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Talk of a recession is way overblown

June 5, 2014

The economic numbers might not be stellar but don't fret. Here's why there's zero percent chance of a recession Keeping it loose across the pond. Carney finds an ally in Draghi Question of the day: Do clever people make better investors than...

Prepare for a rocky week in the markets

June 3, 2014

Summer doldrums may be coming but not this week. Got your seat belt on? The next four days could rock uneasy markets Here's one idea to "hedge" against a stock market correction. Hedge fund cover without the hedge fund fees Another dose of bad...

Stocks have biggest May in years but where's the excitement?

June 2, 2014

There's sizzle but no bacon. What gives? Volume, VIX and yields are stock market's bogeymen Many fee-only RIAs are sitting pretty after strong growth in 2013, when rising markets perked performance across the board. But don't get too comfortable....

The incredible shrinking hedge fund fees

May 16, 2014

Coming soon to a hedge fund near you: No more performance fees. That's right, the industry that made high fees and expenses fashionable is starting to drift back down to Earth. In typical hedge fund industry style, this trend is difficult to...

How to spot the bear market in stocks, from LPL Financial's Kleintop

May 14, 2014

Here's how to spot the bear market in stocks. Bear market won't come until the yield curve says so: Kleintop Money manager Paul Schatz wonders if there is something dark and dangerous lurking in the bond market. The challenges of an intermediate-term...

You, too, can play hedge fund manager with new credit swap ETFs

May 14, 2014

If you (or your grandmother) want to bet your savings on a bundle of credit derivatives, it'll be easy to do so through a new swath of exchange-traded funds. The ETFs may not have been created with her in mind, but she'll be able to buy their...

Ready to invest in a bitcoin hedge fund?

May 13, 2014

More than seven times as volatile as the S&P 500, bitcoin has minted numerous millionaires but also lost about half its value in the past five months. Are you up for what could be a wild ride? If so, a hedge fund launched Tuesday may offer an...

The magic range for alternatives allocations

May 13, 2014

The magic range for allocation to alternative strategies in a client's portfolio is somewhere between 10% to about 20%, according to a panel of experts at the InvestmentNews Retirement Income Summit. A session at the conference in Chicago on...

Next on Janet Yellen's to-do list: Winding down a $4.5T balance sheet

May 9, 2014

As the Fed winds down its bond-buying program, Janet Yellen confronts the awkward issue of overseeing a $4.5 trillion balance sheet, which was at $800 billion before the financial crisis. It's on her to-do list. Waiting for the policy-normalizing...

When searching for investment advice, consumers are drawn to the alphabet soup of credentials

May 8, 2014

The alphabet soup of credentials in the financial advice industry is pretty much what consumers look for when hiring a financial adviser. Who woulda thunk? Recommendations also play a key role Barclays Plc plans to cut 7,000 jobs from its investment...

Hedge funds short small caps most since 2004

April 28, 2014

Money managers are turning on stocks that have delivered the best returns during the bull market: small caps. Large speculators such as hedge funds are betting $2.8 billion this month that the Russell 2000 Index will fall. That's the most since...

Volatility chiller

April 28, 2014

Investors could (finally) get some clarity on when the Federal Reserve might start to tweak interest rates higher. And that could settle financial markets. Fed may offer clues on rate timing conundrum Guess who doesn't like small caps? Hedge...

No longer able to blame winter weather, economists see real weakness in housing

April 21, 2014

As the winter weather melts away, economists are starting to see another problem behind a slowing housing market. The short answer is lackluster demand. Early-spring sales season “decidedly tepid” U.S. markets will hit the decks running...

Stocks search for direction on a data-rich day

April 15, 2014

The equity market searches for direction this morning ahead of an event-filled trading day. Tuesday's outlook is muddied by Monday's broad move. Inflation data, big earnings, and more Fed chatter Shooting down the upside of low interest rates....

Markets are bracing for a rough start to the week

April 7, 2014

The doomsayers are out in force this morning, calling for a dismal start to earnings season and a general stock market slide. Looks like a rough Monday, folks. Beyond the momentum-stock selloff The SEC is finally getting serious about its oversight...

Net exposure: The long and short of it

April 1, 2014

Investors and their advisers are nervous. Stocks are hovering near record highs while bond yields have moved slightly above record lows. One response from investors, both institutions and individuals, has been to reduce their risks by increasing...

When women-run retirement funds beat the boys

April 1, 2014

There aren't a lot of women-run retirement funds, but based on the average track records, maybe there should be a lot more. Gaining 118% when the S&P was contracting from 2000 to 2005 Today's big economic data points to keep an eye on: Light...

Advisers worry about high-speed trading backlash from clients after Michael Lewis contention that markets are 'rigged'

March 31, 2014

Financial advisers are concerned that their clients, like all investors in the U.S. stock market, are victims of high-frequency trading, a practice that financial author Michael Lewis highlighted on “60 Minutes” Sunday night and researched...

As liquid-alt mutual funds proliferate, some question their value

March 25, 2014

When the news broke this month that $24 billion hedge fund firm Grosvenor Capital Management was breaking out of its otherwise secretive shell with plans to launch a registered alternative strategy mutual fund, it was generally interpreted as...

Checks and balances at the top

March 16, 2014

In an era of heightened scrutiny for alternatives fund managers, investors are demanding more accountability. One area on which they are particularly focused is fund governance, specifically the role of the board. Long a staple for publicly...

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