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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Oil steadied after bouncing back from six-and-a-half-year lows on recovering equities markets and strong U.S. economic growth.
Gold was on track to post its biggest weekly drop in five as U.S. economic data backed the case for a Fed interest rate rise.
Activist investor Carl Icahn became the top shareholder in mining company Freeport-McMoRan.
Some of the largest U.S. fund managers rely on BNY Mellon to calculate the net asset value of their funds but a failed software upgrade last weekend buckled the system just as investors headed into a tumultuous week of trading sparked by fears about the Chinese economy. "BNY Mellon is the plumber to mutual funds and capital markets," said Mike Mayo, a banking analyst...
Fund managers rely on BNY Mellon to calculate the net asset value or NAVS of their funds but a failed software upgrade over the weekend floored its system just as investors were heading into a tumultuous week of trading sparked by fears about the Chinese economy.. "The system is up although some performance issues remain," BNY Mellon spokesman Kevin Heine said on...
BOSTON, Aug 27- BNY Mellon Corp said on Thursday there are still problems with a computer system it relies on to calculate the prices of mutual fund and exchange-traded funds.
Some investors are now arguing that the supposed weakness in EM -- largely fueled by fears of slower Chinese growth -- is overblown.
Squawk Box Live in Europe had updates and analysis on global markets as one of the most volatile trading weeks in history comes to an end.
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square fell 13.1 percent this month, leaving the fund down 4.3 percent for the year.