Number of Times VIX Closed Below 10 During Calendar Year
China's Bond Markets - Two Reasons Why the Year of the Dog Might Have Some Bite
1-on-1 With Michael Hasenstab: Market Changes and Challenges
U.S. Consumer Price Index Rises Sharply. Does This Mean More Fed Rate Hikes Are in Store?
S&P 500 Snapshot: Index Bounces Back
A Long-Term Look at Inflation
RecessionAlert Weekly Leading Index Update
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update: WLI Down from Last Week
Investors are Paying the Price for the Fed’s Experiment
Just as the well-meaning economists of the Soviet Union didn’t know the correct price of sugar, nor do the good-intentioned economists of our global central banks know where interest rates should be. Even more important, they can’t predict the consequences of their actions.
Madeleine Albright on Devin Nunes, Dennis Rodman and America’s Biggest Threats
In preparing for her 2000 visit to North Korea, Madeleine Albright was told that Kim Jong-il was an avid basketball fan. “I am totally responsible for Dennis Rodman,” she said.
The Tech Landscape: Results of the 2018 Technology Survey
The 2018 Software Survey, conducted by Advisor Perspectives, Joel Bruckenstein at T3, and my firm, Inside Information, offered by far the most comprehensive data on the advisor tech landscape ever collected. In all, we received 1,554 useable responses, representing firms very small to very large, across a broad spectrum of experience in the business.
How to Rescue an Underfunded Retirement
A Contrarian View of the RIA M&A Boom
How to Find Great Hires
Six Legal Risks that will Zap You when Publishing Content
A Referral Opportunity Advisors Rarely Recognize
How the Spike in Volatility Punctured the "Short Vol" Trade
How to Know When Active Management Performs Best
Peak Hubris: Challenging Dalio and Grantham
The Man Who Outsmarted Casinos – and then Wall Street
As Good As It Gets: 2017 Annual Review
With robust economies and strong financial markets heading into 2018, this may be as good as it gets. But that can be taken in two ways — either things have never been better or things will never be better. It is a subtle but important distinction. The first carries an optimistic tone; the other assumes a more pessimistic connotation. Investors are lining up on both sides as they assess the prospects for 2018. This paper reviews market conditions from a variety of angles.
The Risk Contribution of Stocks
Most investors tend to believe that stocks are a good—perhaps even the best—investment in the long run. However, the reason for expecting good performance from stocks is perhaps not always clearly articulated: Quite simply, it is because they are risky. “The Risk Contribution of Stocks” is Part 1 of a 3-part series.
The Importance of Asset Allocation vs Security Selection
Virtually nobody disputes that Asset Allocation has the greatest impact on portfolio performance and yet most Advisor-designed portfolios are dominated by active funds trying to “win” through security selection.
If you want to construct resilient portfolios that can thrive under most market conditions (including periods like the 2008 Global Financial Crisis), it’s time to consider global adaptive asset allocation. We’ve prepared this exclusive whitepaper to explain why. Don’t miss it!
Why NAFTA Negotiations Are Stuck: A Look at Key Issues
NAFTA is facing an existential threat. The US and its global trading partners could be entering uncharted territory.