Four Myths About Investing Outside U.S. Markets
With U.S. shares reaching lofty valuations and fundamentals firming up in many other countries, financial advisors would be wise to consider increasing a client’s non-U.S. holdings. So why do many advisors hesitate making this allocation?
The Modern Gold Rush - Making Sense of Today’s Precious Metal Investment Opportunities
With the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, the dollar continuing to weaken, and uncertainty surrounding the culmination of the U.S. election cycle, investors are focusing on precious metals as a potential investment solution. In this webcast, Steve Dunn, CIMA®, Head of Exchange Traded Funds, and Stan Kiang, Director of Strategic Accounts, will speak on behalf of Aberdeen Standard Investments to discuss why we believe precious metals are a critical component of a well-diversified investment portfolio. Gold and Silver prices have been surging of late, but this webinar will lay out the fundamentals underlying the need for a longer-term, strategic allocation. This webcast is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) Credit.
Limiting Risk and Growing Wealth with Fixed Income
Advisors need to help retirees and other investors limit downside risk and grow their wealth. We at Sierra share this goal, and in this webinar we will provide perspective on the challenges facing financial advisors. We will discuss how to build a well-diversified fixed income allocation that seeks to deliver the benefits of bonds, while mitigating against rising rates, defaults, bond market illiquidity and stock market volatility. We will also introduce a truly tactical, rules-based investment approach with the goals of limiting downside risk and producing returns that a conservative investor would deem satisfying.
We will review:
- The Emotional Challenge – Stocks vs. Bonds
- Seven years of “yield fixation”
- The risks in fixed income allocations through three lenses:
- Interest rate risk
- Bond funds that don’t act like bond funds
- Does shortening duration provide rotection?
Quarterly Market Outlook: Walking a Fine Line
Markets have been walking a fine line, with a still-struggling economy on one side and hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough on the other. Heading into the fourth quarter, there are both encouraging signs and cause for caution.
Still Looking for Alternatives? How about Real Assets?
Ed Perks and Gene Podkaminer of Franklin Templeton’s Multi-Asset Solutions team discuss the attractions of alternative assets that can offer natural portfolio diversification. Over a longer-term horizon, they continue to believe global stocks have greater performance potential than global bonds, or alternatives, but this outlook will not be reached along a smooth path.
Northern Trust Capital Market Assumptions Five-Year Outlook: 2021 Edition
In recent years, global equities had slightly outpaced market forecasts for lower equity returns. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit the global economy, putting an end to the 10-year bull market. Equity markets have now started to recover, but the pandemic introduced and exacerbated challenges that we expect to subdue financial market returns over the next five years.
For Multi-Asset Investors, Defense Is Now a Team Effort
Sovereign bonds have long been the prime defensive asset for multi-asset portfolios. But in today’s extraordinary market conditions, should investors make more extensive use of other defensive choices?
Smaller Stocks Open Broader Windows to Emerging Markets
Equity investors in emerging markets (EM) typically focus on large-cap companies. But allocating to smaller companies can help broaden an EM allocation by providing a different mix of exposures to opportunities across countries and sectors—and can bring potential for higher added value.
Is The Market Overbought?
The S&P 500 SPX and Nasdaq NASD have recently hit a series of fresh all-time highs and the Dow DJIA now sits less than 2% off of its all-time high which has many people wondering if the market is overbought and due for a correction.