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Putnam Investments, 10/24/13

In a hasty retreat from bond markets, investors pulled around $67 billion from bond funds in June. Ironically, economic growth is taking a lot of the blame. Driven by concerns over the Fed's economically "contingent outlook" for ending its massive bond-buying program starting sometime in the closing months of 2013, investors have begun to second-guess their rate-sensitive income strategies. With no widespread expectations of U.S. economic prospects suddenly dimming in the months ahead, it is plausible that ... Continue

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Modern investing tools and absolute return strategies

A type of flexibility common to many absolute return strategies is the ability to use modern investment tools such as derivatives, including forwards, futures, and option contracts. A trained, professional money manager can ...

7/31/13

Beyond stocks and bonds

One potentially powerful dimension of absolute return investing involves alternative asset classes, a broad category that includes investments such as commodities, real estate, equity and fixed-income derivatives, and foreign currencies. Freedom ...

6/12/13

How to fight inflation with absolute return

One of the perennial concerns of investors is inflation, and for good reason. Inflation erodes one's purchasing power. That can leave investment returns - particularly returns that are largely composed of ...

5/29/13

Smoothing out the rough patches

How absolute return strategies can help provide a less volatile investment experience U.S. investors have had to become increasingly self-reliant in order to fund a larger portion of their retirement income for ...

5/28/13

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