Orange on-off switch

2014: The year stock “ons” were “off”

For investors focused on the headlines in 2014, it may come as a surprise that U.S. equity markets (Russell 3000® Index) actually finished the year in strong positive territory. The surprise to us, however, lay in the very narrow market leadership – and the make-up of that leadership group.

Feb 3, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner
EU Flags

QE, Europe style

Wondering about the implications of Europe’s decision to step into the quantitative easing game? Russell’s Senior Investment Strategist in London, Wouter Sturkenboom, shares his views.

Jan 29, 2015 Categories: Economic Insights
October 2014 Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators Dashboard – December 2014 update

The December 2014 reading of the Economic Indicators Dashboard showed some interesting developments in the U.S. inflation rate and consumer sentiment, in particular.

Jan 27, 2015 Categories: Economic Insights
Arrows

Looking for a potential alternative to bonds? Look no further.

For those investors intent on finding an alternative to bonds, the pickings currently appear slim, in Russell’s view.

Jan 22, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Interactive storytelling

The art of interactive storytelling

Using interactive tools to help explain investment concepts and decisions can make client meetings more memorable and engaging – for advisors and clients alike.

Jan 20, 2015 Categories: The Art of Advising
Cheap gas prices

Cheap oil: More fuel than foul for the economic engine

Senior Investment Strategist Wouter Sturkenboom delves into the possible wins and losses cheap oil may generate for the global economy.

Jan 15, 2015 Categories: Economic Insights
Geese flying

New year’s resolution: Employing disciplined investment strategies

Markets aren’t perfect – but neither are investors. What if this year, you helped your clients to embrace their imperfections – at least when it comes to their investment portfolio?

Jan 13, 2015 Categories: The Art of Advising

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