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Investors push rate-hike forecast out to late 2015

October 28, 2014

Investors eyeing recent global economic and political turmoil are expressing doubt about forecasts from Federal Reserve officials — and most Wall Street economists — that the Fed will begin to lift its benchmark interest rates in mid-2015....

Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains

October 15, 2014

The S&P 500 wiped out its gains for the year Wednesday as banks sank after reporting earnings while a drop in retail sales reignited concern about the economy and a second health worker in Texas caught Ebola. KeyCorp retreated 8.9%, the biggest...

These ETFs are winning in the Pimco Total Return Fund derby

October 8, 2014

An exchange-traded fund horserace is under way and the purse — courtesy of the Pimco Total Return Fund's (PTTAX) outflows — is $23.5 billion and growing. Fixed-income ETFs hauled in $7.5 billion last week, which was $6.5 billion more than...

BlackRock money market funds refuse to lose value

September 13, 2014

Basically the worst thing that can happen to you in this life is: You put $10,000 into a money market fund, but then later find out that you only have $9,999. I mean, that's not really the worst thing. Really you just lost a dollar. It's not...

Cash holdings finally getting some respect

August 4, 2014

As the equity markets hover near record highs and volatility starts to climb, financial advisers and money managers are increasingly finding comfort in low-yielding cash positions. “Right now, prices are so high you're not getting nearly as...

The Fed is now fretting about wage growth and surprise inflation

July 24, 2014

Wage growth could catch the Fed off guard. Despite the upbeat notion of higher pay, this could put inflation worries front and center. 'When the dam breaks, it breaks' The SEC's halfway fix of money funds: Float the net asset value for institutions...

Giddy markets continue to look blissfully past mounting geopolitical unrest

July 23, 2014

Financial markets continue to shrug off geopolitical unrest. But for how long? Global violence and turmoil becomes old hat As U.S. markets get frothy, more Americans invest overseas. Better late than never. Portfolios coming in line with professional...

SEC passes money fund rules – but wait, the buck could still break

July 23, 2014

Many advisers expect that their clients will continue to be able to rely on stable money market funds after the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday passed a slate of reforms that include a broad carve-out for products sold to retail...

Money funds get new restrictions aimed at preventing runs

July 23, 2014

The riskiest money-market mutual funds will be required to abandon their stable, $1-share value and allow their prices to float under rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The rules, approved Wednesday on a 3-2 vote,...

Most investors missed the Dow's early fireworks

July 2, 2014

Today's Breakfast with Benjamin by Mason Braswell The Dow hit new highs, but did you miss the ride? Dow flirts with 17,000, but most people missed the ride. In the latest gender discrimination suit to plague Wall Street, two former Goldman Sachs...

Support eroding for money funds rule as SEC's White pushes vote

June 14, 2014

One year after the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new protections for money-market mutual funds, support is eroding for the agency's plan to rein in the riskiest of them. In recent days, two of the agency's five commissioners have...

Buffett is ready to double down on his wind and solar energy bet

June 10, 2014

Warren Buffett sees his $15 billion wind and solar energy investment as just the beginning. It's chump change to the world's fifth-largest company. ”We're going to keep doing that as far as the eye can see." The European Central Bank's stimulus...

SEC chair says money market reforms coming soon

May 22, 2014

New rules imposing safeguards on money market funds will be out “in the very near term,” SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White said Thursday at an Investment Company Institute conference in Washington. “Staff are intensely focused” on producing...

2014's oddly logical bond market rally

May 19, 2014

This year's surprising bond market rally is really about economic false starts and guarding against rates that never rose. Mohamed El-Erian breaks it down. When interest rates don't rise Both retail and professional investors are getting cautious...

Investors cool to bank loan funds and performance could be a casualty

May 1, 2014

Greater predictability from the Federal Reserve is prompting investors to dump adjustable-rate bank loan funds in search of juicer yields, setting the stage for a potential slide in fund performance, analysts say. After 95 weeks of uninterrupted...

Big asset managers propose new 'retail investor' definition for money-fund reform

October 31, 2013

Several major fund companies are trying to persuade the Securities and Exchange Commission to modify the definition of “retail investor” in the agency's money market reform proposal. The SEC defines a retail investor as one who withdraws...

Investors pour back into money funds after debt deal

October 18, 2013

Investors pumped $8.9 billion into money-market mutual funds Thursday, the first day of deposits in more than two weeks, as an agreement by lawmakers in Washington averted a government default. Money funds that cater to institutions took in...

Fidelity playing catch up with ETFs as chief Johnson remains quiet

October 9, 2013

When Abigail Johnson began her apprenticeship at Fidelity Investments 25 years ago, the firm founded by her grandfather was the nation's biggest mutual fund company, and star manager Peter Lynch was enjoying a performance streak at the Magellan...

Vanguard money funds paying capital gains

September 29, 2013

The Vanguard Group Inc. is paying out short-term capital gains on three of its money market funds, an unprecedented move sparked by the low-interest-rate environment. The company announced short-term capital gains, payable last Tuesday, said...

Annuities changes puzzle advisers

September 24, 2013

Though variable annuities were helpful for the most nervous clients during the financial crisis, advisers admit that insurers still have room for improvement when it comes to this product line. A panel of financial advisers from the Chicago...

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