Mutual Funds & ETFs
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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.
As volatility continues, more mutual funds go to cash
Amid market volatility, more mutual funds are playing it safe, but should they be sitting on the sidelines?
Closed-end funds rise to the surface following the market mess
Breakfast with Benjamin: All the messy stock market turmoil of the past few weeks has created a sweet opportunity in the closed-end funds space.
That awkward moment when the Fed realizes it can't raise interest rates
Breakfast with Benjamin: William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, says delaying a rate hike until 2016 'will be awkward.'
Making bigger bets with smaller portfolios
A fund with a limited number of stocks might outperform in volatile markets
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.
Jeffrey Gundlach says the stock market pullback is just getting started
Breakfast with Benjamin DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach thinks that as painful as it's been over the past week, the markets still need a thorough housecleaning.
Morningstar shines an ESG light on all mutual funds and ETFs
New zero-to-100 rating would indicate the environmental, social and governance impact of a fund's holdings.
Guggenheim adds real estate to its smart beta lineup
Guggenheim Investments is staking its claim to the S&P 500 Equal Weight Real Estate Index with a smart beta ETF that tracks the two-month-old sector benchmark. The Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Real Estate ETF (EWRE), is the firm's 15th equal-weighted ETF, and it is the first smart beta ETF
Muni bonds are poised to shine as rates move higher
Tax-exempt category is actually benefiting from the dark cloud hanging over it.
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.
Facebook stock-fraud venture lands fund manager in hot water
Breakfast with Benjamin: Tampa-based fund manager to plead guilty to investment fraud in relation to $9M worth of Facebook stock he purchased then sold and was caught short when the stock price rebounded.
State Farm hit with excessive fees suit over target date funds
Plaintiffs accuse firm of receiving almost half of the management fees while a sub-adviser did most of the work.
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.
Crashing commodity prices will give the Fed one more reason to not raise rates
Breakfast with Benjamin: Crashing commodity prices are real, and the result might be another delay to the Fed's rate hike.