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Vanguard to launch actively managed ETFs
The Vanguard Group Inc., the third-largest U.S. provider of exchange-traded funds, has asked regulators for permission to open actively managed ETFs.
Schorsch's RCS Capital hires due-diligence analysts for alternatives, nontraded REITs
RCS Capital continues to expand its reach into financial services, hiring Todd Snyder and John Kearney, widely considered the top due-diligence analysts for alternative investments and nontraded REITs.
Gross trips in legacy test as El-Erian exit becomes distraction
Bill Gross, musing on his legacy in an April investment outlook, contended that the real test of his greatness as investor would be his ability to adapt to a new era of shrinking bond market returns. Almost a year later, the bond king is stumbling.
Irrationality is in the air
Crosby's index predicts negative returns, based on extreme optimism in the market.
Gross-El-Erian rift grows
Today: The Gross-El-Erian rift grows as Total Return's performance lags. Plus: It's jobs report day, here's what you need to know; the bitcoin story goes all O.J.; household wealth rallies and whether wealth management and car racing mix. Oh, turn your clocks back this weekend.
Money pours into health care ETFs at fastest pace since 2008
Money is flooding into exchange-traded funds focused on health care at the fastest rate in at least six years, driven by booming biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors bringing new products to market.
How Warren E. Buffett's top book purchase could guide an adviser to beat the market
Warren E. Buffett, in his annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. last week, said the best investment he ever made was buying a copy of “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham. The billionaire isn't the only prominent investor who considers that purchase money well spent.
Supreme Court broadens whistle-blower status, mutual fund firms on alert
Rules in favor of Fidelity employees who say they were fired for reporting fraud.
Tale of two troubled REITs
Inland Real Estate Investment Corp. is no longer the force in the industry that it once was, resulting in the rise and fall of two of their biggest REITs: Inland American Real Estate Trust and Retail Properties of America ( RPAI ), formerly Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust. Our senior
Wealthy investors dumping cash and equities, buying alternatives
High-net-worth investors — often considered a bellwether for retail investors — are upping exposure to alternative investments, primarily at the expense of cash and equities. A majority of affluent investors, about 60%, that already have alternatives increased their exposure in the last year and
Are women financially conservative or just economically realistic?
They're less willing to take risks with money than men, but they'll ensure the mortgage is paid off.
Legg Mason to buy money manager QS Investors in equity push
Legg Mason Inc., the money manager that has struggled with more than five years of net redemptions, said it will buy QS Investors, a global quantitative equity firm.
Investors not buying gold bounce despite Ukraine tension
The yellow metal is back in the spotlight, but strategists say that despite Ukraine tension, a long-term comeback is not in the cards. Plus: Ukraine worries sink stocks.
Buffett alters yardstick after Berkshire falls short of goal
Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., changed the standard by which he measures performance after falling short of his target for the first time in decades.
Largest bitcoin exchange files for bankrupcy protection
CEO bows in apology to Japanese customers; possible theft of 850,000 units.
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February 27, 2014