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3 Utility Mutual Funds for Steady Returns Amid Volatility

3 Utility Mutual Funds for Steady Returns Amid Volatility These are trying times for the markets, with most of the benchmarks striving to finish their trading days in the green and the mutual funds are not being spared either. While most of the sectors have been failing to attract investors’ attentions since … Continue reading […]

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Mutual funds selling Apple stock over slowing iPhone sales

Mutual funds selling Apple stock over slowing iPhone sales NEW YORK: Major US growth mutual funds have been among the largest sellers of Apple shares over the past six months, fuelling speculation that the company’s days of supercharged growth have come to an end. Amid concerns that iPhone sales may be set to drop … […]

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Growth funds dumping Apple stock as iPhone sales seen sagging; value-managers moving in

Growth funds dumping Apple stock as iPhone sales seen sagging; value-managers moving in Amid concerns that iPhone sales may be set to drop, the $ 77.3 billion American Funds Capital World Growth & Income Fund (CWGIX.O) has sold all of its 1.7 million Apple shares since the end of June, according to Lipper data. The […]

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What Do Rising Rates Mean For Closed-End Funds?

What Do Rising Rates Mean For Closed-End Funds? Perhaps that’s because the closed-end fund universe is smaller than those of open-end mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), or because their market price and net asset value (NAV) frequently fluctuate. Whatever the reason, closed-end funds … Continue reading at seekingalpha.com Mutual Funds: Benchmarks BOSTON (CBS) – […]

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SEC Examining High-Yield Fund Holdings After Third Avenue Tumult

SEC Examining High-Yield Fund Holdings After Third Avenue Tumult … last month to suspend redemptions in a $ 789 million high-yield fund and move the fund assets into a liquidating trust, a move securities lawyers and mutual-fund-industry officials called highly unorthodox in part because it was done without advance … Continue reading at wsj.com US […]

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How Demographic Trends Help Explain Rising Cash Balances And Persistent Outflows In Mutual Funds And Pension Funds

How Demographic Trends Help Explain Rising Cash Balances And Persistent Outflows In Mutual Funds And Pension Funds For all of the digital ink spent recently on the two interrelated topics of investment managers raising cash holdings and mutual fund outflows, very, very little of has been spent on why we have seen these new trends […]

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Stock Funds Sputter as Oil Prices Plummet

Stock Funds Sputter as Oil Prices Plummet Stocks bounced back in the fourth quarter, a cherry topping off a mostly whipped-cream kind of year. The Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 6.5% from October through December, but the rally wasn’t substantive enough to make much difference, and the index … Continue reading at barrons.com Stocks, Mutual […]

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Mutual funds run by stockpickers fall short in 2015, extend losing streak

Mutual funds run by stockpickers fall short in 2015, extend losing streak Total assets invested in ETFs have roughly doubled over the last 5 years to approximately $ 2 trillion, said Todd Rosenbluth, director of mutual fund research at S&P Capital IQ. “The data has long poked holes in the merits of the average actively […]

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