What Investors Can Learn From The Portfolios Of Fund Managers

What Investors Can Learn From The Portfolios Of Fund Managers

Article SummaryAnalyzing 13F filings can yield interesting broad trends that are being capitalized on by large fund managers.Despite the pullback in October, fund managers are still bullish on equities.Japanese and the U.S. domestic market, along with the tech, discretionary and bank sectors are getting increased exposure from large fund managers going into the end of the year.As children, we often idolize certain types of people like athletes and musicians. When we practice, we attempt to emulate the styles of those we look up to.Investors are no different. The ones we look up to are the ones that manage institutional accounts like hedge funds and mutual funds. We want to know who’s buying what to reaffirm our own stock selections… Read full article at Seeking...
The Best Global Market For Your Money

The Best Global Market For Your Money

Article SummaryModern diversification requires that we explore overseas markets and not focus just on domestic issues.Compares and contrasts the best developed, emerging and “stealth” market.Exploring opportunities in all three markets can be a great defensive play to global economic shifts.The global economy has changed the way we approach investments. Just a few decades ago, creating an investment portfolio was a relatively simple affair. Mutual funds were the captains of the financial services industry and any stocks owned by individuals were most likely large cap, blue chip, American names. The idea of owning assets outside of the U.S. was considered risky and unnecessary… Read full article at Seeking...
Dogs Of The Dow And Other Market Strategies

Dogs Of The Dow And Other Market Strategies

Investing in the stock market properly requires a carefully crafted strategy in order to succeed. Most investors are familiar with the biggest two methods: growth investing and value investing. Beyond those two though are a number of other valid strategies that aren’t as well known, but still effective… Read full article at Seeking...
Best Hedges For An Uncertain Market

Best Hedges For An Uncertain Market

The S&P 500 has swung down -10% and swung up 6% in a little bit of a rollercoaster ride over the past couple of weeks and volatility as measured by the CBOE VIX Index peaked above 25 over a week ago as investors scrambled for some kind of direction. The ongoing geopolitical concerns, depressed commodity prices, Ebola scares, and economic slowdowns appear to have finally halted the bull market’s advance. It’s not yet certain if the recent reversal back up will reverse course again and go back down or continue to jump up on positive earnings and bullish Fed sentiments… Read full article at Seeking...
The Secret Junk Bond Bomb That Could Sink The Market

The Secret Junk Bond Bomb That Could Sink The Market

The long bull market has finally begun to crack if October is any indicator. The S&P 500 over the last week has swung between -10% and -3.5% down from its September highs, succumbing to multiple fears including falling oil prices, geopolitical events, downgraded global growth predictions and the Ebola scare… Read full article at Seeking...