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Go-anywhere funds test advisers' faith

July 10, 2011

As more fund companies rush to market with global allocation funds, it is becoming increasingly difficult for financial advisers to figure out which ones are worth their time and which are duds. And without set benchmarks, many advisers wonder...

Phony adviser convicted for conning a real adviser out of $11.3 million

May 21, 2015

A con-man to the stars, who was masquerading as a financial adviser, has been found guilty of wire fraud and money laundering related to $11.3 million he conned out of another financial adviser. Busted while pretending to represent Carlos Slim...

Bin Laden gone, but retaliation could rock markets

May 2, 2011

The immediate celebration over the death of Osama bin Laden has been tempered by the reality of possible retaliation against the West. Bin Laden was killed by U.S. operatives after a firefight at a compound in Pakistan, President Barack Obama...

Earthquake in Japan rattles U.S. investors

March 20, 2011

As the crisis in Japan continues to unfold, some worried U.S. investors have turned to their financial advisers for reassurance that the market won't suffer a 2008-like decline. “Since the earthquake happened, our phones have rung more than...

Mobius talks Turkey: Best bet in emerging Europe

September 30, 2010

Templeton Asset Management Ltd. plans to invest $250 million in Turkish equities very soon, as the country's stocks are by far the most attractive among emerging European countries, Mark Mobius said. “Just this month we will be putting another...

Investors shedding equities at 2008 levels

August 17, 2010

Asset allocators cut their holdings of U.S. equities this month to levels not seen since 2008 amid concern that the world's largest economy may be weakening, a BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research survey showed. A net 14 percent of respondents,...

Beware of double-dip recession, investment managers warn

May 9, 2010

The U.S. economy could well be headed for another downturn — and financial advisers should direct clients to move their money out of the domestic equities market and into long-range opportunities overseas and alternative-asset classes, two...

The foreign investment tax advisers should pay attention to

December 2, 2015

Advisers could be missing out on a way to maximize returns on their clients' foreign investments. Americans investing in non-U.S. stocks could be earning less of a return than they'd otherwise get due to taxes some foreign governments levy on...

Extended stimulus package boosts China shares

December 10, 2009

Chinese shares rebounded Thursday after the government extended tax cuts and subsidies for purchases of small vehicles and appliances to support the economic recovery. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 14.7 points, or 0.5 percent,...

Advisers, pay attention to home-country bias in 401(k) menus

August 31, 2015

401(k) plan participants who invest on their own, and without professional asset allocation services provided by products such as target-date funds or managed accounts, tend to allocate more heavily to domestic than international equity funds....

Equity markets poised for day two of Fed's no-news rally

September 18, 2014

Stocks are poised for a next-day rally on the Fed's no-news-is-good-news announcement. Status quo is good for stocks, for now. The stock market stays drunk on low rates and a scary-big Fed balance sheet The Fed trips up gold prices, but there's...

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...

Fund unloads China stocks but finds value in shares listed in Hong Kong, New York

July 15, 2015

Years investing in China's stock market have taught Garry Laurence that extreme volatility creates opportunities. Lately, he says, they've all been opportunities to sell. The Sydney-based money manager, who helps oversee about $25 billion at...

Finra turns its ever-watchful eye on frontier funds

January 3, 2014

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority plans to pay special attention to frontier markets mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in examinations of broker-dealers this year after concerns were raised that the risks of such funds are not...

FTSE announces first emerging markets indexes with China A shares exposure

May 26, 2015

FTSE Tuesday announced the launch of two “transitional indexes” allowing institutional investors to add an initial increment of China A shares exposure to their emerging markets benchmarks. A London-based FTSE spokeswoman said the FTSE Emerging...

When investing in emerging-markets economies, stock picking beats indexed exposure

May 24, 2015

Investing in emerging-markets economies is less about why than about how and where. Publicly traded companies in the emerging markets with a market capitalization of at least $300 million are represented by more than 6,000 stocks. That compares...

When the White House starts giving investment advice, we're all in trouble

March 28, 2014

When the White House starts dishing out advice about investing in the global equity markets, apparently short-sellers don't listen. And why should they? On March 18, press secretary Jay Carney said that the only investments worth making in Russian...

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...

U.S. target-date funds have strong home-country equity bias

April 10, 2018

Target-date funds generally still have a strong U.S. equity bias, according to a Mercer target-date report released Monday. The consulting firm's survey covered 68 off-the-shelf mutual fund and collective investment trust target-date series....

John Maynard Keynes: Economist by day, high-flying portfolio manager by night

December 30, 2014

John Maynard Keynes. You know him as the author of the 1936 General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. But from 1924 until his death in 1946, Mr. Keynes was the CIO of Cambridge's King's College.(1) While economists rarely furnish practical...

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