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Egypt an oil price powder keg? Not likely, says global fund manager

February 2, 2011

From a fixed-income perspective, the ongoing unrest in Egypt should not rattle investors, according to Sara Zervos, head of the global debt team at OppenheimerFunds. Ms. Zervos, who manages more than $13 billion in global fixed-income assets,...

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...

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...

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...

Scenes from Greece

May 5, 2010

Riot police stand behind a burning roadblock in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, today. Deadly riots over harsh new austerity measures engulfed the streets of Athens on Wednesday, and three people were killed as angry protesters...

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,”...

Fidelity unveils online international stock trading

October 25, 2009

Fidelity Investments, jumping on growing demand from investors for higher returns and diversification through international stock trading, is making it easier for independent advisers, brokers and direct retail investors to access overseas markets...

Japan quake to trigger global sell-off?

March 16, 2011

The tragic, unpredictable events playing out in Japan are leaving money managers and market watchers at odds over whether the financial markets are becoming more attractive or more risky. “We think after a disaster like this, it's typical...

Nikkei plunge an ‘overreaction,' Oakmark managers say

March 15, 2011

The precipitous drop in the Japanese stock market could be a buying opportunity, according to David Herro and Robert Taylor, portfolio managers of the popular Oakmark International fund. "We believe a buying opportunity may be created when select...

El-Erian: 'Japan can navigate this'

March 15, 2011

Japanese investors will repatriate funds as the nation seeks to recover from its strongest earthquake on record, said Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer at Pacific Investment Management Co. “We know that inflation will spike because...

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...

Soros blames Germany for 'endangering' euro

June 23, 2010

Germany “is the main protagonist” in the euro's crisis and risks inflicting deflation on the European Union because of its insistence on budget austerity, billionaire investor George Soros said. “As the strongest and most creditworthy...

Global institutional investors take heart

July 23, 2008

Confidence among global institutional investors rose this month, but was weak on the home front, according to the State Street Global Markets Global Investor Confidence Index. Confidence among institutional investors rose by 3.6 points to 82.6,...

Investors pull back, fearing China on the verge of a stumble

February 7, 2010

China's economic engine powers on, but some consultants and managers are becoming more cautious about investing in the Asian giant — at least in the short term. The long-term prospects for China remain solid, they said. But in the next year,...

Top money managers see sun rising on Japan

February 7, 2010

Money managers and advisers have spent their careers avoiding Japanese stocks. But now, some prominent stock pickers, including BlackRock Inc., First Eagle Investment Management LLC, Thornburg Investment Management Inc. and Wasatch Advisors...

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...

David Kelly on the week ahead: Fundamentals and a wall of worry

June 14, 2010

The last seven weeks have seen a significant correction in the stock market, along with a surge in stock market volatility. The market's problems appear to be partly a reflection of genuine fears about the European debt crisis and partly the...

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