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Understanding the components of investment return

April 26, 2017

The ability to separately offer the different elements of investment return — beta, strategic beta and alpha — is a growing and important trend. The concept of unbundling isn't new; many industries are beginning to break apart their packaged...

Stocks and bonds sending out divergent outlooks on economy

April 25, 2017

Markets are taking sides when it comes to the direction of the U.S. economy. In the green corner are stocks. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is just 0.3% away from a record high reached in March on bets that Donald J. Trump's administration...

Nuveen adds direct real estate to target-date funds

April 24, 2017

There are plenty of reasons why owning direct real estate inside a registered mutual fund could present challenges to a portfolio manager, but Nuveen is focusing on the potential upside by adding real estate to it TIAA-CREF Life Cycle Funds....

Charles Schwab executive Jeffrey Kleintop debunks idea of 'Trump rally,' attributes market climb to fundamentals

April 24, 2017

Charles Schwab executive Jeffrey Kleintop has a message for supporters of President Donald J. Trump who believe his election is behind recent stock market gains: The rally is not about him. The president's advocates attribute the upturn to anticipation...

Getting mom and pop investors into private equity proves to be an elusive goal

April 21, 2017

Private equity firms are good at solving complex problems. What's stumping them? Normal people. Five years ago, Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein predicted a future where ordinary savers would be able to invest in private equity, an industry...

If only alpha were easy

April 20, 2017

Chris Phillips BattleBots is a TV series that originally aired in the early 2000s and was revitalized in 2015. If you aren't familiar with BattleBots, it's a show that has inspired viewers of all ages (including yours truly) to dream about or...

The five biggest myths about impact investing

April 20, 2017

Did you hear that if you yell loud enough in the mountains, you can cause an avalanche? Are you aware that if you drop a penny from a skyscraper, you can kill someone or that you can pick up radio signals through a tooth filling? None of these...

Income with Impact: The Investment Case for Green Bonds

April 19, 2017

Green bonds allow fixed income investors to both fulfill their investment objectives and make a positive impact on the environment. With pricing levels between green and conventional bonds generally very close and highly correlated, the investment...

Franklin Templeton's Mark Mobius on state of globalism, China rising and best of emerging markets ​

April 18, 2017

Mark Mobius is the dean of emerging markets, with more than 40 years' experience investing in lesser developed countries. Mr. Mobius began his career at Vickers-da-Costa and joined Franlkin Templeton Investments in 1987 as president of Templeton...

Robo-advisers offering incentives to attract new clients

April 13, 2017

The methods the nation's robo-advisers are using to attract new assets range from exposing how their algorithms improve performance and lower costs to straight out offering cold, hard cash. Free robo-adviser WiseBanyan pledges $20 for new clients...

Active fund managers underperform once again: S&P

April 12, 2017

Legendary Mets manager Casey Stengel once cried out, "Can't anyone here play this game?" Had he asked that about active fund managers, Standard & Poor's would once again reply, "No." S&P's semi-annual scorecard for active fund managers found...

Beware the potential pitfalls of investing in infrastructure funds

April 5, 2017

Infrastructure funds have steamrolled much of their competition this year, and, with the promise of $1 trillion in infrastructure spending under the Trump administration, money has been pouring into the funds. But if your clients bring up the...

As Fed raises interest rates, money funds increase yields, some to more than 1%

March 31, 2017

Thanks to the Federal Reserve's recent interest-rate hikes, some money market funds are doing things they haven't done in a decade: Paying 1% interest. Your clients won't get rich on their money fund holdings, but at least they'll get more than...

UBS loses another Puerto Rico bond claim, this time for $4.4 million

March 31, 2017

UBS Financial Services Inc. has lost yet another multi-million dollar Finra arbitration award stemming from the sale of Puerto Rico bonds and closed-end funds. According to the arbitration award, which was decided on Wednesday by a three-member...

Ned Davis: Passion for passive a 'bubble'

March 30, 2017

As assets continue to pour into passive index funds, backlash from active managers has risen. The latest salvo against passive investing comes from Ned Davis Research in a recent piece by the firm's founder titled "The Passive Investment Bubble."...

REITs: Laggards, but for how long?

March 29, 2017

In this market, looking for bargains is like looking for a good show on local cable at 2:00 in the morning. While commercial real estate isn't cheap, REITs offer decent yields — and the chance to buy something that hasn't participated in the...

Professors give themselves a 'B' in financial literacy

March 28, 2017

Good, but not excellent. That's the self-assessment of college professors regarding their financial literacy, a subject in which they grade themselves a "B." A study of higher education faculty by Fidelity Investments found that while professors...

Put the Dow's losing streak in perspective for clients

March 28, 2017

Tuesday's rally put a quick end to the Dow Jones Industrial Average's worst losing streak since 2011. But those losing streaks usually bring calls from worried investors — and you should know how to answer them. The next drop could be right...

Bill Gross ends lawsuit with Pimco for $81 million and his reputation intact

March 27, 2017

For Bill Gross, the long goodbye is finally over. More than two years after the legendary bond manager was ousted from Pacific Investment Management Co. — the firm he co-founded and built into a $2 trillion asset manager — he settled a bitter...

Fidelity's RIA business: a strong No. 2 that's working harder

March 26, 2017

Fidelity lost its title as the largest mutual fund manager to archrival Vanguard Group in 2003, and in the race for RIA assets, Fidelity also plays second fiddle — in this case, to Charles Schwab & Co. But if you put all of its businesses...

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