Minisode - Meeting the Income Challenge for Advisors and their Clients
There is an income challenge for advisors that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Virtus ETFs offer a distinctive and innovative solution to that problem, which is a collection of non-traditional income-oriented investment strategies that provide investors the potential for higher levels of income.
Investors Are Piling Into Safe Havens on Coronavirus Fears
Gold mining stocks have broken out, with several hitting new 52-week highs this week. Gold royalty and streaming companies, including Franco-Nevada and Wheaton Precious Metals, also hit fresh 52-week highs.
Why Americans Want Socialism
I don’t believe they really want socialism. Few even understand what it is. What they want is change. They see little hope for improvement in their situations, no matter how hard they work and sacrifice. They don’t see anyone in authority trying to help them. So, when someone offers what sound like easy answers, they jump aboard.
Changes to the Market Forecast
The Lazard Multi-Asset team details their views over the next six to 12 months. While the United States-China Phase 1 trade agreement and the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union have reduced near-term uncertainty and improved sentiment, the coronavirus outbreak in China could have a noticeable negative effect on global economic activity.
Five Reasons to Consider Investing in Small-Cap Value Stocks
Many investors overlook lesser-known smaller companies in favor of well-known behemoths, but there are some mighty values in small-capitalization (cap) stocks, according to Franklin Small Cap Value Fund Portfolio Manager Steve Ranieri. He outlines five things for investors to consider.
Existing-Home Sales Declined in January
This morning's release of the January Existing-Home Sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million units from the previous month's revised 5.53 million. The Investing.com consensus was for 5.43 million. The latest number represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous month and a 9.6% increase year-over-year.
What’s Behind the Breakout in Gold?
This week’s breakout in gold is an epic expression of our times in which potential economic problems are quickly followed by massive actual and expected responses by central banks and governments. The problem de jour (for both markets and the public) is of course the real and scary health and economic consequences of a further spread COVID-19.
Minisode - Using Non-Traditional Sources of Income
In today’s low-interest-rate environment, a pervasive challenge for advisors is the need for income-oriented solutions for clients, especially those at or nearing retirement. That need has led many to seek high-risk sectors of the bond and equities markets. The consequences of those decisions could be disastrous for investors. So we are going to look at another solution.
Improving Client Experience Through Better Risk Tolerance Assessments
For many investors, the beginning of the year is a time for them to review their investing strategies and reassess their risk tolerance. Though the U.S. stock markets have been on an incredible run last year, recent polls of economists and American voters indicate great concern about a looming recession.