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Alternative strategies prove their worth as stocks turn bearish

December 7, 2018

As stock market volatility returns in earnest, investors who have waited patiently in alternative investments are starting to reap some of the benefits. Though liquid alternative mutual fund categories have generally been out of favor against...

Mega-multifamily offices Glenmede and London-based Stonehage Fleming tie the knot

November 14, 2018

Two of the world's biggest multifamily offices are forming an alliance. Glenmede, based in Philadelphia, and London-based Stonehage Fleming struck a deal to offer investment, trust and family office services to each other's clients on their...

Slow down! Lessons from a flash crash

September 8, 2018

A little over three years ago — Aug. 24, 2015 — the S&P 500 plunged 5.3% in just a few minutes. The flash crash spooked stock investors, but it was particularly terrifying for investors in exchange-traded funds: iShares Select Dividend ETF...

Advisers take a short-term view of trade skirmishes

June 29, 2018

Heading into a week that includes the July Fourth celebration, it would be easy to overlook or ignore the impact of a potential trade war between the United States and several global trading partners. But savvy financial advisers are paying...

Volatile trading in first half upends expectations

June 29, 2018

The half that began with "melt-up" euphoria ended with melt-down fear. Investors breezed into 2018 expecting to pick up easy returns from steadily rising asset prices. Instead, they're nursing losses on bets that had delivered the biggest gains...

International funds continue to disappoint

June 1, 2018

International investors' long national nightmare hasn't ended — but if you're looking for a good entry point for relatively cheap stocks, it couldn't hurt to look abroad. For the past decade, international stocks have been a disappointment...

Smartphones, emerging markets are pockets of value in today's market

May 23, 2018

Worried about rising volatility and the potential end of the bull market? Look no farther than your cellphone. A panel of three experts at the Investment Company Institute's general membership meeting in Washington agreed that sooner or later...

Top-performing junk bond fund moves out of junk

April 30, 2018

One of the world's best high-yield bond investors is getting nervous about the riskier parts of the debt markets. The Absalon Global High Yield fund, which beat 97% of its peers in 2017, isn't now "actively investing in CCC credits due to poor...

Boring stocks outperforming by most in two years

April 12, 2018

Investors are learning to love boring. ​ From trade tensions and missiles to election meddling and economic misses, a world awash in uncertainty is playing out in dizzying financial markets. For emerging-market and European equity investors...

U.S. target-date funds have strong home-country equity bias

April 10, 2018

Target-date funds generally still have a strong U.S. equity bias, according to a Mercer target-date report released Monday. The consulting firm's survey covered 68 off-the-shelf mutual fund and collective investment trust target-date series....

To invest during a trade war, think local and think small

April 9, 2018

How do you invest for a trade war? The current consensus, at least as measured by ETF returns, is to think U.S. and to think small. President Donald J. Trump fired the first salvo on trade March 9 when he announced $25 billion in tariffs on...

Rise of Puerto Rico bonds has investors' minds blown

April 3, 2018

Of all the wild, head-scratching moves in financial markets this year, there are few that have surprised investors quite as much as the rally in defaulted Puerto Rico bonds. "It just blows my mind," said Matt Dalton, chief executive officer...

ETFs see outflows for first time since 2016

March 28, 2018

Exchange-traded funds saw net outflows in February, the first monthly exodus since 2016, according to Cerulli Associates. As Standard & Poor's 500 stock index dropped 3.69% last month, investors dropped domestic stock ETFs like an annoyed cobra,...

David Herro on the best opportunities in international investing

March 22, 2018

David Herro, chief investment officer for international equities at Harris Associates, has been a manager of the $47 billion Oakmark International fund (OAKIX) since 1992. He won Morningstar's International Stock Fund Manager of the Year in...

How a strong or weak dollar affects investment returns

January 26, 2018

Among the many things advisers have to worry about, the direction of the U.S. dollar on foreign currency exchanges typically ranks somewhere between where to go out to dinner next Tuesday and how often to floss your teeth. But the dollar's moves...

How to invest in frontier markets

September 6, 2017

In the normal course of a bull market, investors push up shares of big, stable companies. As those prices get steeper, they send mid-cap stocks soaring and then, before you know it, a small-cap ant farm supplier is the top-performing stock of...

Bulls see room to run after 8-month gain in emerging markets

September 1, 2017

You have to go back to 2004 for the last time emerging-market stocks racked up a longer series of monthly gains. And bulls say the good times should keep going. Mark Mobius of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Alejo Czerwonko at UBS Wealth Management...

Wall Street veterans signal warning on emerging market risks

August 28, 2017

More investors are joining the cast of Wall Street veterans from Jeff Gundlach to Ray Dalio in warning that risky assets are overvalued. They point to rising global turmoil underscored by the recent terrorist attacks in Barcelona and the racially...

Mutual fund class of 2016 gets boost from international investments

August 18, 2017

The mutual fund class of 2016 — those that made their debut last year — has a certain worldly air about it that has helped performance this year. Morningstar's database lists 327 mutual funds and 246 exchange-traded funds launched in 2016....

How advisers can better communicate the risks and rewards of investing in emerging markets

August 17, 2017

Senior columnist John Waggoner discusses how financial advisers can help clients better understand the advantages of having exposure to emerging markets and the increased volatility that often comes along with investing in them.

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