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Barton Biggs ‘not panicked,' not selling over Egypt riots

February 1, 2011

Barton Biggs, who recommended buying U.S. stocks when the Standard & Poor's 500 Index started rallying in 2009, said riots in Egypt are no reason to sell. The S&P 500 slumped 1.8 percent on Jan. 28, the most in five months, after intensifying...

Advisers: Clients not spooked by Egypt — yet

January 31, 2011

While Americans in Egypt evacuate with help from the U.S. Embassy, financial advisers are considering whether to keep investments in the embattled nation — and the rest of the Middle East — or get out. Some investors have already begun exiting....

Coming attractions? Japan could go bust after credit rate cut

January 27, 2011

Japan's credit rating was cut for the first time in nine years by Standard & Poor's as persistent deflation and political gridlock undermine efforts to reduce a 943 trillion yen ($11 trillion) debt burden. The world's most indebted nation is...

Africa pure plays emerging for retail audience

January 23, 2011

Africa is emerging as the last great investment frontier, described by the press as a “gold rush” and a “bonanza.” Growing investor interest and the evolution of the region's financial infrastructure have resulted in more investment...

Top fund managers place overseas bets

January 23, 2011

Even after global stocks rallied 10% last year, valuations around the world fell the most in a decade, leaving companies in Norway, Italy and Mexico the cheapest and most attractive of all. The average price-earnings ratio of global equities...

Stattman: Will BRICs lay an egg?

January 21, 2011

Boss of BlackRock's Global Allocation Fund discusses the rising valuations of emerging-markets stocks

How to ‘backdoor’ emerging markets in 2011

January 4, 2011

Emerging markets remain red-hot among investors, but rather than just making a broad sector bet, advisers should look for specific and strategic exposure to these economies as a way to minimize risk and take advantage of sweet deals. For example,...

Improved consumer spending seen fueling expansion

January 2, 2011

The U.S. consumer will likely be a force to be reckoned with in 2011. Despite punishingly high unemployment, lingering global economic turmoil and endless bickering on Capitol Hill, U.S. consumers appear ready to shoulder the hefty 70% share...

Debt drama: Advisers forced to confront eurozone woes

December 5, 2010

For financial advisers and money managers, the latest twist in the eurozone's deepening debt drama — Ireland's $116 billion rescue package — is a stark reminder to remain nimble-footed with regard to exposure to foreign debt. “We're worried...

Irish bailout bad for euro, ‘peripheral Europe’ debt, says ING’s Diaz

December 1, 2010

The European Union’s $116 billion bailout of Ireland’s largest banks is the latest reason to avoid exposure to the euro, as well as to sovereign debt from “peripheral Europe,” according to Chris Diaz, manager of the $525 million ING...

Investors wait for European ‘rescue' to save Ireland

November 30, 2010

The global financial markets are still trying to regain some stable footing following the $116 billion bailout of some of Ireland's largest banks. The Irish rescue package delivered by European governments, first announced over the weekend,...

Going global? Try U.S. stocks, says FPA Perennial’s Ende

October 11, 2010

Investors looking for more exposure to global markets can increasingly look to U.S. stocks, according to Eric Ende, manager of the FPA Perennial Fund Ticker:(FPPFX). In a concentrated portfolio of 30 U.S.-domiciled companies, 37% of sales last...

Bill Gross: Two countries with better investment prospects than the U.S.

October 4, 2010

Bill Gross, manager of the world’s biggest bond fund, said developing economies such as Brazil and South Korea offer attractive investment opportunities as growth in developed markets including the U.S. has slowed. Brazil offers real interest...

Mobius talks Turkey: Best bet in emerging Europe

September 30, 2010

Templeton Asset Management Ltd. plans to invest $250 million in Turkish equities very soon, as the country's stocks are by far the most attractive among emerging European countries, Mark Mobius said. “Just this month we will be putting another...

Are emerging markets already overhyped?

September 30, 2010

Emerging markets are attracting more money from share offerings than industrialized nations this quarter for the first time in at least a decade as companies from Brazil to China complete record sales. Companies from Petroleo Brasileiro SA to...

Solid growth ahead, MSSB predicts

September 28, 2010

The following is an excerpt from the global monthly market commentary by the Global Investment Committee at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for September. For the last several months, the markets have been behaving as though the global economy were...

Eaton Vance closes popular macro fund

September 27, 2010

Eaton Vance Corp. will stop accepting deposits from new customers in a global fund that seeks gains from broad economic trends after assets increased more than sixfold this year. Eaton Vance Global Macro Absolute Return Fund, which opened in...

Peter Schiff: Why it's time to dump most U.S. stocks

September 12, 2010

Stocks are widely believed to provide inflation protection since factories, equipment and inventories rise in value as prices generally increase. Historically, stocks have in fact tended to rise with inflation rates, but too much inflation has...

Rudolph-Riad Younes on the Current Disequilibrium

August 27, 2010

The head of international equities at Artio Global Investors explains why it will take some time for the world's economies to pull themselves out of the current slump -- and why gold and emerging markets offer opportunities in the meantime.

Investors shedding equities at 2008 levels

August 17, 2010

Asset allocators cut their holdings of U.S. equities this month to levels not seen since 2008 amid concern that the world's largest economy may be weakening, a BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research survey showed. A net 14 percent of respondents,...

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