The Teacher Retirement System of Texas lost 0.6% during the third quarter on its $14 billion holdings of stocks from countries like China, Brazil, Russia and Turkey. Such declines helped to cap the fund's overall return to 2.2% -- well below the average for U.S. institutional investment plans.
Index funds and ETFs are similar in a lot of ways. Here's how to tell them apart, and figure out which one you need.
Rob Isbitts, chief investment officer of Sungarden Fund Management, says the investing climate is "stormy," and investors still need to moderate their return expectations from stocks.
Fed speak in the spotlight this week.
Adviser Dan Weiskopf writes that in this world of low fees, closed-end funds are not typically thought of as an appropriate retirement account strategy. But as as an alternative to high yield or as a component to an alternative type of strategy, here's a fund that looks very interesting.
In today's podcast Activist Trading, TheDeal's Ron Orol talks with an activism lawyer about defending the company against an ex-CEO and founder of the business.
What's important to understand when investing in closed-end funds or CEF's? Cuts are part of the process of mixing an investment changing environment with interest rates and we can't control interest rates.
If this train wreck happens, it could combine the worst elements of the last four stock market crashes.
Hearing from your fund manager during turbulent times is critical to investors. And the managers of closed-end funds try to do just that. Watch now.
Smaller stocks had outperformed large-caps for much of 2018, but now find themselves down for the year to date after a tough couple months.