They are more expensive than traditional bond funds, but some have done better than their traditional brethren on a risk-adjusted basis. We look under the hood of six funds with track records, including Pimco’s behemoth....More
There is at least one corner of the investment universe where active management may be worth the expense—fixed income. If your clients have passively managed fixed income funds, it may be time to get out....More
Researchers are finding that aging is not what it used to be. As people get older, friendships, creativity, earning ability and satisfaction with life can flourish. Test your knowledge of new trends in aging.
REP. asked the former president of Bank of America’s global wealth and investment division a few questions about herself....More
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In this 3rd and final session of our Social Security webinar series, we will cover the under-served markets for divorced and survivor benefits, where there are special benefits that so many people miss out on....More
Rising Federal tax bills are prompting many Florida investors to take a new look at adding tax-free income from municipal bonds to their portfolios–but low interest rates and headlines about credit risks from issuers like Detroit and Puerto Rico mean advisors need to be more careful about their recommendations in this once-sleep market....More
These articles from the Investments & Wealth Monitor focus on what’s ahead for the new normal, investment management in the new normal, and a forward-looking approach to international equity risk allocation....More
How the U.S. Federal Reserve manages its exit from emergency liquidity programs will have important implications for all asset markets and could increase volatility. Meanwhile, monetary policies are also becoming less synchronized globally....More