U.S. Equity

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No. 1 Ranked Fund Manager Beats S&P 500 For 40 Years

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This fund, run by the same manager since 1969, has beaten the S&P 500 by an average of 2 percentage points a year since 1975.

Yardeni Sees Better Chance For S&P 500 At 2,600 With Fed On Hold

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The Federal Reserve’s implicit patience in deciding when to begin lifting interest rates is raising the odds for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to hit 2,600 this year, according to Yardeni...

SEC Chair To Companies, Shareholder Activists: Make Love, Not War

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Now even healthy, profitable companies are being attacked by activists, said Mary Jo White, chair of the agency.

Bank ETF Lagging As Bears Unfazed By Higher Dividends, Buybacks

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Bank stocks are trailing the broader market even after Federal Reserve stress tests showed some financial institutions had regained enough strength to boost dividends and increase share repurchases.

Mutual Funds Pick Year When S&P 500 Is Up 1% To Beat The Market

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Good news for investors: Far more mutual funds are beating the market than last year. The bad news is that stocks are returning one-tenth as much.

Back To Normal In Stocks Feels Like Trauma As U.S. Bull Run Ages

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The market hasn’t been this turbulent since the European debt crisis three years ago as volatility in currency and energy markets spill over to equities and Fed policy makers signal a rate increase...

Big Problem For Fund Managers: Liking Apple Too Much

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A devotion to Apple is a problem for diversified funds because they want more shares than they can buy under self-imposed risk-reducing guidelines.

Investment Consultants Have A Value Problem

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The investment gatekeepers who help control $25 trillion of institutional money have trouble figuring out who is and who isn't good at money management.

Newcomers Jump Into Activist Investing, Eying Returns And Capital

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The largest new field of activist investors in years is shaking up corporate America, seeking to tap into billions of dollars in available capital and inspired by the outsized returns of brand-name...

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