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UBS to pay $2.9 million to settle investor Puerto Rico claims
Finra orders the firm to pay about $2.9 million to two investors in Puerto Rico closed-end municipal bond funds. Total claims top $1.1 billion.
Go-anywhere bond funds have failed to go anywhere positive over the past year
Breakfast with Benjamin: Nontraditional bond funds that sounded too good to be true are looking like a bust, so far.
Advisers, pay attention to home-country bias in 401(k) menus
Eliminate over-allocations to the U.S. market by encouraging plan sponsors to add international options to menus and explaining diversification benefits to participants.
In hindsight, China's market meltdown wasn't really that bad
Breakfast with Benjamin: Now that the dust has started to settle, China's stock market meltdown doesn't seem all that awful.
Japan market opportunity: Hidden in plain sight
Many American investors are still underinvested in Japan despite the fact that stocks there have the best valuations and fastest earnings growth of any developed market in the world. Here's why.
Fear and greed swamp stocks as volatility spikes
Panic selling off the opening bell leads to investors buying the drop but more losses possible as all eyes focus on China's problems.
Global financial turmoil brings the Fed's plan into focus
Breakfast with Benjamin: Asia's biggest economy is slowing, the Fed is about to kick off an interest rate tightening cycle, and China has just devalued its currency. Is the current market turmoil foreshadowing yet another region-wide bust?
How much China is in your fund?
Many investors obtain direct exposure to China through diversified emerging market mutual funds and ETFs. Do you know your exposure?
Bill Gross tweaks 'shorts of a lifetime' — causing Janus fund to rise
China's Shenzhen Composite Index, having more than doubled in 2015, began declining about a week after the legendary bond manager made a prediction that Chinese stocks were overheated and poised to fall, and it has since plunged about 27%.
DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach says $40 oil is something to worry about
Breakfast with Benjamin DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach believes $40 oil is something investors should be worried about.
Falling commodity prices draw speculators and speculation
Even with crude oil now hovering around $45 a barrel, there is debate over whether it is time to buy or steer clear of the global commodity.
The Fed's rate-hike plan now sees an obstacle in the form of China
Breakfast with Benjamin: China could stand in the way, as their market struggles create a risk of tightening into a slowing global economy.
China in the bull shop
As China sorts through a serious market plunge and economic contraction, overexposure can slice into gains
China's stock market freefall has only just begun
Breakfast with Benjamin China's stock market rout is being described as just the beginning, with some big moves still to come.
China's dilemma: Is it 1987 or 1929?
If Chinese policymakers don't alter course soon, the current correction could turn into a stock market plunge similar to what happened in the United States in 1929.