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Comeback kid? Bill Miller vaults to top of mutual fund heap

February 3, 2011

Equities that fell farthest last year are surging the most in a decade, reversing the fortunes of mutual funds and signaling developed countries, banks and Asian exporters will extend the global rally. The MSCI All-Country World Index's 100...

How to play the turbulence in Egypt

February 1, 2011

The energy sector continues to rally in stride with the political unrest in Egypt, but most money managers and market analysts are advising against radically altering any investment strategies as the situation unfolds in the Middle East. “Trying...

Vanguard's fee-light emerging-markets ETF passing rivals

January 20, 2011

Vanguard Emerging Market ETF became the third-largest U.S. exchange-traded fund this week, surpassing a rival BlackRock Inc. fund that just a year ago was twice as big, and adding to evidence that investors are migrating to the cheapest offerings....

Mars Hill pulls back on emerging-markets bets

October 29, 2010

Mars Hill Partners LLC has made changes to the portfolio of its Global Relative Value ETF Ticker:(GRV) to short its exposure to emerging markets. The fund previously provided 25% net short exposure to the S&P 500, but this week, it put 15% of...

GMO's Grantham: No bubble yet, but keep your eyes open

March 15, 2018

Jeremy Grantham is a co-founder of Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo, a $70 billion global asset manager. He serves the firm's chief strategist and is a member of GMO's asset allocation team. Mr. Grantham warned about both the dot-com bubble of 2000...

Emerging markets emerging as a good bet, says Hennion & Walsh's Mahn

January 8, 2010

Money managers and financial advisers need to start looking beyond domestic equity and other traditional asset classes for risk-adjusted returns in the current market, according to Kevin Mahn, chief investment officer with Hennion & Walsh Asset...

Investors high on emerging markets, while analysts counsel caution

July 31, 2009

Investors are flocking to emerging markets with the anticipation of hefty returns, though analysts doubt that the performance will last. According to research firm Lipper Inc. of New York, investors poured $12.1 billion into emerging markets...

U.S. equities' bull run limits future upside

December 4, 2016

We are now in year eight of a U.S. equity bull run. U.S. equities, as defined by the Russell 3000, have returned 15% on average since 2009, making this their second-longest hot streak since a decade-long run in the 1990s. Thanks to the global...

Can Donald Trump breathe life into actively managed funds?

November 27, 2016

John Maynard Keynes described Wall Street as being like a beauty contest where the judges don't choose the best-looking candidates. Instead, they choose who everyone else thinks are the best candidates. And those opinions can change suddenly....

Health and longevity trends show promise

August 21, 2016

One way to address the short-term volatility associated with emerging markets is by investing alongside secular and demographic trends. These multi-year and multi-decade influences can provide long-term resilience in the face of volatility resulting...

Investors return to emerging markets as concerns ease

June 27, 2014

Nobody likes missing a bull market, even if it's happening half a world away. With stocks rising from Sao Paulo (IBOV) to Moscow to Istanbul, asset managers have piled almost $11 billion into developing-nation exchange-traded funds listed in...

Ukraine likely to present buying opportunities, strategists say

March 7, 2014

The impact on financial markets of the political turmoil in Ukraine has extended far beyond the Crimean Peninsula, but strategists say that while investment risk may be elevated, they're betting on a smooth resolution to the crisis. In fact,...

Where Emerging Markets Are Now

December 17, 2013

The past year has been particularly volatile for emerging markets, with U.S. investors pulling cash out and then pouring money in as the outlook for Fed tapering changed. Where do things stand now? Evan Cooper discussed developments with emerging...

BlackRock predicts deeper emerging-markets rout

September 9, 2013

Wall Street's biggest firms are predicting intensifying bond losses in emerging markets, where borrowing costs have already soared to the highest in more than four years versus U.S. corporate debt, as the Federal Reserve considers curtailing...

Emerging-markets slide forces advisers to rethink strategy

July 23, 2013

Because emerging-markets investments struggled in the first half, financial advisers have been forced to adjust their approach to the inherently volatile sector. Although many advisers are maintaining their positions on the expectations of long-term...

Forex to the fore in latest Pimco emerging-markets offering

February 25, 2013

Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC launched the Pimco Emerging Markets Full Spectrum Fund (PFSIX) on Monday, making it easier for advisers to get access to all the flavors of emerging market debt. Pimco already offers the $14 billion Pimco...

Cracks in the BRIC Wall

August 21, 2012

The meta-story over the weekend was the conviction of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot on charges of hooliganism. They were sentenced to two years. This made the front page above the fold in both the Financial Times (FT), with a big picture...

Hasenstab's new normal: You've got to take risks just to preserve wealth

June 21, 2012

Too much focus on the European debt crisis, and a potential economic slowdown in China, could lead to missed investment other opportunities -- opportunities that could help investors at least preserve their capital. "If you believe the Eurozone...

Emerging-markets ETFs' quandary

October 12, 2014

When considering investments in emerging markets, many investors turn to passive ETF strategies, due to the common perception that they offer a low-risk, inexpensive exposure to the equity markets of the developing world. Passive exchange-traded...

Rising BRICs could challenge Western banks

April 10, 2012

[Two weeks ago], the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa met in New Delhi for their fourth annual "BRICS" summit. The meeting brought together five countries that together represent 43 percent of the world's population...

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