Following a volatile end to the second quarter, most global capital markets bounced back with strong performance in July turning all asset classes positive for the year-to-date.
A small group of U.S. companies have performed extremely well over the past 12 months (ending May 2016) and made the valuation of the overall U.S. equity market (Russell 1000® Index) more expensive. We believe that this creates stock-picking opportunities for skilled active managers.
The key indicators in the Economic Indicators Dashboard reflected the volatility investors experienced in June 2016.
Recent volatility has reinforced the benefit of staying the course. Trying to time the market to miss the worst days requires two decisions – getting out and getting in. It’s hard to get one correct, let alone both.
Markets in June 2016 responded to the surprising Brexit decision. Russell Investments’ CIOs share their insights.
Documenting workflows isn’t for the faint of heart. But it is essential for advisors who are serious about creating a sustainable business.
For many investors, today’s low interest rate environment increases the need to consider a wide opportunity set to meet yield requirements. For taxable investors – even those who aren’t in the top tax bracket – municipal bond vehicles may help them reach their outcomes.