As the implications of the DOL’s fiduciary standards rule begins to sink in, many advisors are wondering “What motivated the DOL to do this?”
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.
Friday’s global market drop looks to be an extension of the stock market weakness we have seen since 2016 began. We believe, at its core, this weakness is a reprise of the weakness we saw last August and we expect much the same result.
Investors are generally trying to invest savings over time to create enough wealth at some specific point in the future. The conundrum is, they typically require a higher rate of return than their preferred level of risk is likely to provide. How can you help guide clients to the right balance of risk, return and behavior?
For investors, one major challenge to success comes when their instincts, hardwired into human behavior for millennia, can push them to make the exact wrong decisions.
Emerging Market equities didn’t deliver the returns the Russell Strategist team was expecting in the first half of 2013. Nevertheless, relative valuations, earnings estimates and global economic growth forecasts give us confidence that we’re right on emerging markets – just early.
Abenomics was intended to stimulate the stagnant Japanese economy and was well-received by equity markets, as measured by the steady climb of the Nikkei in the first five months of 2013. However, the Japanese government now appears to be easing off of the tougher reforms in the face of political pressure. In our view, backing off now wouldn’t be good for the Japanese economy in the long run.