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How to Avoid a Fund Blow Up
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Preferred and Capital Securities Fund: Bank Fundamentals Haven’t Been This Strong in Decades
Asset Management
SUMMARY Given the strength in bank fundamentals, preferred securities may offer opportunities to generate higher yield and higher return than traditional fixed income. PIMCO’s Preferred and Capital Securities Fund (PFINX) seeks attractive investment ideas in bank securities around the world, diversified across issuers, currencies and structures. We see opportunity for total return in many financials outside the U.S., especially in
Despite the Recent Wreck, Tech ETFs Are Luring Investors This Year
Perhaps not surprisingly, data indicate the sector analysts' are most bullish on is technology. Over the past year, the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLK) and the tech-heavy PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ) are up 24 percent and 22.6 percent, respectively, while the S&P 500 is higher by 13.7 percent. "With the end of the first quarter approaching, where are analysts
Passive Investing May Not Work for Fixed Income. But What Does?
In the fixed income market, I think passive investing actually poses a tremendous risk. There has been a shift from active to passive investing across asset markets. So over the last year we've seen over $70 billion move into passive strategies that track the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index. I think it's important for investors to understand what that index
Why Active Management Failed…and Didn’t
Passive equity strategies have seen massive inflows over the last decade, in part owing to active management’s struggles. But a closer look at the story within the story suggests that leaving active out of the equation could be leaving money on the table. First, a little history on how we got here. In the early 1980s, the baby boomer generation
Diversifying Risk, and Risk?Takers, in Investment Management
Asset Management
PIMCO’s new partnership with the organization Girls Who Invest is one more step toward a more inclusive financial services industry. It is also an act of conviction: At PIMCO, we believe that promoting diversity is more than simply the right thing to do from a moral, social and business standpoint. It is also the right thing to do for our
Asset Allocation Views: Singles and Doubles
With market volatility on the rise, consider a broad set of relative value opportunities across global markets. Markets entered 2018 with the wind at their back: double-digit equity returns, strong momentum, and expectations that the synchronized global growth and corporate earnings recovery we saw in 2017 should continue into 2018. However, recent volatility suggests some storm clouds could be gathering.
BlackRock Exploring Steps to Influence Action on U.S. Gun Control
Asset Management
As the movement grows in the U.S. pushing for the government to take action on tightening gun control measures in the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, corporate America and Wall Street appear ready to fill the void left by a Congress that seems incapable of passing comprehensive gun control legislation.
How Artificial Intelligence Has Made its Way From Wall Street's Top Hedge Funds to Retail Investors
The use of Artificial Intelligence as an investing tool was once reserved for the top of the Wall Street food chain. Only the largest commercial traders, financial institutions, hedge funds, and others with the necessary resources could implement an AI-based trading strategy into their portfolios. But as Bob Dylan said, 'the times they are a-changin'. Today you'd be hard-pressed to
Passive Investing Hurts Emerging-Market Debt Investors
Think emerging-market debt (EMD) might as well be managed passively? Think again. Over the last 14 years, 69% of EMD active managers beat the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global over three-year rolling periods. Even in 2008, almost 40% of active managers beat their EMD benchmark. Read more at Advisor Perspectives. Photo: Allan Ajifo