IMF Urges Fed to Delay Rate Hike
The Fed should hold off on raising interest rates until the first half of 2016, the IMF said as it cut its U.S. growth forecast.
Advisors Still Favor Active Management, but Preferences Are Shifting: Practical Perspectives
Of the 40% of surveyed advisors who changed allocations, most did so by increasing their use of passively managed investments, Practical Perspectives found.
4 Midyear Market Trends to Watch: MFS
MFS’ midyear outlook examines the longevity of the current business cycle, the potential interest rate rise, why consumers aren’t spending and investors’ biggest mistake.
Bond Investors Walking ‘Tightrope’ Have Second Chance to Diversify
Instead of succumbing to taking on more risk for less reward, fixed income investors do have another option.
Bill Gross: Bund ‘Short of a Lifetime’ Was Right Trade, Wrongly Executed
The Janus bond manager acknowledges trouble executing his infamous German bund trade but thinks he can get it right next time.
Annuities, Insurance, Investments: A Triple Crown Retirement Income Strategy
Wade Pfau researched the best retirement income strategies. The winning combination might surprise many advisors, Robert Bloink and William Byrnes write.
‘Huge, Nasty Morning After’ Coming for Markets: Stockman
The Fed has reflated a bubble, which spells trouble for stock and bonds, former OMB head David Stockman says on CNBC.
PIMCO Funds Down, Not Out (Yet): Morningstar
Still, the group has lost 37% of its assets since January 2014, Morningstar research shows.
Many Fed Officials Said June Liftoff Unlikely, Minutes Show
Fed officials last month didn’t expect to raise rates in June even as they concluded that a first-quarter economic slowdown was unlikely to persist.
Former BofA Exec Sentenced Over Muni Bond Fraud
The 26-month prison sentence is tied to an eight-year scheme that involved 18 people and one corporation, the DOJ says.