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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...

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...

Vanguard targeting overseas market with active funds

July 28, 2017

Walking through Vanguard Group's headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania is a lesson in naval history. Paintings of the 18th-century ship that inspired the company's name jostle with seascapes and a framed letter from legendary British Admiral...

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...

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...

China equity exposure, already big in some funds, expected to increase in 2016

November 16, 2015

Shareholders of large emerging-markets exchange-traded funds and mutual funds already have significant exposure to China, but the weightings will likely rise in 2016. MSCI announced last week that it would include nearly two-dozen foreign listed...

We're grexhausted … leave the euro already

June 29, 2015

If you weren't already exhausted by the constant stream of headlines regarding Greece's inability to meet its financial obligations, you should be now. After more than five years of negotiations, deals, posturing and extensions, the situation...

Finding hidden gems in global small caps

June 2, 2015

As advisers consider where they can source potential growth for clients' portfolios, one overlooked asset class is global small-cap equities. Despite U.S. investors' being very comfortable with international investing, small-cap companies (market...

Stocks in Europe, Asia might be just getting started

April 28, 2015

The first quarter was generally lackluster for U.S. equity markets as measured by the major indexes. U.S. bonds and stocks returned little, as we watched the European Central Bank's quantitative easing (European-style) light up the returns there....

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...

Japan market opportunity: Hidden in plain sight

August 26, 2015

Positive investment news continues to come out of Japan, including strong corporate profits, the end of crippling deflation, a rising stock market and a new corporate governance code that is making Japan a more investor-friendly destination...

Market reaction to Greece doesn't signal end of bull market

July 1, 2015

With Monday's blog and Street$marts being on the long side, I decided to wait a day to offer commentary on how the markets' reaction to the impending default, bank closure, referendum, etc., in Greece would impact the new month and quarter....

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...

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...

BlackRock sees bumpy road for China

April 22, 2012

China faces increasing challenges in maintaining its above-average growth rates, according to a BlackRock Inc. report. “China's old playbook of "invest and grow' no longer works so well,” BlackRock analysts wrote in a report that the money...

Looking for investment value across the globe

January 21, 2015

Whenever we're asked for an outlook, we're always reminded of the words of our founder, Sir John Templeton: “I never ask if the market is going to go up or down because I don't know, and, besides, it doesn't matter. I search nation after nation...

Famed investor Platt wouldn't touch this asset class 'with a barge pole'

December 15, 2011

Michael Platt, the founder of the $30 billion hedge fund BlueCrest Capital Management LLP, said most of the banks in Europe are insolvent and the situation will worsen in 2012 as the region's debt crisis accelerates. “I do not take any exposure...

Developed-market currency concern taking center stage

September 25, 2011

More institutions are taking cover as uncertainty surrounding the euro is putting developed-market currency risk at center stage of global investment portfolios, including equities strategies. “Historically, equities managers have been less...

Japanese stocks may have hit bottom after earthquake

May 29, 2011

The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Japan is likely to leave buying opportunities in its aftermath — even as certain economic indicators point in the opposite direction. “We haven't seen Japanese stocks this cheap in a long time,”...

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