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Potential Risks with Index Funds

James Stack, an investment newsletter editor and money manager, in comparing to active funds, he believes that index funds tend to outperform in a bull market because they are fully invested and the expenses are lower.  However, when the market reverses course, especially in a protracted decline, the loss of the index funds could be exacerbate.  Why?

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Michael Hasenstab buying Malaysia's Government Debt

Fund Manager of Templeton Global Bond - Dr. Michael Hasenstab's latest bold move is buying into more than 10% of Malaysia's government debt last month with $18.54 billion (RM62.13 billion).  Templeton has delivered on average an annual return of 8.1% in the past decade vs 4.4% average by all world bond funds.

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9-to-1 Up Day

“9-to-1 Up Day” – is a technical analysts describe a market session in which the volume of NYSE-listed shares that rise in price is more than 90% of the total volume of all shares that either rose or fell that day.

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沪港通

2014-11-17,沪港通。首日,“北热南冷”明显,沪股通(外资买入沪股)首日额度早早告罄,是港股通(内资买入港股)金额的7倍多。据报道,初期沪股通总额度为3000亿元人民币,每日额度130亿元;港股通总额度为2500亿元,每日额度105亿元。业界预期,未来沪港通“撬动”的资金规模将达万亿元量级。

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Global Macro Hedge Funds Hit by Brutal October 2014

The volatile October and a series of large concentrated bets that went awry, made October a brutal month for some of the world’s largest hedge funds – York Capital and Discovery.

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