Economic Indicators Dashboard – April 2015 update

October 2014 Economic Indicators

Let’s take a closer look at a few of the indicators on the May 2015 Economic Indicators Dashboard and decipher what they may mean to the macro environment.

May 21, 2015 Categories: Economic Insights

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Gaining perspective on recent active manager equity performance

Recent active manager performance may well be testing your – and your clients’ – patience. Here are some reasons why it shouldn’t shake your faith in active management, though.

May 19, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Toll road

Could toll roads potentially pay you?

For most people, a toll road is simply another expense. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Investing in toll roads, or other infrastructure assets, may be an attractive addition to a diversified portfolio.

May 14, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner
April Market Review

Markets in perspective: April 2015 in review

The April 2015 Asset Class Dashboard shows a strong month for Non-U.S. equities – especially Emerging Markets. The divergence in returns may remind investors of the potential power of diversification, and the importance of sticking with asset classes that underperformed in prior periods.

May 12, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner

Changing the income mindset

If your clients are ‘reaching for yield,’ it may be an opportunity for you to steer them towards a more diversified approach that seeks to achieve a ‘responsible’ yield.

May 7, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Mountain climbers

The pros and cons of a strong dollar

The strong U.S. dollar tempered returns from non-U.S. investments for U.S. investors in 2014. But that’s not a reason to throw in the towel on global investing.

May 5, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Millennial Investors

Helping Millennials find the courage to invest – and stay invested

Millennial investors tend to share the Silent Generation’s strong aversion to risk. How can advisors help counter that predisposition?

Apr 30, 2015 Categories: The Art of Advising

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