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Neil Dwane

'Good' Deflation Spurs Europe's Economic Growth  


With deflation fears rising in Europe, policymakers are worried—but fear not, says CIO Equity Europe Neil Dwane. Investors should celebrate the lower oil, food and energy prices that support increased economic activity.

Raymond Chan

Falling Rates in Asia Should Trump Weakening Yen  


Asia's markets could suffer if Japan's yen continues to weaken, says CIO Equity Asia Pacific Raymond Chan. Yet with high interest rates set to fall and reform on the agenda across the region, investors shouldn't overlook Asia.

Ben Fischer

Lower-for-Longer Fed Can Fix 'Dr. Copper' Ills  


Falling prices for "Dr. Copper"—the world's smartest economist—usually means bad news, says CIO NFJ Ben Fischer, but lower-for-longer Fed rates should help. Expect a stock-picker's market to return and look to active managers to take advantage.

Doug Forsyth

Upside Surprises May Boost High-Yield Market  


With lower energy prices helping consumers, CIO Fixed Income US Doug Forsyth says non-energy high-yield issuers could benefit in unexpected ways.

Scott Migliori

Main Street On the Mend, But Watch for Inflation  


CIO Equity US Scott Migliori says significantly lower energy costs and strong job growth are bolstering consumers, putting Main Street on more of an upswing than Wall Street. But be mindful of early inflationary pressures, particularly wages.

Andreas Utermann

Monetary Policy Still Fighting Slow Growth  


Investors shouldn't expect significant returns from stocks or bonds in 2015, says Global CIO Andreas Utermann, but central banks will stay accommodative enough to reflate their economies.

Kristina Hooper

Amid Volatility, Consumers Up Their Game  


US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper tells CNBC that the US economic recovery should continue to be very strong, with consumers making a comeback and companies spending more.

Kristina Hooper

Tech Is Ripe for Stock Picking in 2015  


US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper tells Reuters that while the Fed’s transition to more conventional monetary policy in 2015 may be difficult, investors should still find opportunities in US stocks, especially in the technology sector.

A Frequently Overlooked Risk to 401(k) Plans  


Plan participants who focus too much on account balances may get into serious trouble if they make the transition from accumulation to income under unfavorable market conditions.

Walter Price

What's Next for Tech?  


Portfolio Manager Walter Price puts the concern over stretched tech-stock valuations in perspective: With lower prices, improving profits and higher earnings on the horizon, tech stocks could be set for a rebound.

Walter Price

Tech’s Transformative Effect  


Portfolio Manager Walter Price discusses how recent high-tech innovations—including social media, mobile connectivity and the shift to cloud computing—are changing the way we live and do business.

A Team of Contrarians Who Value Dividends  


NFJ has a long tradition of buying stocks that are out of favor and using dividends to spot high-quality companies with strong balance sheets and to generate income. Portfolio managers Ben Fischer and Burns McKinney explain NFJ’s philosophy and process.

Why Is Disinflation Happening?  


Chief Economist Stefan Hofrichter outlines why, even though inflation rates are falling around the world, today’s disinflationary climate probably won’t become full-blown deflation.

Why Valuations Don’t Tell the Whole Story  


CIO Equity US Scott Migliori believes investors shouldn’t avoid domestic stocks because of high valuation levels; inflation is low and the economy is recovering, though heightened bullishness could contribute to a short-term downdraft.

Raymond Chan

Positive Prospects for North Asia and China  


CIO Equity Asia Pacific Raymond Chan outlines why he's overweighting North Asia and why reforms are boosting China's long-term prospects. Bottom line: In Asia, it's all about picking the right stocks.


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