The Big Picture for the Week of November 21, 2010

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As a follow up to yesterday’s post deconstructing a Dollar Proof portfolio from Morningstar I thought it might be interesting to explore the Dollar Proof concept going sector by sector as not every equity sector is so easy to add foreign exposure but m…

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The Big Picture for the Week of October 31, 2010

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Morningstar posted a short interview with Jack Bogle that is worth discussing (hat tip to ETF Trends for posting this). Most noteworthy are Bogle’s comments about why he is not a big believer in foreign investing.The general tone of this post will be t…

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Freeport (NYSE:FCX) Fair Value Raised by Morningstar (Nasdaq:MORN)

Morningstar (Nasdaq:MORN) said they are raising their fair value estimate for Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) by $4 a share on the soaring price of gold. “We are raising our fair value estimate for Freeport-McMoRan FCX by $4 per share to reflect the rapid appreciation we’ve seen in gold over the past few months. In contrast to our long-term price forecast for copper, which is informed by our view of

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Janus Flexible (JAFIX): A ‘Sterling’ Track Record

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Filed under: Newsletters , Mutual Funds , Recession , Financial Crisis Janus Flexible Bond ( JAFIX ) is a so-called multi-sector bond fund whose consistently good year-to-year performance has resulted in a sterling long-term record,” says fund expert Mark Salzinger . The editor of the No-Load Fund Investor explains, “For all of 2008 and 2009, Flexible Bond produced a cumulative total return of 18.9%, vs. only 6.9% for the multi-sector funds tracked by Morningstar. Over the past five years, Flexible Income’s annualized return of 6.6% places it among the top 7% of all the fixed-income funds we cover. “Over the past two years, the fund was the 10th best performer of every fund we track. In 2008, when most funds with significant holdings of corporate bonds produced major losses, Flexible Bond produced a gain of 5.6%. Continue reading Janus Flexible (JAFIX): A ‘Sterling’ Track Record Janus Flexible (JAFIX): A ‘Sterling’ Track Record originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) Issued "BBB" Rating by Morningstar

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) is now being covered by Morningstar, and their first credit rating for the company was a “BBB.” Morningstar said, “After retiring a sizable chunk of debt in 2009 and early 2010, Freeport reported pro forma total debt of $5.1 billion at April 1. With a significant cash hoard, only modest maturities over the next five years, and preferred dividend requirements ending

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