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Lipper 2011 Third Quarter Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Oct 2011, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Serious concerns on the fate of Greece, European banks, and even the euro itself sent Treasury-related categories to the top of the performance charts in Q3. The "risk-off" trade forced High Yield and Emerging Markets Debt groups plunging. Jeff highlights these and other trends in his WebEx presentation.

Lipper 2011 Third Quarter Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Oct 2011, by Tom Roseen
Equity Funds suffered their worst declines since Q4 2008, losing 17.44% for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. For the quarter, only 2 of Lipper's 86 equity fund classifications posted positive returns: Dedicated Short-Bias Funds (+29.82%) and Commodities Specialty Funds (+1.17%). World Equity Funds (-20.44%) lagged their Mixed Equity Funds (-10.08%), Sector Equity Funds (-15.36%), and U. S. Diversified Equity Funds (-16.67%) cohorts in Q3. Tom highlights Q3 trends in this WebEx presentation.

Lipper 2011 Second Quarter Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 29 Jun 2011, by Jeff Tjornehoj
The flight to quality trade looks to send Treasury-related categories to the top of the performance charts in Q2. Municipals debt funds--despite dire predictions for municipalities by certain analysts--have performed exceptionally well as the pipeline for new bond issuance dried up. Record-level issuance of high yield corporate debt during the quarter appears to have come to a screeching halt and High Yield Debt Funds turned in some of the fixed income world’s worst returns. Jeff highlights these and other trends in his WebEx presentation.

Lipper 2011 Second Quarter Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 29 Jun 2011, by Tom Roseen
Equity funds took it on the chin this quarter, declining 3.16% (based on preliminary data through June 23, 2011). For Q2 2011, only 10 of Lipper's 86 equity fund classifications posted positive returns. Mixed Equity Funds (-1.33%), mitigated losses better than their United States Diversified Equity Funds (-3.11%), World Equity Funds (-3.18%), and Sector Equity Funds (-3.34%) cohorts in Q2. Tom highlights Q2 trends and provides his outlook in this WebEx presentation.
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