- Pimco's much-celebrated Total Return Active ETF (BOND) is being ignored by investors who are opting for better-positioned rival products. It wasn't supposed to be this way. The fund's first-quarter net withdrawals topped $37 million, while the bond ETF sector attracted $33 billion.
- Five out of eight big banks don't have acceptable “living wills.” And all eight of the “too-big-to-fail” banks earned low marks for their ability to demonstrate a clear path to an orderly failure under bankruptcy at no cost to taxpayers. The Fed and FDIC give thumbs down to Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, J.P. Morgan Chase, State Street, and Wells Fargo.
- A dividend-investing strategy that includes avoiding dividend stocks. Replacing the dividend with a value approach.
- President Obama comes up with a simple solution for those pesky student loans, let the taxpayers foot the bill. That's one way to make college free.
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