China in Talks With Italy as Lender
As Greece nears default and Italy struggles to keep from losing control over its own debt problems, the latter has been engaged in talks with China over the possibility of asset sales to the Asian nation.
El-Erian, World Bank, Ministers Warn Euro, U.S. Leaders
PIMCO's Mohamed El-Erian has warned that further missteps by U.S. and European leaders risk turning today's raging crises into something more devastating. That warning came as France and Germany ruled out talks on Eurobonds.
Stocks Plummet on Downgrade, as Obama Defends AAA; Market Gurus El-Erian, Rogers Weigh In
While global markets plummeted Monday after Friday’s downgrade of U.S. debt, Obama said U.S. credit was “among the best in the world”; several market experts also gave their opinions.
Debt Crisis: U.S. Treasuries and U.K. Gilts Trade Places, Briefly
Worldwide, investors are telling the governments of advanced economies that their debt management plans are unpersuasive. For a time today, the bond market signaled that British gilts were safer than Treasuries. Meanwhile, Spanish and Italian bonds reached the danger zone Thursday.
EDHEC-Risk Institute Study: Cap-Weighted Index Investing Is Losing Its Shine
Although cap-weighted indexing continues to dominate the investment landscape, some researchers are questioning its efficacy and alternative indexing methodologies are coming to the fore.
Cap-Weighted Index Investing Is Losing Its Shine
Academics and practitioners take aim at the traditional methodology.
The bumpy road to new normal
It's hard not to be impressed by Mohamed El-Erian. Stepping into Bill Gross's considerably large shoes (ahem) at Pimco during the most difficult financial...
Back in black - European fund inflows rebound
Let's hope it's a harbinger of things to come. Financial Times reported a fund industry rebound in Europe in January. According to the paper: Asset managers...
Where the sun don't shine
Call it Gore-aphobia. Big Al's at it again. The former Veep teamed with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (someone we should ban, in my opinion)...
New president, same as the old president
Paulson got whacked for his cluelessness; Geithner isn't any better. The shiny veneer has dropped from the much-ballyhooed Obama pick, and what we see isn't...