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Emerging-Market Equities Poised for Success
Portfolio Manager Lu Yu says this is an exciting time for EM stocks—which may offer higher earnings growth and cheaper valuations than the US—yet backward-looking indexes can't properly capture their dynamic growth potential.
What a Grexit Could Mean to Investors
As the world awaits the outcome of Sunday's referendum in Greece, Global CIO Andreas Utermann says the risk to capital markets should be containable, leading to a potential buying opportunity from downside volatility.
How Sustainable Is China's Rally?
China's markets may look frothy, but CIO Equity Asia Pacific Raymond Chan says valuations are not yet extreme. The key is understanding the intentions of policymakers, who plan to use a booming equity market to achieve much-needed reforms.
Lower-for-Longer Accommodation Still Underwriting Risk
With global growth still slow, central banks have obliged markets with "a giant put option," writes Global CIO Andreas Utermann, fundamentally altering the supply/demand balance for bonds and contributing to ongoing bouts of volatility.
Rail and Retail Traffic Point to GDP Expansion
Despite disappointing growth in the first quarter, the final GDP estimate was revised higher and recent consumer spending and rail-car traffic suggest a bounce in second-quarter GDP growth.
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Why Credit Risk Trumps Duration in High Yield
In advance of Fed liftoff, it's worth noting that timing and priority don't make a bond a better investment. Portfolio manager Jim Dudnick explains why credit risk plays a more prominent role in high-yield bond returns than duration risk.
The 3 R's of a Winning Retirement Plan
Dialed In to Retirement
There's a new paradigm for enhancing plan design, and therefore improving outcomes for plan participants. It's not just about fiduciary responsibility, fees and funds anymore.
Looking at Small Cap Through the Right Lens
Our seasoned crew of small-cap portfolio managers discuss valuations in the context of earnings growth, what to expect from small-cap stocks when interest rates rise and how they actively manage risk in their portfolios.
Watch the Retirement Risk Gap
Dialed In to Retirement
Choosing the right glide path isn't just about getting the most return for a certain level of risk anymore. There's a sizeable disparity between what retirement savers are willing to do and what's needed to hit their goals.
NFJ Makes Morningstar’s Dividend-Fund Short List
Experienced investors know that dividend-paying stocks can provide key benefits to portfolios. Morningstar agrees, which is why they highlighted AllianzGI NFJ Dividend Value Fund in a special report: "Income-Focused Equity Funds That Actually Deliver."
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Greece Firestorm Won't Stifle Consumer Comeback
Failed talks over remedies for Greece's worsening debt situation may be a distraction in the short run, but fundamentals like job creation and a healthier consumer play a more important role in the long run, writes Kristina Hooper.
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QE Punch Bowl, Dividends to Juice European Stocks
CIO Equity Europe Neil Dwane sees attractive opportunities in equities across Europe, citing a mix of QE stimulus, high dividend yields and cheap valuations.
Investing in China's Future
Portfolio manager Kunal Ghosh discusses manufacturing activity and economic reforms in China, the Fed’s game plan for rate hikes and what lies ahead for deflation and demographics in emerging markets.
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Two Perspectives on Online Shopping in India
India's e-commerce opportunities are poised to increase thanks to the growing adoption of 3G and 4G connectivity. Grassroots Research's Joey Wong explores the implications for consumers, merchants and investors.
Why Smart Beta Indexing Isn't Enough
Actively diversifying across various risk premiums—small-cap, value, momentum—can help stabilize returns over time, while cushioning the blow of a sizeable drawdown in a single style or asset class, says portfolio manager Klaus Teloeken, Ph.D.
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