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Don't bet on a post-midterm market rally

November 6, 2018

After the U.S. midterm elections, campaign rallies will take a welcome hiatus. Rallies in risk assets could also be harder to come by. Investors warn that the widely expected outcome of a divided Congress may not be fully baked in to asset prices....

Dollar weakens on Trump remarks about Fed interest-rate hikes

August 21, 2018

The dollar dropped with Treasuries early Tuesday after President Donald J. Trump criticized Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes. U.S. equity futures tracked gains in Europe and Asia, setting the scene for a potential S&P 500 record. Contracts...

Hedge fund giant splits with Morgan Stanley on call on dollar peak

August 13, 2018

Don't bet on the U.S. dollar rally ending any time soon, says the world's largest publicly traded hedge fund. While investment titans such as Morgan Stanley and State Street Corp. wager the greenback's rally this year is just about finished,...

Bitcoin is likely to gain widespread acceptance

December 11, 2017

It's certainly been an interesting couple of months for bitcoin. It advanced more than 70% during the third quarter and nosedived 25% over four days in mid-November only to rebound astronomically in the days since. Still, even as $20,000 seems...

The (currency) war is on

April 16, 2015

One of the highlights in the first half of 2015 will involve currency valuations across global markets and how the developed economies' efforts to control the value of their currency affect markets. The U.S. dollar is known as the world's safe-haven...

Bitcoin bubble burst raises concerns from lawmakers, regulators about investors

February 6, 2018

Lawmakers and financial regulators expressed worry Tuesday that no matter how volatile the stock market becomes, an investment in virtual currencies could be riskier. Members of the Senate Banking Committee cited the swift rise and sharp fall...

Some ETFs, mutual funds invest indirectly in bitcoin

December 12, 2017

Two mutual fund companies own 43% of Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC), currently the only fund that invests exclusively in the cryptocurrency. Kinetics Asset Management owns 27.27% of the outstanding shares of Bitcoin Investment Trust, while...

Jay Clayton issues cryptocurrency warning

December 12, 2017

In a public statement about cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and initial coin offerings or ICOs, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton urged investors to ask lots of questions and use common sense before investing, suggested that some products might not be...

State regulators launch 'Operation Cryptosweep' to crack down on fraud

May 21, 2018

In a coordinated effort among its member regulators, the North American Securities Administrators Association has launched a series of enforcement actions by state and provincial securities officials in the United States and Canada to crack...

Advisers still wary of bitcoin as interest grows

November 9, 2017

Investment advisers still warn their clients about the dangers of bitcoin – but they are getting more inquiries about the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin began the year at $899.65, according to WorldCoinIndex.com, and was trading Wednesday at $7,229.39...

How a strong or weak dollar affects investment returns

January 26, 2018

Among the many things advisers have to worry about, the direction of the U.S. dollar on foreign currency exchanges typically ranks somewhere between where to go out to dinner next Tuesday and how often to floss your teeth. But the dollar's moves...

Don't let currencies bite you when investing in international equities

November 11, 2015

For U.S. investors, the case for international equity investing remains compelling in spite of all the market turmoil of the last few years. The reasons are well-rehearsed: about two-thirds of the global equity market by capitalization is outside...

Bitcoin futures debut with 26% rally

December 11, 2017

Bitcoin has landed on Wall Street. Futures on the world's most popular cryptocurrency surged as much as 26 percent in their debut session on Cboe Global Markets Inc.'s exchange, triggering two temporary trading halts designed to calm the market....

Wirehouses turn away from bitcoin

January 4, 2018

Wall Street's wirehouses are turning up their noses at bitcoin. None of the four — Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS Wealth Management Americas and Wells Fargo Advisors — are giving their wealth management and retail advisers access to...

NYSE and Nasdaq embracing bitcoin

March 25, 2015

The biggest U.S. stock exchange operators are taking steps to embrace bitcoin, spurring speculation the digital currency is coming up from underground. Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. revealed Tuesday that New York-based Noble Markets, a platform for...

Where are the flows?

September 8, 2014

How do you make sense of lackluster flows into equity funds amid the longest outperformance for U.S. stocks since the presidency of Richard Nixon? S&P 500 beating world doesn't spark flows This is Apple's big week but something's missing. 4...

SEC warns investors about pitfalls of Bitcoin

May 8, 2014

Virtual currency may be trendy but it also poses dangers to investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission warned in an alert to investors. The most popular form of digital money is known as Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer currency that has been...

David Herro on the best opportunities in international investing

March 22, 2018

David Herro, chief investment officer for international equities at Harris Associates, has been a manager of the $47 billion Oakmark International fund (OAKIX) since 1992. He won Morningstar's International Stock Fund Manager of the Year in...

ETF outflows show growing distaste for U.S. dollar

March 20, 2018

Here's one sign that investors remain hostile to the dollar: Buyers of U.S.-listed funds are rushing into European and Japanese stocks without currency protection. Money managers have pulled $2.1 billion from the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity...

Stock market selloff triggers a new gold rush

February 12, 2016

Gold rallies amid the stock selloff to once again become the safe-haven play. “I think people are so confused about this market.” Finra bars two brokers for selling a highly speculative hedge fund as a more mundane growth fund. The fund's...

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