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U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Investors Sour On Equity Funds As APs Pump Money Into Equity And Bond ETFs
The Nasdaq Composite Price Only Index (+1.35%) posted the strongest returns of the broadly followed U.S. indices for the fund-flows week, followed by the S&P 500 Price Only Index (+0.99%).
Xerox’s HP Bid Walks, Quacks Like Carl Icahn
Has Xerox made a copy of Carl Icahn’s playbook? Ejecting a company’s board is something other companies don’t do often, and activist investors attempt reasonably frequently.
Countdown To Brexit: U.K. Economic Indicators
The United Kingdom plans on exiting the European Union by Jan. 31, 2020, which will be the third time Brexit has been delayed.
Telco IPO Is Only One Way To Paint Africa Orange
French telecoms group Orange faces a tough call on floating its African unit. Listing a chunk of the business, which could be worth 13 billion euros, would raise some cash and potentially boost the company’s valuation.
Richemont’s Triple Test To Add Share Price Sparkle
The $46 billion Cartier owner appears to have weathered a Hong Kong luxury sales slump.
U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Fixed Income Funds Drive The Week’s Overall Net Inflows
This week’s net inflows were led by the taxable bond funds group (+$12.2 billion), while municipal bond funds contributed $2.3 billion to the total.
FTSE 100: Decade In Review
With a bull market over the last decade, global equities have provided strong returns for investors in most regions.
Albertsons IPO Would Call On Cerberus’ Tamer Side
Cerberus Capital Management has twice tried to unload Albertsons, the U.S. grocery chain, without success. Now it is trying its hand yet again.
2019 – A Disappointing Year For Active Equity Funds
However, despite 2019 being a good year for equities markets generally, as well as a year that recouped the poor fund flows of 2018, active funds really haven’t shown any signs of being able to statistically beat their passive peers.
Silicon Valley Wakes Up To Financial Independence
After office-space innovator WeWork’s nightmarish failure to go public last fall, scooter-sharing outfit Lime is the latest startup whose vision now includes making a profit.
Equity Funds Suffer Largest One-Year Net Redemptions On Record Despite Strongest Returns Since 2009
U.S. fund investors were net redeemers of equity funds even though the category posted its strongest one-year return in a decade (+24.05%), withdrawing a net $289.4 billion from the conventional fund business.
Norwegian Air Shuttle: A Challenging Outlook
European airlines have been facing their fair share of headwinds including Brexit, Boeing 737 Max delays and oil prices.
U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Equity Fund Investors Take ‘19 Profits Off The Table, Embrace Fixed Income Funds
For the third week running, investors were overall net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $10.2 billion for Lipper’s fund-flows week ended January 8, 2020.
Grubhub Jump-Starts Race For Food-Delivery M&A
Grubhub has jump-started the race for food-delivery consolidation. The company is mulling a sale, according to the Wall Street Journal, an obvious solution to problems Chief Executive Matt Maloney spelled out in an October letter to shareholders.
Big Tech Will Be Both Friend And Foe To Big Pharma
The new technology could help drug companies develop better therapies – and charge more for them.
Hotter Inflation Is The Best Surprise To Hope For
The death in December of Paul Volcker, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve and famed inflation-fighter, is a reminder that galloping price increases used to be a problem.
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