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China is doing well, but US high-yield bond ETFs cause concern

Mantra of passive dominance is dangerous

Without active management, ETFs could increase the boom and bust cycles in stock markets

Are Treasuries a no-brainer macro idea?

The somewhat perverse Treasuries asset bubble could be blown yet bigger, says John Dizard

The multi-asset movement gathers pace

Asset managers are adapting by offering clients a one-stop shop solution

Doomsayers distrust ‘sexy part of market’

Corporate mergers and acquisitions are back with a vengeance

Cocos: return of toxic bubble-era stuff

Extreme fear is overcoming bond buyers’ extreme greed, but John Dizard doubts this will last

A bargain basement index-linked loser

John Plender says negative-yielding bonds could be a bargain, but the difficulty is timing

Pension framework encourages innovation

Retirees must not be left exposed to events that can wipe away their life savings

Sitting on the fence is attractive option

Sharp rotations across asset classes have left investors battered and uncertain what to do next

Rollercoaster of commission-ban denial

Financial advisers seem to suffer five stages of grief over lost revenue


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