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  • Wall Street Plays 2016 Dating Game as Christie Stumbles

    Billionaire Wilbur Ross invited Paul Ryan over for lunch. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. bankers met with Rand Paul at a fundraiser in Atlanta. Investor Rob Arnott dropped in on Ted Cruz.

  • Smart Beta ETFs Beating S&P 500 Index Capture Record Cash

    Index funds became popular over the last four decades because they’re simple, conservative and low cost. A different kind of exchange-traded fund is drawing record cash by promoting better returns with the same stocks.

  • Boomers as Retail Clerks Shows Why Greenspan Saw Low Growth Era

    During his final policy-making meeting as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan glimpsed a force potent enough to trump the law of supply and demand in the world’s largest economy.

  • Go-Anywhere Funds With Nowhere to Go

    Managers at go-anywhere mutual funds are decided bearish.

  • Arnott Favors Emerging-Markets as Hedging Prices Jump: Audio

    Rob Arnott, chairman of Research Affiliates LLC, favors emerging-market stocks. The price of options to protect against emerging market equity losses has climbed to its highest since 2009 relative to U.S. contracts. Bloomberg Radio's Catherine Cowdery reports on Exchange Traded Funds.

  • Gross’s Mistake on Fed Taper Echoes Across Pimco Funds

    Bill Gross, the money manager known as “The Bond King,” misjudged the timing and impact of the Federal Reserve’s plan to scale back its asset purchases in 2013, spurring the Pimco Total Return Fund’s biggest decline in almost two decades.

  • The Risks Lurking in "Safe Haven" Treasury Bonds

    How's this for an investment opportunity: a guaranteed yield of 3.27 percent, with an enormous potential downside. As risky as that sounds, millions of investors are moving money into Treasury bonds as a "safe haven." In early September, the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond sank to a new low of 3.27 percent, while the 10-year note fell to 1.9 percent. If the inflation rate stays anywhere close to its current modest 3.6 percent pace, long-term investors will be guaranteed to lose money after factoring in inflation's toll.

  • Pimco’s Rising Stars Pull in Money for Future After Gross

    Pacific Investment Management Co. is becoming less dependent on Bill Gross, preparing for an eventual future without the world’s best-known bond investor and adding pressure on its rising stars to live up to his legacy.

  • Ainslie, Kingdon Trail Lower-Fee Hedge-Fund Clones

    John Hussman runs a $6.3 billion mutual fund with the flexibility to bet on rising and falling stock prices. His fees are a fraction of those charged by so- called long-short hedge funds that do the same thing, and he’s making more money for investors this year.

  • MSCI World Erases Loss Since Lehman 17 Months After Emerging Markets Gauge

    Stocks in developed nations took 17 months longer than emerging markets to erase losses spurred by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s 2008 bankruptcy, recovering after the Federal Reserve took steps to stimulate growth.

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