Income-starved investors have a surprising new option: dividend-paying stocks in emerging markets.
By Janice Revell, contributor
FORTUNE -- In a world where 10-year Treasury bonds are yielding a mere 1.5%, it makes sense that investors are flocking to blue-chip U.S. dividend-paying stocks to add income to their portfolios. But you might want to expand your horizons to a more unlikely source of yield: emerging markets. Companies operating in countries such MOREAug 9, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The drop may be small, but if it persists, the decline might just get companies to start investing more. By Nin-Hai TsengNin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Jul 5, 2012 12:48 PM ET
With interest rates near zero, attractive dividend-paying investments are harder than ever to find. Here are four areas for income-starved investors to look.
FORTUNE – If you went looking for a high-yielding investment a few years ago, you might have stumbled upon something called a revertible. The Wall Street concoction, also called a reverse convertible, seemed like easy money. Revertibles offered extremely high yields, as much as 13%, without having to MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Jun 21, 2012 5:00 AM ET
His strategies are used to manage $100 billion - and he's seeing hopeful signs in emerging markets.
FORTUNE – Rob Arnott is one of the few major investors who buys and sells almost any asset anywhere in the world. Not only does he manage Pimco's $27 billion All Asset Fund (PASAX), but as chairman of Research Affiliates he has also devised strategies used to manage $100 billion. Arnott is the father MOREShawn Tully, senior editor-at-large - Jun 4, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Why is Dallas Federal Reserve president Richard Fisher holding as much as $250,000 worth of uranium in his portfolio?
FORTUNE -- If you are worried that inflation might soon soar and you want to protect your 401(k), here's an investing tip: Buy uranium. At least that seems to be the thinking of one of the top officials at the Federal Reserve.
In early February, the Federal Reserve revealed for the first time MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Feb 14, 2012 7:00 AM ET
Outrage is the word for 2012. Hopefully there's enough out there to solve some giant problems that have been festering for far too long.
By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Too much is happening in the world. Politically, economically, and culturally momentous news is occurring on every continent seemingly every day, and it's overwhelming for the hapless citizen striving to stay on top of it all. If you want to impose MOREJan 23, 2012 5:00 AM ET
As U.S. and European economies struggle, investors looking for healthy returns might consider emerging markets.
By Richard McGill Murphy, contributor
FORTUNE -- Today, essentially two global economies exist side by side. The U.S. and its advanced peers continue to struggle with high unemployment, idle capacity, depressed housing markets, and anemic growth. Credit remains tight in much of the developed world, despite historically low interest rates. Debt-laden European nations pose heightened risk for MOREDec 16, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Do you invest through multinationals or local companies? The market may be making the choice easier.
FORTUNE -- Ever since the great crash of 2008, when emerging markets plummeted more than 50%, one strategy has jumped in popularity: buying multinationals to play the fast-growing markets. Giants like Coca-Cola rarely collapse like their developing markets-based competitors. They sell into all the hottest markets such as Brazil, India, and China. And nowadays, multinational MOREScott Cendrowski, writer - Nov 16, 2011 1:34 PM ET
The mutual fund firm's chief investment officer explains how to choose a mutual fund - and where to invest today.
Interview by Mina Kimes, writer
FORTUNE -- Litman Gregory aims to be the all-star team of the mutual fund world. The firm, which has $6 billion in assets, scours the industry for top managers, then commissions each to run a mini-portfolio for its Masters funds. The roster includes such standouts as Oakmark's Bill MORENov 8, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The founder of research firm MacroMavens is down on U.S. stocks but bullish on China, gold miners, and oil.
Interview by Mina Kimes, writer
FORTUNE -- It isn't always easy being a skeptic. Just ask Stephanie Pomboy, 43, a market strategist who jokes that she spent the first half of the year with "nary a cocktail party invitation" because of her bearish outlook. Pomboy, who founded her institutional research firm MacroMavens in 2002 and MOREOct 3, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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