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CFAs worry about derivatives

March 13, 2011

The disclosure and use of financial derivatives by financial firms is the biggest concern of the nation's leading financial analysts. In a survey of its members conducted in January, the CFA Institute found that 23% of more than 5,700 respondents...

Buffett's derivatives bets pay off

August 3, 2013

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) said second-quarter profit climbed 46 percent on Chairman Warren Buffett's derivative bets and gains at the company's railroad. Net income rose to $4.54 billion, or $2,763 a share, from $3.11 billion, or $1,882,...

Treasury unveils bill to reform derivatives on OTC

August 16, 2009

The Department of the Treasury last Tuesday sent to Capitol Hill the final piece of its financial regulatory reform legislation, a 115-page bill aimed at reforming regulation of over-the-counter derivatives. “These markets have largely gone...

Frank: Congress to clamp down on derivatives

July 10, 2009

The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says that Congress will substantially increase the power of government regulators to monitor derivatives, a type of financial instrument that contributed to the U.S. economic turmoil. Rep....

Treasury asks for control of derivatives market

May 14, 2009

The Obama administration is asking Congress to extend its oversight of the financial system to include the shadowy market of derivatives, the kind of complex financial instruments that helped catapult the world into an economic crisis. In a...

Tax reform of financial products?

February 24, 2013

The House Ways and Means Committee has released a draft proposal for sweeping reform of tax laws dealing with financial products. Most of the proposals might be too complex or unfair to become law. Financial derivatives no longer would generate...

Advisers feeling more secure about unsecured notes

December 13, 2012

If the Fed's ongoing low-interest-rate policy has accomplished nothing else, it has at least given the structured products industry some new talking points for financial advisers and their clients. Apparently, the unsecured debt instruments...

Mobius: Another crisis is 'around the corner'

June 5, 2011

Another financial crisis is inevitable, according to Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's emerging-markets group. “There is definitely going to be another financial crisis around the corner because we haven't solved...

Options on exchange-traded funds gain in popularity

November 21, 2010

Some say that the only thing growing faster than the nearly $1 trillion exchange-traded-fund market is the use of options on those nearly 1,000 funds. That may be a slight exaggeration, but it does underscore a trend. “In a volatile, but low,...

Regulator faults Wall Street banks on derivatives

March 11, 2010

Wall Street banks are seeking exemptions to proposed new financial derivatives rules that could shield more than half the trades that should be subject to disclosure, a federal regulator said Thursday. The chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading...

Regs for swaps, other derivatives debated

February 5, 2009

Regulators and members of the futures industry convened before the House Agriculture Committee this week to debate the regulation of credit default swaps and other derivatives. The Feb. 3-4 legislative meeting was the first in the new year to...

Bitcoin futures debut with 26% rally

December 11, 2017

Bitcoin has landed on Wall Street. Futures on the world's most popular cryptocurrency surged as much as 26 percent in their debut session on Cboe Global Markets Inc.'s exchange, triggering two temporary trading halts designed to calm the market....

3 allocation strategies that can help clients navigate through volatility

September 25, 2015

There are many environments in which investment accounts can, for the most part, succeed by using a traditional asset allocation model. This typically includes a mix of global and U.S. stocks, bonds and, perhaps, an alternative. This portfolio...

Wall Street figuring out how to hedge against a Donald Trump presidency

June 16, 2016

Wall Street investors are working on how to position their portfolios for a potential Donald Trump presidency. And, equal time: they're also doing the same thing for Hillary Clinton. Focusing on the Mexican peso, pharmaceutical and bank stocks....

SEC warns brokerages to monitor risky products better

August 25, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission is warning brokerages to better monitor the sales of risky complex investments to retail clients. In an alert issued Monday, the agency said an analysis of 26,600 transactions totaling $1.25 billion of...

Credit Suisse: Low U.S. stock volatility may be calm before storm

June 12, 2015

Relative calm in U.S. stock trading is an indication that the current bull market may end with a bubble, according to Andrew Garthwaite, a global equity strategist at Credit Suisse Group AG. In a report on Thursday, Mr. Garthwaite compared the...

Stock-index futures flat as investors pause after another record

November 11, 2014

Stock-index futures were little changed, as investors weighed equity valuations after benchmarks closed at a fourth straight record. Futures on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index (SPX) expiring in December rose 0.1% to 2,036.1 at 6:12 a.m. in New...

Why managed futures aren't getting the job done

September 14, 2014

Most advisers got involved in managed futures after stocks performed poorly in 2008. But they walked right into another poor market environment, this time for managed futures themselves. While they don't make the headlines as much, managed futures...

How to spot the bear market in stocks, from LPL Financial's Kleintop

May 14, 2014

Here's how to spot the bear market in stocks. Bear market won't come until the yield curve says so: Kleintop Money manager Paul Schatz wonders if there is something dark and dangerous lurking in the bond market. The challenges of an intermediate-term...

Beyond black box investing: Fund uses database four times the size of Wikipedia

December 26, 2013

The BlackRock Global Long/Short Equity Fund is a computer nerd's dream and, with its ability to zig when the rest of the market zags, a potentially valuable addition to a portfolio. The $370 million fund (BDMAX), which turned one-year old Dec....

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