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Gross Gives Janus Much-Needed Shot in the Arm

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By: Jeff Benjamin

Just like that, Janus Capital Group Inc. has become a fresh new face in the bond fund universe with the abrupt and unexpected signing of Pimco co-founder and fixed-income guru Bill Gross.

“The market sees this as a huge shot in the arm for Janus,” said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Lipper Americas Research, citing the early 35% spike in Janus’ stock price today.

With just $13 billion in total bond fund assets, compared with $67.8 billion in equity fund assets, Janus is still small potatoes for Mr. Gross, who is used to dealing in trillions at Pacific Investment Management Co. But the trend is certa

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Didn’t get in on the Alibaba IPO? These ETFs did

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tumblr_n5zh9vgx6k1tubinno1_1280 By: Jeff Benjamin With the dust still settling around last week's historic stock offering by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA), two exchange-traded funds have tweaked their policies to include the new stock earlier than normal. Financial advisers showed little interest in chasing the hot stockfor their clients, but some ETF managers are hoping Alibaba adds some appeal to their funds. The $29 million Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO) has fast-tracked the record-setting stock offering to include Alibaba this Friday, five market days after the $25 billion IPO. Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital, said the standard policy is to add newly public comp

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California Earthquake for Hedge Funds

By Barry Ritholtz
This was the big news yesterday out of California:
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers) today announced that it will eliminate its hedge fund program, known internally as the Absolute Return Strategies (ARS) program, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce complexity and costs in its investment program. The staff recommendation, supported by the Investment Committee, will exit 24 hedge funds and six hedge fund-of-funds valued at approximately $4 billion.
Though this move may shock some people, it was one of the most-telegraphed actions that the nation’s biggest pension fund has made. The seeds for this were planted last year, when Calpers moved the authority over hedge funds from its equity desk to its fixed-income group. Bond investors look at the world very differently from equity investors. The crit

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What Does The Jobs Number Mean To The Government

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In an article published September 4th, 2014 on Fox News Ed Butowsky explains that jobs, while important for our families, are more important to the government. Why? Because jobs is how the government generates revenue to pay for programs our country needs to sustain and expand itself. Like clockwork every first Friday of the month at 8:30am the Department of ...

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Ed Butowsky Reviews Different Companies In The Sector Report

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Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox Business Varney & Co. to discuss various industry sectors like high tech sectors dealing with Snapchat and Apple, Retail sectors dealing with Walmart, Sears and even Target, and the Pharmaceutical sector. Related articles across the web Ed Butowsky Talks Consumer Spending On The Real Halftime ...

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Study: 70 Percent Of Americans Say Recession’s Impact Is Permanent

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There is another problem surfacing, just as the President leaves to raise money, it’s the economy. Government bean counters say that the economy in the U.S. will grow at a mere 1.5%. April through June appeared that maybe the economy was on track for a 4.2% growth, but overall investors and analysts are pessimistic at the economy. Moreover, 7 out ...

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The Real Story With Ed Butowsky

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Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins The Real Story on Fox News to weigh in on the Man Panel to discuss the resent events around Tony Stewart and his proposed return to NASCAR racing and the NFL’s stance against domestic violence. Related articles across the web Ed Butowsky Joins The Real Halftime ...

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Ed Butowsky Talks Consumer Spending On The Real Halftime

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While all eyes have been on current events around the world reports indicate that consumers in the US are not buying as much as they have in the past. Is this an indicator to stocks of Walmart and other grocery and merchandise companies? Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox Business Varney ...

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U.S. Markets End Week Mixed After Ukraine-Driven Slide

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The U.S. markets ended mixed this week after a major sell-off on Friday fueled by Ukrainian crisis related news. this of course while other news of crisis around the world continue in Iraq and Syria. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox News America’s News HQ to discuss how Americans should protect ...

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Ed Butowsky Joins The Real Halftime

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Global current events are all over the news understanding how to react to them relative to your investments is what many people worry about. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox Business Varney & Co. to discuss the impact to investment portfolios due to current events around the world and even in ...

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