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Mega bond sell-off spurs $1.2 billion outflow from Treasury fund

November 11, 2019

Investors are pulling the plug on a strategy tracking long-dated Treasuries as U.S. stocks trade near all-time highs. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond exchange-traded fund (TLT) posted its worst week of outflows on record, with traders yanking...

ESG hardliners blacklist $16 trillion US treasuries market

October 16, 2019

Some of Europe's strictest ESG funds are snubbing the world's most liquid investment — the $16 trillion U.S. Treasuries market. A 33 billion-euro ($36 billion) French state pension plan and ESG funds run by the likes of Erste Asset Management,...

Passive investing hasn't taken over the world

October 1, 2019

The battle is over: Passive investing is victorious. Active management has been defeated. By now, you surely know that Wall Street quakes at the mere mention of indexers, who devour all in front of them. Active managers, many of whom have since...

Trump officials play down reports of limits on China investments

September 30, 2019

The Trump administration has issued a partial — and qualified — denial of the revelation that it is discussing imposing limits on U.S. investments in Chinese companies and financial markets as China vowed to continue opening its markets...

White House weighs limits on U.S. portfolio flows into China

September 27, 2019

Trump administration officials are discussing ways to limit U.S. investors' portfolio flows into China, a move that would have repercussions for billions of dollars in investment pegged to major indexes, according to people familiar with the...

Deutsche Bank to slash workforce by one fifth as part of radical overhaul

July 8, 2019

Deutsche Bank AG unveiled a radical overhaul that will see the lender exit its equities business, post a 2.8 billion-euro ($3.1 billion) second-quarter loss and cut the workforce by a fifth to reverse a slide in profitability. Chief Executive...

Are China trade tensions a concern among your clients?

May 28, 2019

Financial advisers need to be prepared to discuss China with clients, as the country will increasingly play a role in the global economy and will become more of an investment priority, according to a bonds expert. "China matters a lot to the...

Small-cap stocks bear the brunt of trade dispute

May 13, 2019

As the United States and China roll out tariff hikes in an escalating trade war, smaller-company stocks are taking the biggest hit. Contrary to the general belief that smaller companies are more immune to global politics and macroeconomics,...

Saudi Arabia global ranking boosted by ETFs in US, UK

March 19, 2019

Exchange-traded funds in the U.S. and the U.K. focused on Saudi Arabian equities are piling up new money this year, placing the Middle Eastern kingdom high in a global ranking. A London-based ETF and another that trades in New York together...

Gundlach warns stocks don't always go up in the long run

March 13, 2019

Japan may hold the key to why decades-long stock rallies are not a sure bet. Or at least so says Jeffrey Gundlach, chief investment officer at DoubleLine Capital. The billionaire money manager used the firm's Total Return Bond Fund webcast to...

Morgan Stanley says market is overpricing Goldilocks scenario

March 12, 2019

It's possible that global economic growth will stabilize while inflationary pressure remains absent and the top central banks stay on hold for the next 24 months. But that scenario is being overpriced by the markets, according to Morgan Stanley....

March 9, 2009: Financial advisers share lessons, scars from rock bottom

February 28, 2019

For those working in the financial services industry 10 years ago, memories of the financial crisis are often bookended by the March 9, 2009 bottom, when the S&P 500 Index halted its 17-month freefall for a 56.8% decline from the Oct. 9, 2007...

UBS prepares for impact of massive $5 billion fine

February 22, 2019

UBS Group AG Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti said the bank will prioritize protecting its dividends if it can't get out of paying a massive fine imposed in a French tax-evasion case. "We need to consider our business outlook, including...

Stock pickers are excited as passive funds shed $16 billion

February 8, 2019

For stock pickers, it's the dream that will never die: An aging bull market prone to violent dislocations will revive their fortunes as they buy overlooked winners and snub losers. Things haven't gone according to plan over the years as the...

International investments bring a unique twist — foreign taxes

January 17, 2019

Allocating part of an investment portfolio to non-U.S. stocks may be a good diversification tool, but it can also create unwelcome tax headaches. In particular, your clients may find themselves having to navigate the unfamiliar land of foreign...

Morningstar says investors rushed the exits in 2018

January 17, 2019

Investors ran for cover in 2018, according to the latest data from Morningstar showing last year's level of net inflows into U.S. mutual funds. Net inflows into ETFs were the lowest since 2008. In a year that saw the S&P 500 Index finish down...

Garrett Planning Network expanding to India

January 14, 2019

The Garrett Planning Network, which promotes making financial planning available to the masses by charging hourly fees, is slated to launch a version of the network in India early this year. While fee-based advice is just catching on in the...

Emerging-market rally suddenly seems possible

January 14, 2019

It's a measure of how quickly the climate has changed for emerging markets that this week's interest-rate decision in Turkey, an event that would have had traders on tenterhooks six months ago, is being anticipated with a virtual shrug. Far...

Vanguard recommends investors increase non-U.S. holdings to 40%

January 11, 2019

Investors should put about 40% of their portfolios in non-U.S. stocks and bonds to diversify their holdings, according to top executives at Vanguard Group, the fund giant that manages $4.9 trillion. Global stock markets are likely to outperform...

Fed hikes are rare when stocks are this battered

December 18, 2018

Donald Trump's hectoring aside, it's exceedingly rare the Federal Reserve raises interest rates when stocks are behaving this badly. In fact, were policymakers to follow through with their widely expected hike Wednesday, it would be the first...

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