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Amid global turmoil, bond managers' patience is tested
Delaware Investments co-CIO says biggest focus is on the economy and interest rates.
Giddy markets continue to look blissfully past mounting geopolitical unrest
Breakfast with Benjamin: Looking past all the geopolitical risk. Plus: U.S. investors finally start diversifying overseas, what's not to like about a marijuana ETF, how the Millennial generation slept through the bull market run, and a tribute to a fund industry critic.
An in-depth talk with Jeffrey Gundlach
Bond guru addresses a wide range of issues, from low volatility to interest rate risk.
Global consumer confidence soars
Plus: Credit Suisse exits the commodities trading business, Allianz stands by Bill Gross, silver has a golden summer run, three taxes we can all dislike together, and don't let tourist scams rain on your vacation
Fixed-income ETFs continue to build off 2014's fast start
Bond markets continued to build off Q1 2014's fast start, and bond fund groups of all stripes did well; from Treasuries to emerging markets and from corporates to munis—seemingly everyone had a fantastic quarter. All of this came as the U.S. economy faced mixed results in the quarter's data: Q1 GDP
The bond market is beginning to look like a textbook definition of a bubble
Mispricing of risk in the bond market is alive and well, and investors must beware of duration risk above all.
Investors getting scared of junk bonds
High-yield bond funds suffer major withdrawals; Pimco ETF loses most money ever.
Junk-bond investors are jumping ship
Breakfast with Benjamin: What's up with junk bond investors? Plus: Four sorry years of Dodd-Frank, ignore the Fed's warnings at your own risk, mathematical excuses for sluggish wage growth, and it's not too late for a mid-year portfolio checkup.
Global markets feeling pressure from increased geopolitical risks
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, global markets feel the pressure of an uptick in geopolitical risk, as oil prices move higher. Plus notes on where to go when volatility rises, and more.
Pimco performance stats refute Gross' 'turnaround' statement
Underlying risk metrics suggest the Pimco Total Return Fund continues to have a tough time beating competitors.
BlackRock says it's making inroads with wirehouses and RIAs
BlackRock, fielding question on rival Vanguard, says it's best suited to educate the market about the power of ETFs.
CEO cussing is now a gosh darn market indicator
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, learn about an odd new market indicator, the implications of ongoing investor optimism and much more.
Retirement savers' fund fees move lower: ICI
A trade group's study says tough competition between fund managers is driving fees in 401(k) plans lower — but investors still may not be getting a good deal.
The downsides of laddered bond portfolios
We think investors who build laddered portfolios to protect against rising rates will be disappointed — by locking in low yields with traditional ladders or by hidden risks of higher-yielding ladders. In our view, actively managed portfolios are better able to take advantage of changing markets.
Markets brace for the Fed's big talk about normalization
Plus: Individual investors zig as professionals zag, hedging the U.S. market by going global, Citigroup in the spotlight, and futbol mania
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