Mutual Funds & ETFs
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Gold goes on a safe-haven rally in the wake of Paris attacks
Breakfast with Benjamin: Gold jumps, with futures up more than 1% even as riskier assets like stocks find reasons to rally.
The endless and irrelevant financial woes of presidential candidates
Breakfast with Benjamin: Presidential candidates are not always good at managing their own money, and voters don't care, or need to.
Goldman Sachs benches its BRIC strategy
Breakfast with Benjamin: Brazil, Russia, India and China assets are down 88% since their 2010 peak.
Chinese stocks go from a sell to a buy just like that
Breakfast with Benjamin: Emerging-markets fund manager who darted out of Chinese stocks at the best possible time is now moving back in.
The best- and worst-performing target date funds
Best Practices The 3rd annual Best Practices Awards and Workshop was held Oct 13 and was an opportunity for elite advisers to take a deep dive into the 2015 Adviser Comp & Staffing Study results, and learn the top firms excelling in human capital management and technology. Stay tuned for 2016
How to work infrastructure funds into clients' portfolios
Three allocation strategies that could let clients tap into the global infrastructure boom
Advisers flocking to an ETF that costs more than a mutual fund
First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 offers easy way into a popular sector rotation strategy.
Closed-end funds trading at steepest discounts in eight years as investors sell ahead of rate increase
Strategists say pricing anomalies should be considered buying opportunity as Fed action expected to be small.
DOL supports ESG fund use in 401(k) plans
New guidance amends old rules that had a 'chilling effect' on ESG fund use in ERISA plans.
A new option for income generation: High dividend, low volatility ETFs
Potential is there to meet investors' objectives of capital preservation, growth and income without taking on unacceptable risk
Is your 529 college plan one of the four with Morningstar gold?
Improvements to some plans include lower fees and an added layer of investment consultants.
Bond funds slump amid global crises and Fed inaction
At the time of our last quarterly review, the Greek debt crisis was front and center, spinning off volatility and vitriol as creditors and debtors slugged it out for supremacy.
China casts a pall over global markets in third quarter
Global markets took it on the chin in the third quarter, with fears of slowing global growth, Federal Reserve tightening measures, slumping commodity prices and drug-pricing issues sending the major indexes down during the quarter more than 10% from their recent market highs.
Recent market volatility draws SEC scrutiny of ETFs
Market turmoil of Aug. 24 prompts examination of how exchange-traded products are priced and traded.
Gold rises from the dead
Breakfast with Benjamin: A dead asset no longer, gold shines bright above its 200-day moving average for the first time in five months.