Author Archive for Jaylene Howard

The tide may be turning: 2 reasons to favor Europe and Japan over the U.S.

2 reasons to favor Europe and Japan over the U.S.

The U.S. stock market (Russell 3000® Index) has beaten many of its peers in the past 5 years ending March 2016. We believe the tide is turning.

June 2, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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Going back in time to understand retirement investing today

Help clients gain perspective by “time traveling” through the evolution of saving for and spending in retirement.

Apr 5, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner

Income investing: potential perils and benefits of preferred stocks

Preferred stocks were the glimmer of hope for income investors in 2015. But buyer beware before committing a chunk of client portfolios to that potential source of income.

Feb 16, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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4 questions to ask of income-focused funds

Help your clients conduct the necessary due diligence on their income-focused funds to guard against inappropriate risk-taking.

Jan 12, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
October 2015 Markets in Perspective

Markets in perspective – October 2015 in review

The October Markets in Perspective reveals strategists’ expectations of market volatility when the Fed eventually raises interest rates.

Nov 12, 2015 Categories: Economic Insights
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A conversation on infrastructure with Adam Babson, Portfolio Manager Global Infrastructure

Have you considered some of the opportunities – and risks – inherent in listed infrastructure investments in light of central bank policy divergence and growing emerging markets?

Apr 28, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner

Home-country bias: still pervasive, still limiting

Do your clients suffer from “home-country bias-itis” in their investment portfolio? Some powerful stats might help cure that syndrome – and potentially put your clients in a better position to meet their long-term goals.

Mar 31, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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