The Top 5 Most-Read Investing Stories Of 2023
With only a week remaining to 2023, the stock market is poised to end the year up a respectable 25% or more. That’s despite a number of significant hurdles, from multiyear-high interest rates to ongoing fighting in Ukraine and the Middle East.
Spot Bitcoin, Alts, and Active: An Innovator’s Perspective
VettaFi’s Financial Futurist Dave Nadig sat down with Som Seif, the founder & CEO of Purpose Investments, to give investors and advisors more insight into what is going on in Canada. In addition, the pair discussed a multitude of different topics, including Bitcoin, to help give investors a better understanding of the Canadian market overall.
The Case for Private Market Investing
Hamilton Lane (Nasdaq: HLNE) is one of the largest private market investment firms globally, with nearly $857 billion in assets under management as of June 2023, providing innovative solutions to institutional and private wealth investors around the world.
In this episode, my guest, Steve Brennan, will discuss the private market opportunity for advisors and HNW investors. For financial advisors looking to minimize the impact of public-market volatility on their clients’ portfolios, private equity is a long-term investment vehicle that gives an investor an extended period to invest their money and protect it from the turbulence of the markets. Private-market investing can provide gains for HNW investors who have traditionally focused on real estate and private-credit strategies.
But many advisors still don't invest in private markets. Steve will discuss the opportunity in private investing, how it works, and most importantly, how to use it in the context of a portfolio.
Mid-Year Market Outlook
Investors have had a lot to contend with thus far in 2023. Moderating economic growth, persistent inflation, volatile interest rates, falling profits, stress in the banking sector, war in Ukraine, and the debt ceiling debate all combined to weigh on sentiment.
Financial Independence Remains a Top Priority Despite Employee Feelings of Financial Anxiety
US workers are clearly feeling the strain of economic uncertainty, according to Franklin Templeton’s third annual “Voice of the American Worker” study.