Classifying alternative investment strategies by objective can help to illuminate the benefits they offer to portfolio diversification.
Concerns linger that the causes of the August market selloff could continue to trouble markets, but it's important to consider fundamentals.
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With some investors questioning the merits of maintaining a bond allocation, our investigation of asset correlations provides insights.
When an asset price collapses, the pain is quick and concentrated, but the benefits tend to be more widely dispersed.
Oil and other commodities look unattractive from a return perspective, but their diversification potential may be improving.
Wage growth has been missing from the current recovery, but the conditions are in place to test whether this is a structural challenge for the Fed.
Today, more than four years into the recovery, capital market opportunities are shifting, with conditions in credit sectors such as high-yield corporate debt becoming a bit less attractive. However,...
Emerging markets are vulnerable to the marginal tightening of U.S. monetary policy, we believe, caused by the reduction in bond purchases by the Fed. In December, the Fed announced...
U.S. GDP growth during the recovery, underway since the middle of 2009, is among the weakest in recent history. It has averaged a little over 2% for the past...