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1. Time To Get Out Of Cash? Stocks? Bonds?
(Matching tags: markets,market timing,diversification,bonds,stocks)
In these uncertain times, clients and advisors both are seeking answers and predictions on how to invest. We always fall back on staying the course through diversification. But, what if it’s different ...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
2. The Fed and Future Interest Rates: 4 Key Questions
(Matching tags: markets,Economic Outlook,research,Federal Reserve,economy,interest rates,bonds,inflation,U.S. economy)
... move in December.  This initial increase will be followed by a pause for a meeting or two in 2016 to allow markets to fully digest the change in regime.   What is the rationale behind ...
Monday, June 29, 2015
3. Looking Ahead To The Fall, September Is Historically The Worst Month For Market Performance
(Matching tags: stocks,volatility,investment strategies,markets)
Most investors and advisors are familiar with the “January effect,” the tendency for the stock market to perform well in January. There’s a less well-known “September effect” ...
Monday, August 19, 2013
4. Junk Bond Issuers Join Crowd Warning Of Interest Rate Risk On Bonds
(Matching tags: markets,Economic Outlook,client education)
Now, even junk bond issuers are warning that prices on the bonds will drop when interest rates rise.   They say their job is to properly structure deals for companies that can fulfill the obligations ...
Thursday, February 28, 2013
5. Risk Averse Clients May Find Comfort In Four Dividend-Paying Stocks That Have Been Steady For Decades
(Matching tags: client satisfaction,investment strategies,markets)
With analysts predicting greater volatility in March because of spending cuts due to hit March 1 and the resurrected uncertainty in Europe, investors may find a bit of peace in four tried-and-true dividend-paying ...
Thursday, February 28, 2013
... seem to get its act together about the budget. The equity markets quaked over the indecisiveness of the Italian election and imminent sequestration.   It’s all adding up to a form of March ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Fed’s accommodative policies seem to be spurring job creation in the auto and housing industries.   In his testimony before Congress this week, Fed chief Ben Bernanke will have that ...
Monday, February 25, 2013
US equities finally reached new five-year highs as investor optimism grew from the recent merger and acquisition activity and increased investor confidence in Germany.   The S&P 500 index ...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The focus of Silicon Valley these days is on online gambling. Developers are turning casual games like FarmVille into opportunities for adults to wager bets.   Most of the focus is overseas ...
Monday, February 18, 2013
10. Drop In Gold Futures May Indicate Gold Run Is Losing Momentum
(Matching tags: markets,investing for income,rebalancing)
Gold futures declined last quarter by more than any other drop in the past eight years. Soros Fund Management LLC cut its exposure to the SPDR Gold Trust by 55%.   Bacon’s Moore Capital ...
Monday, February 18, 2013
11. A Different Approach To Diversification Requires Different Thinking About Different Types Of Risk
(Matching tags: diversification,investment strategies,markets)
... all-time highs and interest rates remain at record lows. Twice since 2000, equity markets have lost over 40%. Prices of real-estate investment trusts (REITs) are at their highest in five years.   ...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Treasury market is showing vulnerability just as concern has been increasing about rising yields. In trading on Friday, the 10-year Note fell 9/32 in price and has risen about .25% so far this year. ...
Monday, February 04, 2013
It’s February 1 and the last day to include an overview of a story in Research Magazine’s February issue as highlighted by Advisor One. Today’s article is on why middle class investors ...
Friday, February 01, 2013
Among the voices expressing concern over the bond market, Goldman Sachs’ may be one of the ones taking action.   For over a year, the firm has been cutting its exposure to possible losses ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Quantopian: Promised nirvana for math and science geeks with the chops to create their own algorithms.   Now, anyone off of Wall Street with the know-how to engage in algorithmic trading can ...
Friday, January 25, 2013
Corporations in Europe are offering investors a different way to counter the low interest rate environment and are also doing themselves a favor.   A new type of bond—called a hybrid—combines ...
Friday, January 25, 2013
Finance professor Teresa Corzo of Madrid says that investor behavior hasn’t really changed much since the 17th century. A researcher at the new Universidad Pontificia focuses on behavioral finance. ...
Friday, January 25, 2013
If you and your clients have been late to the stock market party, there’s still hope for initial public offerings (IPOs).   The last big years for IPOs was in the 1990s and the IPO market ...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
In a seemingly epic regime change in managing macroeconomic policy, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe declared openly its commitment to turning its debilitating deflation into 2% inflation. ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
So far, the number 13 in 2013 is proving to be a lucky one. With 72% of companies beating earnings estimates, the rally in the equities markets is likely to catapult them to record levels.   It’s ...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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