Consumer spending helps fuel the economy, but, as Russ explains, still sluggish spending continues to limit growth.
With the top two positions at the Federal Reserve soon to be open, Russ discusses how the easy money era goes back a long way.
Russ explores why both risky assets and traditional safe havens have performed well this year, and whether that can continue.
Value stocks have largely sat out the broader market rallies this year. Russ explains why, and what could spark a return to investor favor.
Russ discusses the trend behind the surprising gold rally this year, and why the political drama in D.C. means it may continue.
Whatever happened to the increase in interest rates that was supposed to occur? Russ explains.
Russ discusses an enigma: Stocks continue to climb higher and volatility is at all-time lows while disarray reigns in Washington.
High yield is not responding to the fall in oil prices like it’s 2016. Russ talks why the pain point is lower today than 18 months ago.
Russ explains why investors should pay more attention to the stock-bond correlation coefficient and understand its impact on investment portfolios.
Should soft commodity prices portend slowing growth and concern investors?
Russ discusses why momentum, which has thrashed value this year, could struggle in the second half.
Stocks are getting expensive by traditional measures. Russ takes a look at what history tells us about what could happen next.
Russ discusses why many technology stocks have tumbled recently, without any obvious reason.
Russ explains the different circumstances that have pushed the U.S. dollar downward and what the recent retreat means for your investments.
With political uncertainty on the rise in D.C., will market volatility spike? Russ discusses why the economy and credit markets matter more.
Russ talks about why bond yields remain low this year, despite expectations of a rise.
Russ discusses the important trends that emerged from a compelling conference of finance, business and political leaders.
With risks abounding in the markets, Russ discusses the case for health care as a defensive sector.
The “reflation trade” that began in late 2016 has lost steam. Russ discusses what comes next.
Small cap stocks are faltering this year. Russ describes why and whether that will continue.
Volatility is creeping back into the markets. Russ discusses why that holds some peril for momentum stocks.
Although the value of a currency can impact your international holdings, Russ talks about when it makes sense to hedge that effect.
While most investors focus on potential returns in their portfolios, Russ discusses why risk and correlation are just as important.
The rally in value stocks may have stalled, but Russ discusses why the trend still has further to go.
Volatility is low, but political uncertainty is high. Russ discusses what is causing this and whether it can continue.
Russ discusses the signs that inflation is rising faster than many expect, and what that means for your portfolio.
With U.S. stocks rallying, investors may be tempted to stick with a home country bias. Russ discusses why Japan is still worth a look.
Investors have been bidding up stocks in anticipation of policy shifts by the new administration. Russ discusses the policy that matters most to investors.
Stock markets have been very quiet lately, but as we get ready to enter 2017, things may change. Here's why.
Russ discusses four reasons why the rebound in inflation is likely to continue.
Stocks have been helped by low rates and inflation. Russ suggests that may be changing.
Russ describes what has driven the small cap rally, and explains why its days may be numbered.
Russ explains why the post-election selloff in bonds may be a longer-term, not temporary, phenomenon.
In the post-election markets, investors are preparing for the potential for higher growth—and inflation. Russ discusses the implications for investors.
Gold has rallied recently with the return of political uncertainty. But Russ points to another factor that suggests the gains can continue: inflation.
International stocks have started to outperform U.S. stocks. Russ explains what's behind the comeback and why it may continue.
Often, high levels of cash in investors' portfolios represent excessive caution. Russ explains why this time is different.
Despite underperforming recently, high yielding defensive stocks are still expensive. Russ sees better value elsewhere, namely technology.
Historically low bond yields have helped boost stocks in recent years. Russ discusses why this may no longer be enough.