For all the talk of a new normal, some may be wondering if it is more a matter of no normal. Do the same rules —diversification, buy and hold—and vehicles—mutual funds, single stocks—still apply? Is there a new calculus, physics to the world of investing?
Asset allocation strategists haven’t had an easy time in recent years. For awhile they dished out bigger weightings to defensive plays—bonds, cash and commodities. But for 2011, strategists recommend investors boost allocations to ride the wave.
A midterm election yielding a GOP Congress to offset a Democratic president, seasonal factors and stocks' status as a "humiliated asset class" should combine to power a sizable rally in the coming months.
Smart investors need to look at savvy investment alternatives, from junk bonds to short selling to commodities, say three financial advisors.
Small-cap stocks usually lead the economy out of recessions and this one has been no exception, but market leadership looks ready to turn.
Buffeted by markets made more efficient by high frequency traders, high stock correlation, and an increasing focus on costs, actively managed mutual funds have failed to earn their high management fees and lost ground to exchange traded funds, ETFs, and index funds.
After a year and a half of stock market gains, you might be feeling a little better about your 401(k). Once shattered, it may now only be battered. But in the high-speed, global market of today, both the options and challenges in managing your portfolio are greater than ever.
Retirement and investment accounts may have the same purpose, but you'll need to manage them very differently to get the most out of your money.
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Chevron reported second-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations.
India is cracking down on a new gold smuggling tactic that could accelerate a flood of illegal imports of the metal into the country.
Gold held near a six-week low as U.S. economic optimism offset safe-haven demand from geopolitical tensions.
NEW YORK, July 31- The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, run by Bill Gross, is ending the month on a rough note, lagging 89 percent of its peers so far in July. Gross' successor, Mohamed El-Erian, resigned earlier this year, and the Pimco Total Return fund has had over $64 billion of net outflows since May 2013.
Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund at Pimco, said that income, not capital gains, would drive future returns.
NEW YORK, July 30- Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund at Pimco, said Wednesday that income, rather than capital gains, would drive future investment returns as a result of low global economic growth. Gross's views are closely watched because his flagship Pimco Total Return Fund is the world's biggest bond fund, with $225 billion in assets.
Investors are disagreeing with the hype around 3-D printing and are ramping up their short positions as earnings disappoint.
Wall Street futures recouped some losses after U.S. jobs data missed expectations, as a string of risk events weighed on global markets.
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