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.
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.
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.
The typical news cycle about the upcoming elections, low returns and high volatility have caused concern among many investors unsure about how to best position their portfolio. Four key habits of some of the most successful investors may help.
Recent volatility has reinforced the benefit of staying the course. Trying to time the market to miss the worst days requires two decisions – getting out and getting in. It’s hard to get one correct, let alone both.
With the U.S. economy continuing on its path of moderate growth and U.S. equity markets (Russell 3000® Index) posting their third straight month of positive returns in May 2016, the Economic Indicators Dashboard currently shows no warning signs.
The April 2016 reading of the Economic Indicators Dashboard reflects that the economy continues to appear to be in healthy shape, however it will be watched very closely as the Federal Reserve decides timing of the next interest rates hike.