Yes, Closed-End Fund Yields Are High, but There’s a Catch
"Not all yields are created equal," warns S&P Capital IQ’s Alec Young.
Best 5 Investment Picks for Midyear 2012
Investors worried about where to put their money these days have a number of opportunities to consider. Here's what the experts are saying about good investments in midyear 2012.
What Obama Health Law Means Now That It’s Called a Tax
Considering the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s broad reach, one simple thing is true of the PPACA’s potential tax and investment consequences: it’s complicated.
S&P Capital IQ Signs Partnership Deal With La Francaise AM
The Global Markets Intelligence unit at S&P Capital IQ has partnered with Paris-based La Francaise AM to share global credit expertise and expand their investor-driven businesses.
S&P Capital IQ Launches Subadvisory Unit to Aid Indie Advisors
S&P Capital IQ is getting into the subadvisory business in a big way, targeting independent advisors who seek help in building model portfolios.
How to Detect if Your Fund Manager Is a ‘Closet Indexer’
There’s a simple trick for advisors to figure out whether an actively managed mutual fund tracks its benchmark index too closely. Ever hear of R-squared?
U.S. Bank Lending Below Depression-Era Levels: S&P
U.S. bank loans are at such lows that the economic recovery has been nearly loan-free, S&P's head of financial institutions ratings said Wednesday in New York.
Bill Gross Brings Active Management to PIMCO Total Return ETF Launch
With the launch of the PIMCO Total Return ETF, managed by Bill Gross, investors are closely watching to see how his active management of an ETF fares.
Mutual Fund Winners & Losers for 2011: Surprises From S&P, Morningstar
Take a guess on which mutual fund was the bigger winner in 2011: a pure emerging-markets fund or a fund that has purchased no new stocks in 75 years.
Outlook 2012: Equities–Top 5 Trade Ideas for the New Year
Here’s what the experts are saying about the investment outlook for stocks in 2012.