Dalio and Gundlach Say Emerging Markets are Risky

A host of concerns across the globe are raising red market flags for heavy-hitting investors such as Ray Dalio and Jeffrey Gundlach, says a recent Bloomberg article. Among the concerns; rising global turmoil and terrorist activity, valuations that “no longer compensate for potential flareups in North Korea and Venezuela,” and unpredictability on Wall Street. Emerging market shares are among the assets causing worry, given that they are yielding less that U.S. junk bonds for “only the third time in history,” the article says. According to the article, DoubleLine Capital CEO Gundlach’s believes traders should be “moving toward the exits” on […]

Gundlach: Bond Market Trouble Ahead

DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach believes the recent bond sell-off is a “sign of more pain to come for Treasury bulls,” according to a Bloomberg article from earlier this month. The rise in bond yields, the article says, coupled with a “Federal Reserve seemingly committed to raising interest rates a third time this year and speculation the European Central Bank could announce a tapering of bond purchases by the end of the year ” spells trouble for bonds going forward. The narrowing yield curve is also fueling liquidation, the article says, adding that the spread between five- and 30-year yields […]

Gundlach: Washington Establishment Trying to Stall Trump Agenda

DoubleLine Capital’s Jeffrey Gundlach thinks Washington is trying to get in the way of President Trump’s agenda by “running out the clock on his administration.” This according to a recent article in Bloomberg. The article outlines comments made by Gundlach during the televised Senate testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in which he argues: The probability of a recession is low. The low volatility in the markets is probably winding down. This summer will see higher bond yields and lower stock prices. “If you’re a trader or a speculator,” Gundlach said, “I think you should be raising cash today,” adding, “If […]

Guru Feedback from Barron’s Mid-Year Roundtable

Most participants in this year’s Barron’s Roundtable think “the markets will soon get more interesting, and not in a pleasant way,” according to the publication’s recent summary, which includes excerpts from comments by market heavy-hitters such as Jeffrey Gundlach and Mario Gabelli. “After all,” the article says, “U.S. stocks are expensive, the economy is dullsville, and interest rates are about to rise.” Noting that the market’s gains have been unevenly distributed since the last Roundtable (held January 9th of this year), the article quotes Delphi Management founder Scott Black who says small- and mid-cap value stocks have been “left in […]

Gundlach Says Go Long Emerging Markets

Despite conventional wisdom that says rising U.S. rates will strengthen the dollar, Doubleline Capital chief investment officer Jeffrey Gundlach recommends going short on the S&P 500 and long on emerging market stocks, according to a recent Bloomberg article. At the Sohn Investment Conference earlier this month, Gundlach quipped, “What the heck, let’s have some fun.” In a CNBC interview, Gundlach explained he isn’t predicting that the S&P 500 will fall, but suggested that “this year’s bet is a relative value play,” the article says. He emphasized, however, that investors have to watch out for value traps. “I don’t like catching falling […]