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2016 was quite a ride for investors

2016 in review

Despite a tough start to the year and some unexpected, market-moving events throughout the year, all major asset classes remarkably finished 2016 in positive territory

January 10, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Muni bond outlook

Setting expectations for taxable clients in 2017

Municipal bonds may help taxable portfolios weather potentially volatile markets in 2017 as capital markets adjust to the new Administration’s policies and approaches.

Dec 29, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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

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
Bond yields

Gaining perspective on the U.S. high yield bond market

Raising U.S. interest rates didn’t affect bond markets the way many pundits anticipated, but the bond markets certainly haven’t been sleepy. Are your clients’ portfolios appropriately positioned?

Feb 23, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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