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Bill Gross: There's no denying the 'new normal' now

July 6, 2010

Global financial market returns stand at the threshold of mediocrity. With bonds priced not for recession but near depression, most major global bond indices now yield less than 3%, surely a forerunner of returns to come. Stocks, long the volatile...

First-half report card: Bonds beating stocks by most since 2001

July 6, 2010

Bond returns are exceeding stock gains by the widest margin in nine years as optimism that greeted the year evaporates and investors around the world question the strength of the economic recovery. While the MSCI World Index of 24 developed...

Finding openings in the closed-end-fund market: Podcast

July 2, 2010

Patrick Galley, manager of the $350 million RiverNorth Core Opportunity Fund Ticker:(RNCOX) sees opportunities in select closed-end funds, particularly as investors in general sit too cautiously on the sidelines. (To listen to the full podcast,...

BNY Mellon unit is ditching risk in its muni funds

June 27, 2010

Standish Mellon Asset Management Co. LLC is scaling back the level of risk within its municipal bond portfolios but isn't worried about massive defaults among local and state governments, according to an executive at the firm. Financial advisers...

Bill Gross: A bumpy ride with no spare tires

June 27, 2010

Bill Gross is managing director and co-chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC. What is your outlook for the economy, interest rates and the bond market in the second half? Pimco refined its previous view that the global...

Bond king Bill Gross suddenly talking up stocks

June 24, 2010

Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest mutual fund, takes a seat in a conference room and makes a confession. Overlooking the ocean at the headquarters of Pacific Investment Management Co., Gross describes missteps that doomed his bond firm's...

DoubleLine and Grail teaming up on active ETF

June 24, 2010

Grail Advisors LLC is partnering with DoubleLine Capital LP to launch an actively managed emerging-markets fixed-income ETF in what will be the first such fund of its kind to hit the market. Grail filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange...

Worried about a bond bubble? Try this hedge to take the edge off

June 20, 2010

Talk of a bond bubble has put skittish investors and financial advisers even more on edge over their large allocations to fixed income. And for good reason: Interest rates, currently at historic lows of near zero, will eventually start climbing,...

Bill Gross is buying BP bonds; loads Total Return up on U.S. debt

June 17, 2010

Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co., recently bought $100 million of shorter maturity BP Plc bonds and some Anadarko Petroleum Corp. debt, spokesman Mark Porterfield wrote today in an e-mail. BP's 5.25...

BP's crumbling credit rating: From AA+ to near junk in 12 days

June 15, 2010

BP Plc's credit rating was cut to two levels above “junk” by Fitch Ratings on concern over the potential cost of cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and meeting future liabilities. BP's long-term issuer default and senior unsecured...

It's time to sound the alarm on the bond bubble

June 13, 2010

The capital markets continually set traps for the unwary, and it is financial advisers' responsibility to help their clients avoid them. The stock market set two recent traps — the Internet bubble and the mortgage bubble — and advisers failed...

Prepare now for rising rates, says MainStay’s Dial

June 9, 2010

Interest rates are now at historic lows, but it’s never too early to prepare for those rates to rise, according to Robert Dial, manager of the $834 million MainStay Floating Rate Fund Ticker:(MXFAX). “I don’t think the Fed is going to...

K.C. Fed boss Hoenig wants rate hike - and soon

June 3, 2010

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Thomas Hoenig said the U.S. economic recovery has the momentum to sustain itself and called for an increase in the target federal funds rate to 1 percent by the end of the summer. “The first step...

Fund firms try to coax still-skittish clients to put cash to work

May 16, 2010

To pry shellshocked investors out of their cash positions, several big fund companies are nudging in-vestors into the next least-conservative position: short-term-bond funds. Janus Capital Group Inc., MTB Group of Funds, Putnam Investments and...

SEC to focus on conflicts in muni bond business

May 9, 2010

The SEC's announcement last week that it is launching an investigation of the municipal bond market is aimed at increasing transparency and weeding out conflicts of interest. With $2.8 trillion in muni bonds — 34% of which are held by retail...

Mohamed El-Erian and Dan Fuss: Greek crisis is going global

May 7, 2010

Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Mohamed El-Erian and Loomis Sayles & Co.’s Dan Fuss said the European debt crisis may spread across the globe because of investor concern that governments have borrowed too much to revive their economies....

Time's right for riskier global bonds, says Hartford's Portera

May 6, 2010

A strengthening global economy makes now the perfect time to load up on riskier fixed-income investments, according to Joe Portera, manager of the $374 million Hartford Strategic Income Fund Ticker:(HSNAX). “Global capital spending is growing...

Schwab agrees to pay extra $35M in YieldPlus settlement

May 6, 2010

Charles Schwab Corp. said it agreed to pay an additional $35 million to settle claims that the online brokerage misled investors who owned its Schwab YieldPlus Fund. The settlement covers claims in California, which weren't included in the $200...

Morgan Keegan to square off against regulators

April 30, 2010

Morgan Keegan & Co. has been granted an administration hearing on allegations that its brokerage firm cost investors, including retirees, more than $2 billion in losses through fraudulent and reckless business practices. Mississippi Secretary...

Finra cracks down on credit disclosure

April 11, 2010

In the midst of a crackdown by state and federal regulators on Morgan Keegan over its management and sale of failed bond funds, Finra is alerting the broker-dealer arms of fund companies that it is taking a tougher stance on how they portray...

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