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  • 5 Top Zacks #1 Rank Balanced Mutual Funds

    Yahoo! Finance (Canada) - 09/01/2015

    Balanced funds provide investors with the convenience of buying into a single fund rather than holding both equity and bond funds. This category of funds also reduces a portfolio's volatility while providing higher returns than pure fixed income investments. Fund managers of such funds also enjoy the flexibility of varying the proportion of equity and fixed income investments in...

  • US corporate bonds going through a barren stretch

    Financial Times - 09/01/2015

    US bond markets have suffered the longest barren spell for at least 20 years as stock market volatility has deterred even the bravest...

  • FSC to tighten investment controls

    TaipeiTimes - 09/01/2015

    The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) yesterday said that it is to tighten controls on how investment assets are recognized among insurance carriers as the nation prepares to fully adopt the International Financial Reporting Standard 9 (IFRS 9) guidelines in 2018. Current accounting standards allow domestic insurers to group less-liquid investment assets that yield fixed income,...

  • Discretionary Bond Sales Tend To Reinforce Investor Redemptions: BIS

    Value Walk - 09/01/2015

    Discretionary bond sales by emerging market economy (EME) bond mutual funds tend to reinforce sales driven by redemptions by ultimate investors, according to the Bank for International Settlements. BIS analysts made this observation in their August white paper titled: “Investor redemptions and fund manager sales of emerging market bonds: how are they related?” They suggested that...

  • Cesca Therapeutics Secures $15 Million Financing From Institutional Life Sciences Fund

    TheStreet.com - 09/01/2015
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    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:KOOL), an autologous cell-based regenerative medicine company, today announced the signing and initial closing of a definitive agreement on August 31, 2015, to raise $15 million in senior secured convertible debentures and warrants from one institutional...

  • Scotia U.S. $ Bond Fund Change in Investment Objective

    Marketwired . - 09/01/2015

    TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 01, 2015) - ScotiaFunds, managed by 1832 Asset Management L.P., today announced that at a special meeting...

  • U.S. Government Bonds Strengthen As China Data Stirs Markets

    4-Traders - 09/01/2015

    Investors sought safety in U.S. government bonds on Tuesday after a gauge of China's manufacturing sector fell to a three-year low, adding to anxiety over the global growth outlook. In recent trading, the yield on the benchmark 10-year note was 2.167%, compared with 2.204% on Monday, according to Tradeweb. Yields fall as prices rise. Global stocks and crude oil prices sold off...

  • Bond star: don't wait for EMD euphoria to return...just start buying

    Citywire Global - 09/01/2015

    Investors should not wait for a consensus to build around the merits of emerging market assets and should instead take advantage of current opportunities. That is the view of Colm McDonagh , head of emerging market debt at Insight Investment, in his latest market update. The Citywire A-rated manager believes emerging markets are undergoing a cyclical sell-off rather than a financial...

  • Is There Misplaced Fear in Dumping Munis?

    Financial Planning - 09/01/2015

    Municipal bonds are a rare asset class with an outsized retail influence. According to the Investment Company Institute, individual investors hold about 35% of muni bonds directly and another 36% indirectly in mutual funds, closed-end funds and ETFs. Unlike insurance companies, pension managers and others with an unlimited investment horizon, retail investors are susceptible to...

  • Craft beer maker BrewDog's £25 million crowdfunding drive looks like it's stalling

    Business Insider Singapore - 09/01/2015

    BrewDog dropped ‘fat cats' over London to celebrate raising £5 million in just 20 days. BrewDog — the Scottish craft beer maker that's known for its Punk IPA — just launched two new crowdfunding drives on platform Crowdcube, letting people buy shares and offering a bond. Investors can buy a minimum of two shares for £95 ($145) or lend BrewDog a minimum of £500 ($768) in the form of...


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