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The ECB Must Start Planning a QE Exit Strategy Now

Posted March 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM EST

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ECB President Mario Draghi (Photo credit: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

The central bank may have only just begun its bond-buying program, but it needs to start planning an exit strategy now to avoid the risk of another economic crisis.


 

Why Passively Managed Funds Are Not a Suitable Investment

Posted March 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM EST

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Despite their recent popularity, passively managed portfolio strategies are a losing bet, leading investors to buy high and sell low.


 

How to Unearth Hidden Fees in 401(k) Plans

Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM EST

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Plan sponsors need to be mindful of the potential for hidden fees to keep costs down and stay within ERISA and Labor Department guidelines.


 

FOMC Meeting Prediction: No Hurry to Normalize Rates

Posted March 16, 2015 at 9:30 PM EST

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The Federal Reserve may drop “patient” from its language during its policy meeting this week, but don’t expect a rate hike until late in the year.


 

Emerging-Markets Debt Is Ready to Set Sail

Posted March 8, 2015 at 2:46 PM EST

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Despite facing strong headwinds in recent years, emerging-markets local currency debt is likely to deliver attractive returns.


 

Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio Explains the Power of Not Knowing

Posted March 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM EST

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Raymond Dalio reveals how Bridgewater became the world’s largest hedge fund firm by focusing not on what its people know but on how they deal with what they don’t know.


 

How a Laddered Bond Portfolio Can Steer Through Interest Rate Cycles

Posted March 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM EST

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A fixed-income portfolio of investments with staggered maturities can mitigate interest rate risk for investors while outperforming other strategies.