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July 10, 2014
Volatility looks like the last cheap asset class. This could be a really good opportunity, or a really bad sign, or both. Its lowest level since 2007 Barclays bets on women with an index and exchange-traded note that offers concentrated exposure...
July 8, 2014
Bracing for the second half of the year. The headwinds are real and plentiful. Renewed concerns about the U.S. consumer Some public companies are starting to tweak their bylaws to deter shareholder litigation. It's still not clear if the bylaw...
July 2, 2014
Despite a vigorous defense of his performance, Bill Gross' flagship bond fund suffered its 14th consecutive month of outflows in June, according to an estimate Wednesday by Morningstar Inc. The research firm said outflows of $4.5 billion struck...
July 1, 2014
Fidelity Investments edged out The Vanguard Group Inc., a major rival in the retirement-planning business, for having the lowest-cost target date fund lineup as of the end of last year, according to research released Tuesday. Fidelity Freedom...
June 26, 2014
Barclays discovers the dark side of dark pools. Investors react to charges that the international banking conglomerate favored high-frequency traders. Disclosing details to ensure aggressive trading strategies were effective The looming 401(k)...
June 15, 2014
Core Bond Funds Top 10 Portfolio net assets ($M) 1-year return 3-year return 5-year return Expense ratio* Voya Investment Grade Credit Fund SMA (ISCFX) $100.0 7.74% 5.78% 7.37% 0.00% Putnam Income Fund A (PINCX) $1,378.7 5.86% 5.69% 10.33% 0.87%...
June 12, 2014
Oil jumps to a three-month high as militants march on toward Bagdad. This can't be good. The insurgency is hitting financial markets and global currencies Hedge funds are taking issue with Obama's student loan plan. The President's latest executive...
June 11, 2014
The Fed will sit on its record $4.3 trillion balance sheet for the time being. Unprecedented just got more unprecedented as the quantitative easing experiment continues. Testing new tools Deutsche Bank's LaVorgna says the Fed needs to start...
June 10, 2014
BlackRock Inc., the biggest provider of exchange-traded funds, is ramping up its fight with Vanguard Group Inc. for U.S. retail investors by doubling the number of funds in its low-fee “core” series. BlackRock's iShares unit cut fees on...
May 29, 2014
Bill Gross swims against the current by betting on shorter-term Treasuries. But bond manager rivals say the 'new neutral' approach is risky and wrong. Pimco Total Return Fund's last ditch effort to stand out BlackRock's Larry Fink says leveraged...
May 28, 2014
It's May, and if recent history is your guide, now is the time to sell stocks and go away for the summer. As the saying goes: “Sell in May and go away.” Since 1950, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has averaged just a 0.3% gain during the...
May 6, 2014
The CFA Institute, which grants the chartered financial analyst designation, has been pushing for the financial services industry to put an increased emphasis on ethics to rebuild the confidence of retail investors. They've also recommended...
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