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Making sense of China's huge stock market selloff

January 6, 2016

Chinese investors have been agitated by domestic authorities' proposal to implement the so-called “circuit breaker,” a mechanism designed to halt trading if stock prices gyrate too wildly in both directions. Investors collectively responded...

Greece's latest problem is the IMF

July 15, 2015

The IMF is throwing a wrench into the Greek bailout works. This doesn't look good. Setting off a political earthquake in Europe Could China be dragging the entire world into a recession? Morgan Stanley thinks so. 'The next global recession will...

The foreign investment tax advisers should pay attention to

December 2, 2015

Advisers could be missing out on a way to maximize returns on their clients' foreign investments. Americans investing in non-U.S. stocks could be earning less of a return than they'd otherwise get due to taxes some foreign governments levy on...

Don't let currencies bite you when investing in international equities

November 11, 2015

For U.S. investors, the case for international equity investing remains compelling in spite of all the market turmoil of the last few years. The reasons are well-rehearsed: about two-thirds of the global equity market by capitalization is outside...

Volatility, rates, currencies bolster case for allocation to global high yield

October 26, 2015

Chalk it up to human nature, but many investors tend to shy away from ostensibly riskier asset classes when market gyrations, currency fluctuations and interest-rate anxiety dominate the headlines. In other words, times like these. Yet the same...

Phony adviser convicted for conning a real adviser out of $11.3 million

May 21, 2015

A con-man to the stars, who was masquerading as a financial adviser, has been found guilty of wire fraud and money laundering related to $11.3 million he conned out of another financial adviser. Busted while pretending to represent Carlos Slim...

How to position fixed-income portfolios for rising rates and volatility

September 28, 2015

Even though the Federal Reserve declined to hike interest rates earlier this month, we still believe rates will rise modestly in late 2015 and proceed at a moderate pace thereafter. Given this backdrop, advisers are wondering how best to position...

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...

The market's zero-to-hero story

July 24, 2015

Financials are in the right place at the right time. Finally. A “zero-to-hero” story that has been years in the making Those Puerto Rican funds might just be more trouble than they're worth. UBS is swallowing a tough pill. The specter of...

Three-year-old ETF becomes only game in town for investors hoping to play Greece volatility

July 3, 2015

For Greek stock speculators, a three-year- old security listed in the U.S. was just about the only game in town this week. The Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF traded a record 14 million shares over three days, plunging 19% on Monday and then regaining...

Russia and the energy-stock short-sale question

March 25, 2014

Regarding Russia, is it time to start shorting oil and gas stocks? Keep in mind, we're talking about an economy built precariously on exporting massive amounts of raw materials to foreign buyers. It's complicated Here's what could happen to...

Emerging-markets debt market offers more than yield

May 24, 2015

In the wake of the global financial crisis, financial advisers have been faced with the unenviable task of generating income and attractive returns for their clients in a world where yields on many fixed-income securities have been at or near...

Good or bad, jobs report could roil the markets, investors

May 8, 2015

Today is the day for the big jobs report everyone's been waiting for. Good or bad, the report could jolt markets. Is bitcoin back? A Bitcoin exchange gets its first stamp of approval from New York We can spend a day (OK, maybe half a day) debating...

Equity markets poised for day two of Fed's no-news rally

September 18, 2014

Stocks are poised for a next-day rally on the Fed's no-news-is-good-news announcement. Status quo is good for stocks, for now. The stock market stays drunk on low rates and a scary-big Fed balance sheet The Fed trips up gold prices, but there's...

Global markets giving a nod to the latest U.S. economic data

November 11, 2013

European equities opened the week on a positive note following the stronger economic data out of the U.S. last week. Keeping an eye on the Fed's tapering plans The latest U.S. data is also helping to support the strength of the dollar. Holding...

Advisers, pay attention to home-country bias in 401(k) menus

August 31, 2015

401(k) plan participants who invest on their own, and without professional asset allocation services provided by products such as target-date funds or managed accounts, tend to allocate more heavily to domestic than international equity funds....

How much China is in your fund?

August 17, 2015

While the Chinese economy grew 7.0% in the second quarter, signs of slower growth in July and actions by the Chinese government to devalue the yuan have caused investor concerns. Many investors obtain direct exposure to China through diversified...

Back to the future: The Japanification of Europe?

March 3, 2015

Mention Japan to an economist and she'll tell you about deflation, debt crises, demographic pressures and decades lost in economic stagnation. In fact, the ingredients of every policymaker's nightmare scenario and the situation Eurozone monetary...

Fund unloads China stocks but finds value in shares listed in Hong Kong, New York

July 15, 2015

Years investing in China's stock market have taught Garry Laurence that extreme volatility creates opportunities. Lately, he says, they've all been opportunities to sell. The Sydney-based money manager, who helps oversee about $25 billion at...

Alibaba eligible for MSCI equity indexes as Russia snubbed

January 18, 2015

MSCI Inc. (MSCI) will allow some companies with overseas stock-market listings in its equity indexes, opening the door to China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) while excluding Russian firms amid economic sanctions. Companies with listings...

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