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Round 2 of the Debt-Ceiling Debate
5 Questions with Peter Lefkin
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, breaks down the latest developments on the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling and related budget battles including the possibility of tax and entitlement reform.
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Japan’s Government Aims to Reflate Economy
Newly elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is using a bold mix of government spending, currency devaluation and an emphasis on growth to awaken Japan from nearly two decades of economic slumber.
Alternative School of Thought
Portfolio manager Greg Tournant highlights why he believes equity-index options are a smart way to fine-tune portfolios, boost diversification and guard against market crashes.
Capture More Upside and Less Downside with Convertibles
5 Questions with Justin Kass
Justin Kass, portfolio manager of the three-time Lipper Award-winning AllianzGI Convertible Fund, discusses the benefits of convertibles, where they fit in portfolios and the current market environment for the asset class.
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Looking for Dividends in New Places
Dividends are the last bastion for investors seeking income and returns above inflation. But chasing yield in defensive sectors and ignoring valuation may jeopardize pension return targets, writes NFJ’s Ben Fischer in Pensions & Investments.
Fed to Put an End to ‘Risk-Off’ Trade
Ben Fischer discusses NFJ’s recent performance, challenges and opportunities in today’s markets, and why he expects Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to inject liquidity with a major policy move in the coming weeks.
It's an Optimum Time for High-Yield Bonds
Doug Forsyth from the Income & Growth strategies team at Allianz Global Investors Capital gives his outlook on the high-yield markets.
How Europe's Slowdown Impacts the Global Economy
Burns McKinney, manager of Allianz NFJ International Value Fund, discusses recent market volatility, the implications of a slowdown in Europe and where NFJ is finding attractive investment opportunities.
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Why Stocks May Have Room to Run
A look at US equity ownership, investor sentiment and historical valuation reveals a compelling case for investors to have more exposure to stocks, says Kristina Hooper.
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The Perils of Not Taking Risk
Elizabeth Corley, CEO of Allianz Global Investors, says the massive QE being pumped into the global economy has made ‘safe havens’ a source of negative real returns. To outrun inflation, investors must choose stocks over bank deposits and benchmark bonds.
Financial Repression 101
In today’s global environment of artificially low yields, staying low-risk could carry big risks. Watch our new video to understand financial repression and learn why it’s critical to take action.
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