LiveCast: Expanding the High Dividend Portfolio
In today’s market environment, generating income remains top of mind for many investors. As we enter 2024, it’s important to stay ahead of the latest high dividend ETFs, portfolio construction techniques, and systematic strategies. High dividend ETFs are gaining interest among investors, but many remain unaware of their alpha potential and pitfalls to avoid, which is why we’re inviting you to join VettaFi and Geoff Kelley with Manulife Investment Management for a 30-minute LiveCast focused on income generation.
Alternative Allocations: Alternatives by Franklin Templeton—Access Granted
Franklin Templeton recently hosted due diligence meetings with financial advisors where Tony Davidow, Senior Alternatives Investment Strategist, led discussions focused on alternative investments.
Black Friday Expectations & AI Hype
The likes of consumer resiliency based on the earliest readings on Black Friday sales and the degree to which the Artificial Intelligence theme continues support the idiosyncratic tendencies of the markets concentrated in the Magnificent 7.
Magnificence Beyond the Magnificent 7
Whether famous or infamous, the Magnificent 7 stocks have been 2023’s stock market story. However, the fundamentals of the Magnificent 7 aren't uniquely superior, and the breadth and depth of other growth opportunities seems historically large and attractive. In our latest insight, we complete an analysis of US companies with expected earnings growth greater than 25% and compare it against the Magnificent 7 stocks.
The Advantages of Free-Cash Flow in Portfolio Construction
Free-cash-flow yield is the surplus cash after expenses and investments divided by the price of the security. Free-cashflow yield has been used for a long time by active hedge funds. Now it has become part of the indexing landscape, competing for assets with other quantitative approaches. It has historically outperformed in markets that favored value stocks and shown resilience in growth markets. My guest today will explain why, in today's intangible asset-driven economy, traditional metrics like price to earnings and price to book face challenges, making free cash flow a more relevant valuation metric. We will discuss how advisors should think about free cash flow and the steps VictoryShares & Solutions has taken to enhance traditional approaches.
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Wall Street’s $300 Billion Middleman Rides Model-Portfolio Boom
Brooks Friederich is a little-known figure in the world of investment advisory, even among the Wall Street cognoscenti. Yet every year, the 39-year-old — and his Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based employer Envestnet — helps steer billions of dollars into tailor-made strategies for financial advisers, part of what’s known as the model-portfolio boom.
Bitcoin ETF Hype Has Wall Street Eyeing $100 Billion Crypto Potential
It’s touted as crypto’s big breakthrough on Wall Street: The imminent arrival of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds that will kick open digital-currency investing to the institutional and retail masses.
The Problem of Mixed Market Signals and Correlations
Confounding market and economic signals persist as the year’s end draws near. In a year punctuated by heightened uncertainty as investors attempted to navigate a confluence of risk factors, stock and bond correlations proved a significant challenge to traditional portfolios.
The Future of Investment and Wealth Management
Topics discussed included the future of investment management and generational differences among investors as well as trends and technologies transforming the industry, including artificial intelligence (AI) and digital assets.