Bond king Bill Gross says it's time for individual investors to get used to a new (and slower) dance.
In his monthly investment outlook letter, the founder of Pimco and manager of the world's largest bond fund, Pimco Total Return Fund (PTTRX), wrote that the age of credit expansion that led to double-digit portfolio returns is over, and the age of inflation has begun.
And that means investment returns from both stocks and MOREHibah Yousuf - Sep 5, 2012 2:07 PM ET
The world's largest bond investor took to Twitter Monday to air his gripes about Paul Ryan, the newly chosen Republican vice presidential candidate.
GROSS: Do bond markets take heart from Ryan selection? Not me. He talks lower deficits but really believes in lower taxes — exact opposite.— (@PIMCO) August 13, 2012
The comments from Bill Gross, founder of investing firm Pimco, show the challenges that Ryan may face when trying to MOREHibah Yousuf - Aug 13, 2012 3:58 PM ET
The flight out of U.S. stocks picked up speed last week, as investors were left disappointed by the Federal Reserve's failure to take steps to stimulate the economy.
Investors yanked $5.7 billion out of U.S. stock mutual funds during the week ended Aug. 1, more than twice the amount pulled during the prior week, and the most since the week ended May 23. The outflow was also the fourth-biggest this year.
Investors MOREHibah Yousuf - Aug 9, 2012 9:31 AM ET
Despite a stubbornly slow economic recovery at home and severe headwinds from Europe and Asia, U.S. companies are on track to deliver a tenth straight quarter of rising profits. But a closer look reveals some alarming trends.
With reports from more than 80% of the S&P 500 companies on the books, earnings are on pace to grow just 0.6% during the second quarter, the slowest since the third quarter of MOREHibah Yousuf - Aug 7, 2012 8:10 AM ET
Investors recently dipped a toe back in the stock market, but the water was apparently not fine.
According to the latest report on mutual fund flows from the Investment Company Institute, investors pulled $2.1 billion out of U.S. stock mutual funds during the week ended July 25. That came after modest inflows of $99 million during the prior week.
Overall, investors have been taking money out of domestic stock mutual funds for MOREBen Rooney - Aug 2, 2012 12:57 PM ET
Investors' appetite for ETFs continues to grow.
As of May 31, the U.S. ETF industry had over $1.1 trillion in assets under management, spread across 1,251 funds, according to data from State Street.
ETF inflows totaled more than $60 billion during the first five months of 2012. The Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) had $8.1 billion in inflows, making it the most popular ETF so far this year. Running a close MOREBen Rooney - Jul 11, 2012 4:48 PM ET
It was supposed to be the IPO of the year, but Facebook's (FB) performance as a publicly traded company has been, in a word, disappointing.
Shares of the social network continued to fall Tuesday, dropping another 3.6% to end at $25.87. The stock is down 32% from its May 18 offering price of $38.
There were issues with Facebook's IPO from the start, when technical problems on the Nasdaq delayed its launch. MOREBen Rooney - Jun 5, 2012 5:31 PM ET
If you thought last week was bad, it's just gotten a lot worse.
A series of disappointing manufacturing reports were topped off Friday with dismal jobs numbers that showed a paltry 69,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in May.
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If that's not enough to give you agita, the yield on the 10-year note tumbled to a record low of 1.46% today. It's not MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 1, 2012 2:35 PM ET
So it's been a week since Facebook (FB) went public and investors are getting angrier by the day. As Wall Street's losses mount, it's the smaller investors who want Facebook to 'show them the money!,' to quote Rod Tidwell (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.) in Jerry Maguire.
"I think we were all lied to and deceived about the value of FB from the very beginging (sic) and that something should be MORECatherine Tymkiw - May 25, 2012 3:29 PM ET
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