U.S. stocks fell for a second day amid disappointing earnings reports and data on leading economic indicators and Philadelphia-area manufacturing that trailed estimates. European shares erased earlier gains while gold rose and oil rebounded from a four-month low.
During tricky times in the bond market, the team at Loomis Sayles, renowned for their mastery of the unconventional, is a top-notch tour guide. The $19 billion Loomis Sayles Bond Fund and $13 billion Loomis Sayles Strategic Income operate with long leashes that allow them to sniff around just about anywhere: Junk bonds, foreign issues, convertible bonds, preferreds and dividend-paying stocks can all be added to the portfolios to augment the conventional stuff.
Dan Fuss, whose Loomis Sayles Bond Fund beat 98 percent of its peers in the last three years, said the fixed-income market is more “overbought” than at any time in his 55-year career as he prepares to open a fund to British individual investors.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted its second weekly drop of the year as Cyprus struggled to stave off financial collapse and data on the euro-area economy overshadowed better-than-estimated U.S. reports.