The Urban-to-Suburban Exodus May Be the Biggest in 50 Years
This “exodus,” as some are already calling it, may end up being among the biggest in U.S. history, or at least the biggest since the 1950s and 60s. A record 27.4 percent of homebuyers sought to move out of their metro areas in the second quarter, according to Redfin data.
S&P 500 Snapshot: Up 2.75% YTD
The S&P 500 started the week out fairly steady, only to drop upon open Thursday. The index continued its decline on Friday only to bounce back slightly at close. It is down 1.12% from Thursday, 2.75% YTD, and is 7.3% below its record close.
Minisode - The Latest Developments in Hedge Fund Replication
Dynamic Beta’s portfolios seek to match or outperform the portfolios of leading hedge funds by identifying, and investing directly in, the key drivers (or factors) that explain recent pre-fee performance. Its engine is based on over a decade of research into the primary sources of returns among Equity Long/short, Managed Futures and Multi-strategy hedge funds. Its portfolios consist only of highly-liquid futures and/or ETFs.
Rational Exuberance? Explaining Global Equity Market Gains
Global stock markets seem to be defying the reality of recessions this year. Despite recent volatility, we think market gains for the year are more rational than perceived, given the powerful impact of stimulus and low rates on stock valuations.
Got Gold? Bottom-Barrel Rates to Last for Years to Come
At least through 2023: That’s how long the Federal Reserve expects near-zero interest rates to last as it seeks to support an economy that’s seen more than 60 million jobless claims since mid-March. Gold has thrived in this low-rate environment, hitting an all-time high of $2,070 an ounce in early August...
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?
Interest Rates and Their Impact On Stock Values
Many investors are attempting to justify higher stock “valuations” because interest rates are at historical lows. I would agree that lower interest rates could affect “market valuations” based on the simple law of supply and demand. The concept is simple, when fixed income offers lower returns it logically stimulates more demand for equities where higher returns can be found.