After an extremely rapid industrial transformation, China sits at a crossroads that presents both compelling opportunities and significant risks. However, investing success demands a deep understanding of China’s long-term plans, political landscape and key trends. Brian Beitner, Managing Partner of Chautauqua Capital Management, discusses China’s complexities and inherent investment opportunities.
In this edition of the Muhlenkamp Memorandum, Ron and Jeff discuss the Small Business Optimism Index chart which is produced by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). It is based on monthly surveys of its members in order to better understand the environment in which small businesses are operating.
We may not be able to control the direction of the markets or the rate of inflation, but we can control the amount of money we spend.
This article takes a hard-nosed look at the pummeling being taken by active management and argues that improving can no longer be approached passively. It must become a core competency for every active manager.
Impact investing continues to grow in popularity. Donor-advised funds are a useful tool for impact investing, provided that donors and their advisors are aware of certain points before making these investments.
I question why any financial advisor would want to use B.I.C.E., given the likelihood of significant reputational damage that would result for the advisor.
How much do investors worry about volatility? It comes down to their life stages. Dr. Brian Jacobsen takes a data-driven look at retiree and non-retiree viewpoints, with results from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.
With the charitable foundations of both presidential candidates under scrutiny, advisors should be aware of the issues around self-dealing.
If U.S. inflation rises above 2%, how much inflation overshooting would the Fed tolerate? The Bank of England’s policies may provide clues.
To me, it looks like investors have almost fully embraced the idea of low growth and low inflation. If either of these factors surprise to the upside, we could exit the relatively narrow trading range the market has been in for the past few months.