NEW YORK The specter of sovereign default looms large for world economies in coming years, and the debt tsunami that has engulfed countries from the United States to Dubai poses a threat to recovery, top money managers at the Reuters Investment Summit said this week.
NEW YORK Investors who have parked cash in money-market accounts have been paying for their search for safety with pitiful returns.
NEW YORK There are more gains to squeeze out of U.S. equity markets in 2010, and, particularly, out of the cyclical stocks that have already done very well, money managers said at the Reuters Investment Outlook Summit this week.
NEW YORK A strategy to invest in higher-yielding assets using low-interest-rate currencies will remain in favor in 2010, with sterling stepping in alongside the U.S. dollar as the prime currencies financing these trades.
NEW YORK A growing middle class unburdened by the excessive debt plaguing Western consumers means emerging markets still offer plenty of opportunities to make money next year even after a meteoric rise in 2009.
NEW YORK Federal Reserve blunders before the financial crisis have damaged its image, but the central bank remains the logical regulator of banks, market experts said at the Reuters Investment 2010 Outlook Summit.
NEW YORK A "fusion portfolio" with Western ingredients and Asian techniques is among Barclays Wealth's favorite recipes for investing in fast-growing Asian economies.
NEW YORK U.S. junk bonds, the hottest fixed-income market in 2009, are still a good investment option in 2010 in a low interest rate world, money managers said at the Reuters Investment Outlook Summit this week.
NEW YORK Talk of deflation isn't thick among investors but deflationary pressures pose a big worry and major hurdle for the Federal Reserve and other central bankers, guests at the Reuters Investment Outlook 2010 Summit said this week.
NEW YORK Commodities may be falling now after rising too far, too fast in a recession year, but the cyclical nature of these markets means another price explosion may be coming, investors and strategists at the Reuters Investment Summit this week said.
NEW YORK As the United States climbs out of recession, questions linger over whether the worst downturn in more than 70 years has left a permanent scar on the American psyche that will sharply constrain a recovery.