Making the Most of Merger Arbitrage
Merger arbitrage can create highly attractive returns. But there’s a big problem: hedge-fund managers typically take 30%–50% in fees. We advocate a smarter way to approach merger arbitrage investing, with much lower fees.
A Multi-Asset Approach to Assessing Risk and Opportunity in Emerging Markets
While there are a number of uncertainties in the global economy today, many investors may not realize the depth and breadth of potential opportunities emerging markets still offer—on both the equity and fixed income side.
Immediate Annuities May Fit Into Retirement Plan
I advise against variable, indexed (i.e., equity-indexed and fixed-indexed), and other similar annuities that pay high commissions, have high surrender charges or have high annual fees. But SPIAs may have a role in retirement plans.
Where to Get Income in a Low-Yield World
So far in 2020, the yield on the 10-year Treasury has averaged 0.01 percent when adjusted for inflation. Since the end of January, it’s actually dipped below 0 percent, trading as low as negative 0.14 percent on January 31.
Gold Projected to Beat the Market in 2020: CLSA
CLSA predicts that the price of gold will beat the S&P 500 in 2020. The Hong Kong investment firm has an impressive track record when it comes to making market predictions—last year it had a 70 percent hit rate—so it may be prudent to take this one seriously.
Minisode - The New ETF That Avoids Losers Instead of Picking Winners
Granite Shares is an ETF company focused on simple, cost-effective access to commodity and alternative investments.
Market Valuation, Inflation and Treasury Yields: Clues from the Past
Our monthly market valuation updates have long had the same conclusion: US stock indexes are significantly overvalued, which suggests cautious expectations on investment returns. In a "normal" market environment -- one with conventional business cycles, Federal Reserve policy, interest rates and inflation -- current valuation levels would be a serious concern.
But these are different times.
Is Private Equity Out of Capacity?
Private assets are popular today as investors are reaching out on the risk spectrum for return. This behavior is always interesting to us since history shows it often leads to losses. We wanted to dig into private markets and see if excess returns are easily earned.
Farsighted Expectations: Wealthspire Advisors 2019 Q4 Review
Unlike the weather, where predicting over the long term has much more error than predicting for tomorrow, we have a better idea of probable outcomes for how markets will perform in the 2020s than how they will do in 2020.
A Perspective on Secular Bull and Bear Markets
Was the March 2009 low the end of a secular bear market and the beginning of a secular bull? At this point, over ten years later, the S&P 500 has set a series of inflation-adjusted record highs based on monthly averages of daily closes.
Party Like It's 1999
The longest bull market in history keeps rolling along. And the recipients of this bull market’s run are losing money hand over fist. There are more than 40% of listed companies in the U.S. that lose money – the highest level since the late 1990’s outside of post-recession periods.