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Fidelity dominates money-market industry as assets grow to $629 billion

December 10, 2018

Fidelity Investments is dominating a business that is thriving even as stocks and bonds struggle. Fidelity's money-market assets grew to $629 billion as of Oct. 31 — nearly twice as much as its closest rival, Vanguard Group, according to Crane...

Wells Fargo says it's cleaning up its mess. Regulators demand more

December 7, 2018

Wells Fargo & Co. says it's a different bank today than it was two years ago — but it may not be different enough for regulators. CEO Tim Sloan told investors at a conference Tuesday that the bank aims "not only to meet but exceed regulatory...

Are stocks ready for a rally?

December 3, 2018

The easing of U.S.-China trade tensions might not be as unabashedly bullish as investors had expected. When the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday was unable to sustain a 400-plus gain on news of the weekend agreement to delay a planned...

BlackRock emerging-market ETF had record month amid trade fight

December 3, 2018

The possibility of easing trade tensions between the U.S. and China is lifting global markets, particularly riskier assets. While emerging markets are benefiting, the reality is investors have been pouring in for at least a month. The $50 billion...

Fear dictates ETF flows

November 30, 2018

From stocks to bonds to factor funds, safety was the name of the game for ETF investors in November. In a month dominated by midterm elections, trade tussles, Federal Reserve talk and concerns about slower growth, the message was clear: Steer...

Banks continue to unload munis in third quarter

November 29, 2018

Some of the biggest U.S. banks have continued to reduce their exposure to state and local government debt, slashing such holdings by $3 billion during the third quarter, after the federal corporate tax cut weakened the appeal of the securities....

Powell comment seen suggesting fewer Fed hikes

November 28, 2018

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said interest rates are "just below" a range of estimates of the so-called neutral level, softening previous comments that seemed to suggest a greater distance and spurring speculation that central bankers...

Tips for taking year-end client meetings to the next level

November 28, 2018

In the final months of 2018, many financial advisers will be planning year-end check-in meetings with their clients. There are key investing strategies and considerations that are commonplace discussion items in these meetings, such as annual...

Traders put $1.3 billion into emerging-market ETFs

November 26, 2018

The move back to emerging markets gained momentum last week as traders shrugged off equity declines amid bullish calls from some of the world's largest investment firms. Inflows to U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds that invest across developing...

Amid media scrutiny over sexual harassment claims, Fidelity promotes women to higher positions

November 26, 2018

Fidelity Investments has stepped up promotions of women in its stock-picking group, which was hit last year amid sexual harassment allegations at the firm. About 30% of fund manager appointments in the equity unit have gone to women in 2018,...

Worst day of an awful year leaves no part of market unscathed

November 20, 2018

One of the financial markets' toughest years in half a century got appreciably worse Tuesday, with simmering weakness across assets boiling over to leave investors with virtually nowhere to hide. Stocks buckled for a second day, sending the...

InvestmentNews turns 20: A young industry evolves, as does our coverage

November 10, 2018

The 20 years since InvestmentNews launched in 1998 have involved tremendous change in and around the financial advice industry. Here are 20 events that rocked advisers and their clients — many of which will continue to shape the profession...

Wells Fargo considering sale of retirement-plan unit

November 8, 2018

Wells Fargo & Co. is considering the sale of its retirement-plan services business, according to people familiar with the matter. The unit could fetch as much as $1 billion, said one person, who asked to not be identified because the matter...

ETF investors hunker down in cash

November 5, 2018

Whiplashed by surging bond yields and volatile stocks, more money managers are seeking refuge in the safety of cash-like assets. The top two U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds that invest in Treasury bills drew a combined $1.5 billion in the...

10 states with the most college student debt

October 17, 2018

Student loans make up a large component of U.S. household debt, second only to mortgages. The total outstanding college loan balance on credit reports is currently at $1.41 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. And the...

Investors increasingly bearish on global growth

October 16, 2018

Pessimism on the global economy is piling up amid rising trade tensions and expectations the U.S. central bank will carry on tightening despite the tumult in equity markets. Fund managers surveyed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch this month...

ETF investors are rewriting the rules on hedging risk

October 16, 2018

Investors are coming up with new ways to hedge credit risk as interest rates rise and the Federal Reserve appears to be on course for further tightening, with minutes from its last meeting scheduled to be released Wednesday. Amid a steep run-up...

Market forecasters dissect the sell-off

October 11, 2018

Wednesday's market moves were enough to induce motion sickness, as the S&P 500 index fell 3.3%, the Dow down 832 points and the Nasdaq dropped more than 4.4%. But investment strategists note that this week's slide follows a very subdued third...

Tim Sloan hasn't turned around Wells Fargo

October 8, 2018

What's the appropriate board gift for a CEO's two-year anniversary? If you're Tim Sloan at Wells Fargo & Co., the correct answer is a short leash. Mr. Sloan took over the CEO role in mid-October 2016, which means the anniversary is this week....

Treasury sell-off enters second day

October 4, 2018

A rout in Treasuries extended into a second day as global investors priced in stronger U.S. economic growth and a faster pace of Federal Reserve rate hikes. Benchmark 10-year yields climbed above 3.20% for the first time since 2011 and the dollar...

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