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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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