Markets in perspective – January 2016 in review

January 2015 Market Review

Against a backdrop of modest, but positive, economic growth in developed markets, the global equity market selloff in January appeared oversold driven by investor sentiment.

February 11, 2016 Categories: Economic Insights

What’s the state of the U.S. economy? Check out the Economic Indicators Dashboard | How does your business compare to your peers? Calculate your Advisor Health Index | How have asset classes performed recently? Explore the Asset Class Dashboard

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2015 Capital Gains: Low returns did not equal low taxes

Flat market returns did not necessarily mean low taxes for mutual fund investors in 2015. Make sure you’re prepared for some potentially tough conversations ahead.

Feb 9, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Commodities and cash

What to do with commodities and emerging markets

Emerging markets and commodities have held back diversified portfolios for quite some time. When might the tide change?

Feb 4, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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Rattled by the markets? Consider spreading your bets

Equity markets this year have sent a strong message to investors: Investing for any one market environment successfully requires a crystal ball. If you haven’t got one, consider spreading your bets.

Feb 2, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
October 2014 Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators Dashboard – Volatility watch

Market volatility has undeniably spiked in the first month of 2016 – but the Economic Dashboard shows the VIX is still within its typical historical average. That context may help your clients appreciate that the recent bout of volatility may have felt scarier than it really was.

Jan 28, 2016 Categories: Economic Insights
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Diversification – Not feeling that great?

Recent global equity market volatility aside, many investors may be falling prey to wealth-destructive, natural human behaviors. Make sure your clients aren’t among that group.

Jan 26, 2016 Categories: Economic Insights
2015 markets in review

Markets in perspective: 2015 Market Recap

2015 was a challenging year for most investors and served as a reminder of the benefits of diversification, even though it doesn’t protect against loss.

Jan 21, 2016 Categories: Economic Insights

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