Time to Rethink Bond Strategy?
With current bond yields low, interest rates lower and the economic outlook “cloudy at best,” Ken Volpert, head of Vanguard’s Taxable Bond Group, says the organization “doesn’t think future bond returns will be nearly as robust as they’ve been.
Top Portfolio Products: Franklin Templeton to Buy Stake in K2
Plus, Goldman risk-management fund targets RIAs and more product news.
Today’s Bond Yields Are ‘Financial Repression’: Vanguard Expert
Ken Volpert, head of Vanguard’s Taxable Bond Group, wants to be sure that bond investors are prepared for what lies ahead—namely small to negative returns.
Puzzling Over Dodd-Frank, Profiting From Social Networks: July Research—Slideshow
In Research magazine's July cover story, Manhattan Institute scholar Nicole Gelinas ennumerates ongoing uncertainties about the landmark legislation's scope and significance. Also in the issue, Ellen Uzelac looks at social media's potential.
Is the Treasury Run Over?
Since the beginning of the year, it’s been a “Tale of Two Cities” for U.S. stocks and long-term U.S. Treasuries.
War of Borrowers Against Savers: News Analysis
When Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced two weeks ago that the Fed expected to maintain its near-zero interest rate policy at least as long as the end of 2014, it was the latest salvo in our loose monetary regime’s increasing repression of savers.
Gold: Worth the Risk?
Gold has many attributes that investors want, and it has been one of the few assets to deliver positive returns consistently since 2005.
Top Portfolio Products: BlackRock Launches 3 Funds; New Putnam Fund Seeks Total Return
New products introduced over the last week include three alternative investment funds from BlackRock, a new dynamic allocation fund from Putnam, and two Credit Suisse funds reorganized into Aberdeen funds.
PIMCO Launches Fund to Hedge Inflation Risk
PIMCO announced Tuesday it has launched the PIMCO Inflation Response Multi-Asset Fund. According to the company, the fund is for investors 'looking to hedge global inflation risks and take advantage of returns that inflation dynamics offer.'
Jeremy Siegel Slams TIPS, Recommends Dividend-Paying Stocks
Wharton professor and frequent industry lecturer Jeremy Siegel took to the pages of The Wall Street Journal Monday to warn of the dangers of the Treasury bond market.