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When the second round of quantitative easing is completed on June 30, it will represent "the moment of truth for this year's investments," the CEO of the fixed-income investment management firm DoubleLine Capital, which has almost $10 billion in assets, told CNBC Thursday.
March 2011 will be one of those months to remember for investors. And despite a rough start, it managed to contribute to the market's best quarterly performnace in almost 15 years. Here are the best and worst performing stocks in the ten sectors of the S&P 500 during Q1.
There's nothing like low interest rates when it comes to making Wall Street happy and the Federal Reserve's monetary policy has never been more accomodating for the stock market. Easy money, however, can sometimes be too much of a good thing.
Watch for the Middle East and Japan to hit corporate profits, China to keep the brakes on growth and governments to struggle with rising inflation.
In the past three years, stocks, bonds and commodities have all posted big gains at one time or another, while those favoring the safety of cash have seen minimal return on their investments.
Stephen Schork of "The Schork Report" says the impact of the Middle East turmoil is far from over and expects a a "scorched earth" approach from departing rulers.
The central bank's exit from QE2 will be tricky, energy prices could spook investors and consumers, and housing and jobs need help from each other.
A selloff may be likely ahead of the end to the Fed's QE2, growth outside the U.S. will lead and technological in health care will attract investors.
YCMNET Investment Committee Chairman Michael A. Yoshikami sees disappointing U.S. economic growth but strength in emerging markets and commodities for the rest of the year.
The list of trip wires for the markets is getting longer. We decided to do a little trouble shooting to see if there are others lurking out there for 2011.
The powerful and rapid rebound in the stock market over the past two years calls for a thorough review of your asset allocations. A lot has changed and there's more to come.
Investment flows turned against Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of this year, but the most promising markets look poised for another wave of hot money in the second half of 2011.
Demand is growing for "synthetic" financial instruments that enable investors to take positions in the US junk bond market without owning the underlying securities.
Savvy investors are looking at the muni market and the state debt crisis a little differently. Iinstead of looking at the number as a whole, they break it down into its pieces and see both a far more manageable problem than is seen by those who gross up the problem and opportunities.
A spike in yields and a desire to diversify portfolios is prompting some unusual investors to jump into the municipal bond market, say traders and analysts.
While some experts see this as an opportunity, skeptics says it's a new financial crisis in the making and that muni bonds should be avoided. Tell us what you think.
States are caught in an extended fiscal squeeze caused by rising costs and lower tax receipts. In addition, the aid distributed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is pretty much used up.
Delays in the announcement of the bonuses at UBS were not due to executives' unhappiness about the size of the bonus pool, UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel told CNBC Tuesday.
People need to think about junk bonds in relation to comparing them to municipal bonds, Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of the fixed income investment management firm DoubleLine Capital and former CIO of TCW Group, told CNBC on Wednesday.
Maybe it's the turning of the calendar or that little bit of a tailwind in our economy's sail, but if you’re thinking about retirement, do something about it. Say yes to the New Year, not to the old you.