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OppenheimerFunds' Memani, Schwab's Sonders fear Trump's policies could hurt U.S. economy

OppenheimerFunds' Memani, Schwab's Sonders fear Trump's policies could hurt U.S. economy

Donald Trump's anti-trade, anti-immigration and isolationist policies would not bode well for the U.S. economy or the country's standing in the world, say two investment strategists.

May 19, 2016 | 03:27 pm
Fed sets the stage for June action

Fed sets the stage for June action

A hike in the federal funds rate at the June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee is looking more likely, judging by the minutes of the April meeting released Wednesday.

May 18, 2016 | 04:12 pm

J.P. Morgan Asset, PIMCO sweet on company debt as Treasuries lag

J.P. Morgan Asset Management says U.S. corporate bonds are attractive and Japanese investors are gobbling them up. The PIMCO Total Return Fund is doubling the amount it’s allowed to invest in...

May 17, 2016 | 10:02 am
Navigating knowns and unknowns in forecasting

Navigating knowns and unknowns in forecasting

To be successful, institutional investors, including pension plans, attempt to understand and put a price on the future. But is it possible to accurately forecast future events?

May 16, 2016
Investors fleeing $9 trillion of negative yields fuel bond binge

Investors fleeing $9 trillion of negative yields fuel bond binge

There's no shortage of demand in the $100 trillion market for global debt, as investors crowd into corporate and long-term sovereign obligations to steer clear of negative yields.

May 12, 2016 | 09:52 am
PIMCO Total Return Fund cuts emerging debt to lowest since 2014

PIMCO Total Return Fund cuts emerging debt to lowest since 2014

Pacific Investment Management Co.'s Total Return Fund cut its holdings of emerging-market debt to the lowest level in almost two years in April.

May 11, 2016 | 10:43 am
Allianz's El-Erian says Hillary Clinton has best economic plan

Allianz's El-Erian says Hillary Clinton has best economic plan

A candid chat with Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz SE, puts negative interest rates in perspective, grades President Barack Obama's performance on the economy, and hashes out...

May 11, 2016 | 03:43 pm
Sailing into the unknown: The impact of the end of Quantitative Easing

Sailing into the unknown: The impact of the end of Quantitative Easing

After an historic financial meltdown and an equally historic application of monetary stimulus, will the risk/reward scenario continue for investors, or was QE just a temporary inflation of capital...

May 05, 2016 | 02:52 pm
Gross latest manager to suggest QE4 ahead

Gross latest manager to suggest QE4 ahead

Bond investors are again examining whether the Federal Reserve may consider additional quantitative easing as global economic weakness and uneven domestic growth hamper policy makers’ efforts...

May 05, 2016 | 10:06 am
Australia central bank cuts interest rates following low inflation data

Australia central bank cuts interest rates following low inflation data

Australia's central bank lowered interest rates to 1.75%, following “unexpectedly low” inflation data.

May 04, 2016 | 12:36 pm

7 banks to pay $324 million to resolve ISDAfix claims

Seven banks including Bank of America, Barclays Bank and Citigroup agreed to pay $324 million to settle claims they conspired to rig the ISDAfix benchmark, which is used in the sale of interest-rate...

May 04, 2016 | 10:12 am
Outlooks split on where high yield will sparkle next

Outlooks split on where high yield will sparkle next

Global high-yield markets have rallied following a difficult few months, but money management executives are divided over the outlook for the U.S. and European markets and where best to place their...

May 02, 2016

McKinsey report sees disappointing returns

Investment returns in the U.S. and Western Europe over the next 20 years will likely fall short of the returns of the previous 30 years, and investors should scale back their expectations as a result,...

May 02, 2016
McKinsey: Investors need to dial back investment return expectations

McKinsey: Investors need to dial back investment return expectations

Investment returns in the U.S. and Western Europe over the next 20 years will likely fall short of the returns of the previous 30 years, and investors should scale back their expectations as a result,...

April 27, 2016 | 07:00 pm
Fed stays on cruise control; no change to rates

Fed stays on cruise control; no change to rates

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee voted Wednesday to keep the current 0.25% to 0.5% target range for the federal funds rate, citing slow economic growth.

April 27, 2016 | 03:45 pm