with a barge pole'

December 15, 2011

Michael Platt, the founder of the $30 billion hedge fund BlueCrest Capital Management LLP, said most of the banks in Europe are insolvent and the situation will worsen in 2012 as the region's debt crisis accelerates. “I do not take any exposure...

Developed-market currency concern taking center stage

September 25, 2011

More institutions are taking cover as uncertainty surrounding the euro is putting developed-market currency risk at center stage of global investment portfolios, including equities strategies. “Historically, equities managers have been less...

Japanese stocks may have hit bottom after earthquake

May 29, 2011

The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Japan is likely to leave buying opportunities in its aftermath — even as certain economic indicators point in the opposite direction. “We haven't seen Japanese stocks this cheap in a long time,”...

Japan quake to trigger global sell-off?

March 16, 2011

The tragic, unpredictable events playing out in Japan are leaving money managers and market watchers at odds over whether the financial markets are becoming more attractive or more risky. “We think after a disaster like this, it's typical...

El-Erian: 'Japan can navigate this'

March 15, 2011

Japanese investors will repatriate funds as the nation seeks to recover from its strongest earthquake on record, said Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer at Pacific Investment Management Co. “We know that inflation will spike because...

Nikkei plunge an ‘overreaction,' Oakmark managers say

March 15, 2011

The precipitous drop in the Japanese stock market could be a buying opportunity, according to David Herro and Robert Taylor, portfolio managers of the popular Oakmark International fund. "We believe a buying opportunity may be created when select...

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