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DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach says $40 oil is something to worry about

August 12, 2015

Jeffrey Gundlach calls $40 oil 'terrifying' even as oil heads toward $40. In other words, be scared. 'If oil falls to around $40 a barrel then I think the yield on the 10-year Treasury note is going to 1%.' China's currency devaluation surprise...

Facebook stock-fraud venture lands fund manager in hot water

August 11, 2015

A Tampa-based fund manager is scheduled to plead guilty this week to investment fraud in relation to $9 million worth of Facebook Inc. stock that he purchased on behalf of investors, then sold and was caught short when the stock price rebounded....

Falling commodity prices draw speculators and speculation

August 10, 2015

The beauty of falling commodity prices is in the eye of the beholder as investors wrestle with whether to invest into the slide or invest in some kind of defensive strategy. Even with crude oil now hovering around $45 a barrel, there is debate...

It's time to take a close look at your bond portfolio

July 30, 2015

The Fed dished out another predictable postponement of an interest rate hike yesterday, but we all know a rate hike is coming, and ignoring it is not a plan. The time is now to start evaluating your allocations to fixed income Gold bugs better...

As gold comes under attack, advisers show their mettle

July 21, 2015

Advisers who believe in long-term commitment to commodities, and especially to gold, are having their mettle tested. The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) is off more than 16% over the last year, while the average gold and precious metals mining funds...

Greece offers prime example of how to get in front of clients to counteract scary headlines

July 13, 2015

Even with another bailout in the works for Greece, the country's fiscal woes will remain in the headlines for months, perhaps longer, and financial advisers are reaching out to clients to make sure they keep this melodrama in perspective. “Now...

Short sales are stacking up and the bears are starting to show some teeth

July 10, 2015

The market bears are getting bolder as they start to come out from a long hibernation, which doesn't really bode well for the bulls. Short sales have hit a post-financial crisis peak Putting Puerto Rico's debt load in perspective. On a per capita...

Jeffrey Gundlach is riding out the Greek storm in Treasuries

June 30, 2015

DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach has been bracing for trouble in Greece and Puerto Rico by loading up on Treasuries and Ginnie Maes. 'The risk-reward set-up was favorable' Gold shapes up as a bright spot in the wake of Greek woes. When the going...

Greek capital controls send ripples across global financial markets

June 29, 2015

Greece locks down its banks in a desperate attempt to prevent a public panic. Not sure what would make anybody think blocking access to an entire country's savings would be the best anti-panic strategy. The European Central Bank is providing...

The Fed has painted itself into a corner, and is only trying to manage expectations

June 22, 2015

Citigroup economist William Lee calls the Fed too 'chicken' to raise rates, but at the same time the FOMC is trying to reassure the markets that when rates do rise, it will be slow and deliberate. The Fed is stuck trying to manage expectations...

Why male advisers are still not connecting with female clients

June 19, 2015

C'mon, dudes, you can do better. Male financial advisers still can't find a way to fully communicate with the female half of client couples. Both spouses should be equally involved in family financial matters The stock market looks scary from...

Bob Doll is betting consumer spending will fuel the economy through December

June 18, 2015

Nuveen's Bob Doll banks on consumers stepping up to the counter and spending in the second half of the year. Thanks to energy savings and at least some signs of wage increases It is long past time to rethink the traditional allocations to bonds...

Why this is an exceptional time to be investing in Europe

June 16, 2015

As Europe slowly emerges from the global financial crisis, we believe favorable macroeconomic conditions and a dramatic shift in the fundamentals of how businesses are managed is underway. There is a focus on unlocking shareholder value with...

Saudi Arabia lays out the welcome mat for global investors

June 15, 2015

The richest and most powerful Arab nation opens its stock market to the world. Foreigners can own as much as 49% of a single stock Don't look now but silver is starting to look like the new gold. Net trade balance The euro is starting to skid...

Inflation report boosts odds of September rate hike

May 22, 2015

Financial markets' reaction Friday to the unexpected uptick in April Consumer Price Index data underscores the wild and crazy world of quantitative easing, according to Bob Rice, managing partner at Tangent Capital. “This shows us the fascinating...

Gold bulls celebrate the strongest run since January

May 18, 2015

Gold bulls have their day in the sun as the dollar's run takes a breather. Gold sees its best run since January The bond market is still queasy from the recent selloff, but analysts are at least forecasting that the worst is over. 'There is...

Dynasty hires Scott D. Welch to be chief investment officer

May 14, 2015

Dynasty Financial Partners, a company that sells advisers services and tools to run their businesses, has hired Scott D. Welch for its new position as chief investment officer. In his new role, Mr. Welch will oversee investment research, choose...

Global bond market selloff is now described as 'violent'

May 13, 2015

The global bond market selloff is starting to make the equity markets nervous. Risk reduction at work With interest rates still nailed to the floor, currency traders are the newest super heroes. More than $1 trillion worth of sovereign bonds...

Advisers, investors reopen rate hike debate, send stocks higher after so-so jobs report

May 8, 2015

An employment report that had something for optimists and pessimists indicated to some advisers and investors that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates until at least September and maybe later, setting the stage for a sharp...

Lessons to learn from the last Nasdaq bubble

April 28, 2015

What we learned from the Nasdaq bubble. The last Nasdaq bubble, that is. Stop chasing crazy performance How high can the S&P fly before catching a 10% correction? It has already been more than three years without any such pullback. In the 'middle...

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