The Fed could contain inflation fears in the bond market by taking a more hawkish stance.
As we enter 2017 and the beginning of the Trump presidency, the US equity bull market is almost eight years old. In fact, the eight years since the “great recession” has been a bull market not just in domestic equities, but in almost every global financial asset class.
Two thirds of financial advisors (65%) believe that the need to differentiate their firm from competition will be greater than ever over the next five years, according to the June Independent Advisor Outlook Study from Charles Schwab. Incorporating charitable planning services into a practice is one way to meet this challenge.
Uncertainty was a major theme in 2016, which had a pronounced impact on the financial markets. In times like these, it’s important to work with investment managers who are experienced at navigating these markets. In this outlook, Pacific Funds investment managers discuss insights, themes, and trends that may shape the market in 2017.
Investors tend to think of floating-rate bank loans as an antidote to rising interest rates. It ain’t necessarily so.
Can Mr. Trump perform miracles? How can we indulge in meaningful speculation about the unforecastable? The President-elect does have some relevant experience — running companies with mountains of debt.
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GSAM expects the long post-crisis economic recovery to continue in 2017 and prefers equities over credit and credit over rates. Broadening exposure beyond conventional stocks and bonds, identifying opportunities in emerging markets and deploying more dynamic asset allocation strategies are some ways to adapt.
The Year of the Dynamic ETF With the world digesting the surprising results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, the team at IndexIQ has turned their thoughts to next year and their top five ETF-focused trends and insights for 2017.
Certain economic concepts have been a source of frustration to investors over the years. The movement of bond prices up or down to bring existing bonds in line with prevailing interest rates would be one example.