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World shares, dollar rise after week of North Korea-driven losses

World shares, dollar rise after week of North Korea-driven losses

Published 14/08/2017

World stocks rose on Monday, recovering some of their poise after fears of a U.S.-North Korea nuclear standoff drove them to the biggest weekly losses of 2017, while the dollar too rose off four-month lows it had hit against the yen. [more…]

Third Point takes 1.6 million share stake in BlackRock, 4.5 million in Alibaba

Third Point takes 1.6 million share stake in BlackRock, 4.5 million in Alibaba

Published 11/08/2017

Dan Loeb's Third Point took a 1.6 million-share stake in BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) and reinitiated a stake in Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.N) of 4.5 million shares during the second quarter ended June 30, according to regulatory filings late on Friday. [more…]

Pimco`s Ivascyn says firm has built `above average` cash position

Pimco`s Ivascyn says firm has built `above average` cash position

Published 11/08/2017

Pacific Investment Management Co, which oversees more than $1.6 trillion of assets, has built up an above-average cash position firmwide and has held S&P put options as geopolitical and military risks mount, Dan Ivascyn, group chief investment officer at Pimco, said on Friday. [more…]

U.S. stock funds post largest withdrawals in five weeks: Lipper

U.S. stock funds post largest withdrawals in five weeks: Lipper

Published 10/08/2017

U.S. fund investors reduced their exposure to stocks and bought bonds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, as saber-rattling between the United States and North Korea appeared to shake investor sentiment. [more…]

Gundlach`s Total Return Bond Fund posts ninth straight month of outflows

Gundlach`s Total Return Bond Fund posts ninth straight month of outflows

Published 10/08/2017

Investors pulled $200 million from Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund in July, extending an outflow streak that began in November, according to Morningstar Inc data on Wednesday. [more…]

Institutions beat individuals on the active investment fool’s errand: James Saft

Institutions beat individuals on the active investment fool’s errand: James Saft

Published 09/08/2017

Institutions do better than individuals at active fund management, but given that both come out losers the underlying message is that picking stocks and bonds is a game neither group should play. [more…]

In Asia financial markets, the fear indicators still send a buy signal

In Asia financial markets, the fear indicators still send a buy signal

Published 07/08/2017

Asian investors, wary that the region’s stock markets and currencies have run up too far too fast and wondering whether it is time to take some money off the table, are finding that their concerns are not being reflected in major gauges of volatility and fear. [more…]

Asia stocks buoyant, dollar steadies after solid U.S. job gains

Asia stocks buoyant, dollar steadies after solid U.S. job gains

Published 07/08/2017

Asian stocks advanced on Monday, taking their cue from Wall Street, while the dollar moderated but retained most of its gains after a stronger-than-expected July job report. [more…]

U.S. taxable bond funds attract cash for fourth straight week: Lipper

U.S. taxable bond funds attract cash for fourth straight week: Lipper

Published 04/08/2017

Investors poured $1.8 billion into U.S.-based taxable bond funds during the latest , marking the fourth straight week of inflows into the funds, Lipper data showed on Thursday. [more…]