As Russ explains, the evolution of the consumer, still a pillar of the markets, has major implications for investors.
Russ explains why monetary easing matters more than geopolitical risks for the markets right now.
Recent data show a slowing economy, but no recession. Russ discusses how to position a portfolio in this environment.
Once again, U.S. consumers are keeping the global economy out of the abyss. Russ discusses why.
Interest rates rose last week, but the surge did not keep stocks from climbing. Russ explains why.
Russ describes the reasons why growth stocks can still outperform value.
Easier financial conditions have lessened the blow of greater political uncertainty. Can that continue?
Given the recent volatility, investors may be wary of tech. Not so fast, Russ explains.
Russ discusses why bonds are his preferred hedge in this environment.
Russ discusses how central banks once again have investors’ backs.
Following months of strong performance, Russ discusses why defensive sectors may be overpriced in the current environment.
Despite structural regional challenges, Russ provides insight on several factors that support European equities.
Russ explains why the suddenly easier central bank policies could be key for emerging markets.
Low inflation may sound appealing, but as Russ explains, it has drawbacks for investors.
With stocks on a rollercoaster ride this year, Russ discusses the various potential hedges that could smooth the ride.
Russ discusses why growth is likely to continue to outperform value for a while.
Markets are not too expensive, or too cheap. As Russ explains, that offers a clue into what could cause the next move.
Russ discusses why volatility has not been more severe, even though growth has softened.
Continuing the post-crisis trend, U.S. stocks have outperformed the rest of the world this year. Russ explains why.
Cyclicals rule. After getting trounced in Q4, year-to-date more cyclically oriented stocks and sectors have trounced “defensive”, less-cyclically exposed names. The trend has been even more pronounced during the past month.
Despite being up 25% from December 2018 lows, Russ discusses the factors that remain supportive of the energy sector.
With growth soft, financial conditions are key for investors, Russ explains.
Russ discusses the divergence between rising stock prices and falling bond yields. What gives and can it continue?
The recent U.S. equity rally has coincided with a drop in volatility. But can that continue? Russ discusses.
Russ explains the mystery of why gold is performing surprisingly well while stocks are rallying.
It’s not just stocks: bonds and commodities are up this year as well. Russ discusses whether than can continue.
Russ discusses why energy, despite rallying – and outperforming -- this year, still looks like a value.
Markets have bounced back from December’s selloff. Russ discusses whether investors have shifted sentiment too quickly.
Russ discusses why the dollar has stabilized and what it means for markets.
After December’s rout, are stocks now reasonably valued? Russ’ answer may surprise you.
It may seem like a poor environment for EM stocks, but they outperformed in the recent volatility. Russ explains why.
There are few signs of a recession, but slowing growth is having an impact. Russ explains why and what steps to take.
Unless oil prices collapse, energy stocks now appear to be cheap, as Russ explains.
After the October selloff, stocks got cheaper. But that might not be enough for a continued rebound, Russ suggests.
Russ discusses why gold, not a popular asset class until recently, has become so as a hedge.
Credit markets are still relatively supportive of stocks, but at the margins, less so. Russ discusses the implications.
Russ takes a look at whether stocks and bonds will move in sync again and what to do if they will.
Investors may be ready to abandon emerging markets, but as Russ discusses, the potential is there for a sizeable rebound.
While momentum stocks have prevailed since 2016, is quality about to have its day? Possibly, if volatility continues to rise, as Russ discusses.
As Russ discusses, we remain in a strong dollar environment, which continues to have consequences for the market.
Data shows a solid economy, yet markets are acting like recession is around the corner. Russ explains why.
As Russ notes, in a world with few bargains, one stands out: Asia.
As Russ explains, dismal performance of emerging markets this year has make them look like a bargain again.
Value continues to look cheap, however predicting when it will begin to outperform is challenging. Russ suggests one potential catalyst: an unexpected acceleration in nominal economic growth.
Russ describes the signs that gold, notoriously difficult to assess, is starting to look cheap.
As Russ explains the key to asset returns in the first half of 2018 was the dollar, not interest rates.
Russ discusses why the energy sector still looks attractive, despite having struggled recently.
Russ discusses why economic conditions (for now) support low volatility in the markets.
Russ discusses why tech stocks are not only not in a bubble, but reasonably valued.
Russ explains why gold is not working as an effective equity hedge, despite higher volatility.