CHICAGO, April 29 (Reuters) – Whether you need to invest a
tax refund or simply want to see if you’re on track with your
investments, spring is a great time to get out the broom.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Investors chasing yield in this low-rate environment are jumping into alternative vehicles. That’s helping closed-end income funds stage a comeback.
CHICAGO, April 19 (Reuters) – Green stock funds have always
made me blue. There are dozens of socially responsible,
“clean-tech” or environmentally friendly mutual and
exchange-traded funds, but I have a hard time recommending them.
They are typically too expensive because of their fees, have
poor returns and are too concentrated in highly volatile stocks.
CHICAGO, April 16 (Reuters) – Most emerging market talk
focuses on BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
– or maybe even TIMPs – Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and the
Philippines. But one sizzling emerging market that has not been
adopted into an investing acronym is Thailand.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – On paper, multi-asset funds look great. These tactical “fund of funds” let an investor cover objectives ranging from inflation protection and income to international growth, while enabling managers to diversify quickly and avoid market sell-offs.
CHICAGO, April 1 (Reuters) – This is no April Fool’s day
joke, but catastrophes are good for stocks – eventually. The
market usually boomerangs into massive rallies in the wake of
them. That’s what seems to be happening now, which sustains the
argument for a continued rally after the S&P 500 index and the
Dow Jones Industrial Average hit new highs last week.