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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

FTSE announces first emerging markets indexes with China A shares exposure

May 26, 2015

FTSE Tuesday announced the launch of two “transitional indexes” allowing institutional investors to add an initial increment of China A shares exposure to their emerging markets benchmarks. A London-based FTSE spokeswoman said the FTSE Emerging...

When investing in emerging-markets economies, stock picking beats indexed exposure

May 24, 2015

Investing in emerging-markets economies is less about why than about how and where. Publicly traded companies in the emerging markets with a market capitalization of at least $300 million are represented by more than 6,000 stocks. That compares...

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...

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....

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...

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...

When the White House starts giving investment advice, we're all in trouble

March 28, 2014

When the White House starts dishing out advice about investing in the global equity markets, apparently short-sellers don't listen. And why should they? On March 18, press secretary Jay Carney said that the only investments worth making in Russian...

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...

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...

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...

Unprecedented demand for ETF tracking Chinese stocks

November 26, 2014

The largest U.S. ETF that tracks mainland Chinese stocks has jumped to a record premium to its underlying assets as unprecedented demand forces fund manager Deutsche Bank AG to all but stop taking in new money. The $646 million Deutsche X-trackers...

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