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As shares worldwide have plunged 8%, the only funds in positive territory were those lucky enough to focus on utilities and other industries deemed defensive -- those seen as more immune to an economic slowdown. Image: Bloomberg
24 Stock Funds Avoiding This Year's Market Carnage
After a far-from-stellar 2015 for equities, almost no one was prepared for such a rough start to 2016. But two dozen funds tracked by Bloomberg with more than $1 billion in assets have outperformed many of their peers.
The Shanghai Index slid more than 6% after outflows from China reached a record $1 trillion last year, more than seven times that of 2014. Read More »
The $15 trillion rout in global equity markets since May is reawakening the lure of gold for investors seeking safety. Read More »
Turmoil returned to global markets as oil plunged and U.S. stocks sank to the lowest levels in 21 months, fueling a rush into haven assets. Read More »
"When China is down and oil drops every day, the market recognizes it has substantial issues," says Oppenheimer's CIO. Read More »
U.S. stocks extended their three-month lows, with the Dow down more than 180 points, amid a China-led rout that continued to engulf equities around the globe. Read More »
While some clients may worry about rising interest rates, other factors, such as China and energy, could have a much greater effect on stock prices in 2016. Read More »
“We’ve had a number of negatives out there in the U.S., and China is a reminder that there aren’t many things to be bullish about going into this year,” said Michael O’Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading Institutional Services. Read More »
U.S. stocks slump to their lowest levels since mid-October, amid fears that a Chinese economic slowdown will dampen global growth. Read More »
These must-reads capture wide-ranging view points on the turmoil and uncertainties jolting global economies. Read More »
The flurry of repatriation that took place during the third quarter amid China's shock devaluation and the plunge in global equities bodes well for stocks, according to a note from Barclays. Read More »
Given the potential for further ECB easing combined with Federal Reserve tightening in the near future, European stocks could perform well in the months ahead. Here are some European ETF choices for advisors and clients who favor dividend-paying equities. Read More »
“Estimated stock returns will dwarf fixed income,” said Howard Ward, chief investment officer for GAMCO Investors. Read More »
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