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Credit raters get no respect, no respect at all

December 17, 2012

The global bond market disagreed with Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's more often than not this year when the companies told investors that governments were becoming safer or more risky. Yields on sovereign securities moved in...

Suddenly, scores of emerging-market funds are emerging

November 5, 2012

Calvert Investments has jumped on the emerging-markets bandwagon with the help of U.K.-based Hermes Fund Managers Ltd. Launched Oct. 31, the Calvert Emerging Markets Equity Fund Ticker:(CVMAX), will apply socially conscious investing screens...

Fiscal cliff notes: Investors blind to 'negative surprise,' says BlackRock

October 8, 2012

If Washington powerbrokers don't address the so-called fiscal cliff, the economy could be driven back into a recession, according to analysts at BlackRock. In a report released today, Blackrock Inc. says the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes...

What keeps institutional investors up at night?

September 26, 2012

The bad news coming out of Europe has slowed to a trickle over the past couple months, but institutional investors don't expect the good times to last. Seven out of 10 institutional investors cited fallout from Europe's sovereign-debt crisis...

Money managers are avoiding Mideast as turmoil spreads

September 23, 2012

As anti-American protests spread across the Mideast last week, financial advisers in the United States say that the uprisings only confirm existing biases toward domestic investing. “I'm not real comfortable with much outside the U.S. right...

Money managers avoiding Mideast — except one country

September 17, 2012

As anti-American protests spread across the Mideast — sparked by a 14-minute clip on YouTube — financial advisers here in the U.S. say the uprising only confirms existing biases toward domestic investing. The unrest also has cemented the...

Advisers stick to global-diversification guns despite turmoil

September 11, 2012

Advisers are still committed to global portfolio diversification — and have a wider variety of financial products from which to choose — but they have to contend with reluctance among clients spooked by headlines about turmoil overseas,...

Greece still in ICU, but European debt a good bet

September 5, 2012

Reports of the latest rescue effort by the European Central Bank could be a bullish sign for certain European sovereign debt, according to Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist of fixed income at Prudential Financial Inc., which manages $270...

Goldman's 'MIST' is now topping 'BRICs'

August 7, 2012

Jim O'Neill ushered in a decade-long investment boom in 2001 when he coined the term BRICs for the largest emerging markets. This year, a lesser-known acronym that the Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman is helping to popularize has taken...

Are European stocks a good value?

July 31, 2012

European stock markets overall have fallen this year and plunged by over 20% during the past 12 months, measured in dollar terms using either the MSCI Euro or Euro Stoxx 50 indexes. At the same time, U.S. stocks have posted solid gains. While...

Go global, young man

July 15, 2012

Low U.S. interest rates might be shrinking profit margins at clearing firms, but the biggest players in the industry are investing for the future. And the future is in global securities markets. “The U.S. used to represent 70% to 80% of the...

Video: Why the housing market could be a big surprise

July 10, 2012

In his July market report, Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial Network LLP, says the housing market has the potential to provide the beleaguered U.S. economy with a "real chance for an outside surprise." He notes...

BRICs a slam-dunk, say stock pickers

July 3, 2012

The biggest emerging markets are contributing more than ever to the global economy as their proportion of the world stock market shrinks, leaving investors with the widest valuation gap in seven years. Brazil, Russia, India and China, known...

Europe's impact on emerging markets is 'pervasive'

June 22, 2012

It was a safe bet that any session at this week's Morningstar Inc. conference labeled as a "global bond perspective” was going to include a heavy emphasis on Europe, and the presenters did not disappoint. "I think Europe muddles along and...

Video: How Europe's turmoil can indirectly help the U.S.

June 19, 2012

In his June market report, Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial Network LLP, says that the turmoil in Europe only has a limited direct negative impact on the U.S. economy because direct financial exposure to Europe...

JP Morgan: Dodging the Greek bullet

June 19, 2012

The week ahead should be a busy one for financial markets as policy makers react to the results of the Greek election, the Federal Reserve considers further easing measures and investors ponder the pace of expansion in the U.S. and global economies....

Greek vote seen as positive, but investors still negative

June 18, 2012

The European markets are following the predictable adage of buying on the rumor and selling on the news after yesterday's elections in Greece. On the heals of a rally leading up to the elections, which was won by the party most likely to embrace...

Gung ho Ken Fisher placing big bets on China

June 17, 2012

Billionaire Ken Fisher, who bought Chinese stocks as they rallied from a 21/2 year low in the fourth quarter, said that such shares will beat global equities as the government takes further steps to boost growth. China, which on June 10 announced...

MSSB: How Greece can roil Europe and the U.S.

June 15, 2012

There are at least three channels through which Greece's troubles could spread throughout the Euro Zone. First, there is the European banking system, which has exposure to Greek sovereign and corporate debt. Significant losses on the debt could...

Double whammy in Europe eyed by U.S. investors

June 14, 2012

Europe's evolving debt crisis continues to overshadow most of the economic data and news coming out of the U.S., thus leaving investors in a state of wait-and-see, according to market watchers. Thursday's Italian bond auction was the most recent...

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