Low return imperative

The Low-Return Imperative: Investing uncomfortably

Market returns for the next 10 years are likely to be lower than historical averages. Three rules may help investors navigate the low return environment.

Dec 20, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Trump Tax Plan

Don’t neglect tax-aware investing in light of potential tax cuts. Potential tax reform doesn’t.

Although it’s likely that there will be some form of tax cuts in 2017, the main take away for investors is: Taxes are not going to 0%. Tax-aware investment strategies should still be an important part of investor portfolios.

Dec 15, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Non-US stock markets

3 indications that non-U.S. stock markets can be great again under Trump

Trump’s victory, rising economic populism on both sides of the Atlantic and poor recent performance of European markets notwithstanding, we believe fundamentals suggest better prospects ahead for non-U.S. equities.

Dec 13, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner

7 proofs that bonds don’t always go down when rates rise

History shows that in the past 7 U.S. interest rate hike cycles, average bond returns have been positive. That may hold true again in today’s rising rate environment.

Dec 6, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Emerging Markets

What next for emerging markets under Trump?

Although President-Elect Trump’s anti-trade campaign rhetoric casts some shadows of doubt on emerging markets investments, opportunities remain, particularly for nimble investors with commensurate risk tolerance.

Nov 29, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Post-election outlook for interest rates and bonds

Post-election outlook for interest rates and bonds – and why we believe now’s not the time to dump bonds

The sharp rise in interest rates since the Nov. 8 elections has been challenging for many bondholders. Help your clients avoid knee-jerk “sell” decisions in response.

Nov 24, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Will the election trump the DOL rule? Don’t bet on it.

Will the election trump the DOL rule? Don’t bet on it.

Despite speculation about the fate of the DOL fiduciary rule under the new Trump Administration, Russell Investments believes advisors should stick to their current implementation plans.

Nov 22, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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