Stories by Stan Choe

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Main Street holds up as Wall Street struggles

NEW YORK - Wall Street is hurting, and Main Street doesn't care. It's got burgers and cars to buy.
By Stan Choe

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Some funds offer to tame market's chaos, but at a price

A smoother ride for stock investors sounds dreamy after this year's big swings for the stock market, but the "low-volatility" funds pitched by the investment industry come with their own risks.
By Stan Choe

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

2016 investment forecasts: Expect less and buy antacid

NEW YORK - Investing is becoming more of a grind. Expect it to stay that way.
By Stan Choe

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Seeing opportunity, stock-pickers narrow their portfolios

NEW YORK — It’s been a rough few years for stock-picking mutual-fund managers, and investors keep dumping them for the higher returns and lower expenses of index funds.
By Stan Choe

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

How high-yield bonds became a source of worry for stocks

NEW YORK — How upended have the rules of investing become? How’s this: Investors are talking about whether problems in the market for corporate bonds may spill over into stocks and drag down their ...
By Stan Choe

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Of Mutual Interest: Passive mutual funds can be active corporate watchdogs

NEW YORK — Vanguard's Glenn Booraem talks about the index-fund giant's new approach to governance.
By Stan Choe

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Of Mutual Interest: Loomis Sayles' Elaine Stokes on bond fears

The Fed is looking to raise rates, and bond fund investors are scared. Should they be?
By Stan Choe

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Of Mutual Interest: Oakmark's David Herro talks patience

Oakmark International's David Herro talks about the value of waiting in stock investing.
By Stan Choe

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Of Mutual Interest: Calvert Investments chief talks sustainable investing

NEW YORK — Responsible investing isn’t just for hippies wanting to avoid stocks of tobacco or alcohol companies anymore.
By Stan Choe

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Of Mutual Interest: Many losers, few winners in 3Q mutual fund review

Bond funds offered a modicum of protection last quarter, while stock funds ran into a wall.
By Stan Choe

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Mutual fund trends: Give stock pickers a chance?

NEW YORK — Bad news keeps piling up for stock pickers, but not everyone is giving up on them.
By Stan Choe

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Of Mutual Interest: 'Hedge funds for the masses' get a stress test

Mutual funds that use hedge-fund strategies aim for a smoother ride; they're getting tested.
By Stan Choe

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Alternative-energy funds are better at absorbing oil's spill

NEW YORK — Even as the tumble in oil prices pummels the industry, one small -- and perhaps surprising -- group of energy stock funds has held up better than its peers: those investing in ...
By Stan Choe

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Fearful of being left out to dry, bond funds hold more cash

Fund managers are bulking up on cash, Treasurys in preparation for a less liquid bond market.
By Stan Choe

Friday, June 12, 2015

Why it matters that so few mutual fund managers are women

Q&A: Why raising the percentage of mutual fund managers who are women could help investors.
By Stan Choe

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Of Mutual Interest: Taxes matter in fund investing, even when there's no bill

NEW YORK — Tax-efficient mutual funds have had even better before-tax returns than their rivals.
By Stan Choe

Friday, May 15, 2015

Regaining strength: Emerging-market funds cruising again

NEW YORK — Emerging-market stock funds are making big moves again, and this time it’s in the good way.
By Stan Choe

Friday, April 17, 2015

REITs and rising rates: Pushing against conventional wisdom

NEW YORK — Are real-estate mutual funds going to see a price drop? Real-estate investment trusts have been on a tremendous run since the financial crisis. 
By Stan Choe

Friday, April 3, 2015

Of Mutual Interest: Nearly everything was a winner for 1Q mutual funds

NEW YORK — Sometimes, nearly everyone wins. Stock and bond mutual funds of all types racked up more gains in first 3 months of the year.
By Stan Choe

Friday, March 27, 2015

Of Mutual Interest: Muni bond returns to be more muted

After a stellar 2014, municipal-bond mutual funds are likely to offer more moderate returns.
By Stan Choe
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