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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The once- $800 million LJM Preservation and Growth Fund lost more than 80 percent in the week ended February 7, according to Morningstar Inc, after a surprise spike in market turbulence swiped investment strategies premised on low volatility. A spokesman for the fund, which is run by a unit of Chicago- based LJM Partners Inc, was not immediately reached for comment...
NEW YORK, Feb 8- U.S. fund investors sucked $23.9 billion out of the stock market during the most recent week, marking the largest withdrawals from those funds on record, Lipper data showed on Thursday. The withdrawals from U.S.-based equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds took place during the week ended Feb. 7, according to the research service.
Feb 8- U.S. investors are watching to see whether retail and institutional players pile on to market selling after a volatile week or are prepared to give support by buying the dip. New data due out later on Thursday from Thomson Reuters' Lipper unit will provide a window into market sentiment, including where investors put their money in mutual funds and...
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Most Asian markets rose while the dollar remained relatively stable against a basket of currencies.
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