Advisors Diversify Portfolios as Higher Volatility Looms: Natixis
Strategic beta use has doubled in the past three years, Natxis found in a review of advisors' portfolios.
Oil Tumbles as Saudi-Iranian Discord Puts OPEC Agreement at Risk
Saudi Arabia insists all OPEC members agree to production cuts for pact to take effect; Iran's oil minister says his nation won't cut output.
Decay and Investing: When Time Keeps On Slippin’ Into the Future
A good understanding of the concept of “decay” is instrumental in managing certain investments (with apologies to Steve Miller and a nod to “Trading Places”).
6 Predictions for Trump-Era Housing Market
Zillow reports that Trump’s policies could cost first-time homebuyers more as construction workers benefit from higher pay.
The Benefits of a 50% Currency Hedge
Using the "hedge of least regret" discourages investors from trying to time currency moves.
Are Commodities Stuck in a Bear ‘Super-Cycle’?
Higher rates and a stronger dollar are weighing on commodities prices, especially precious metals.
Is Active Investing Really a ‘Loser’s Game?’
Charles Ellis’ new book argues that being an active manager is a “loser's game,” meaning that investing is a zero-sum game.
Gross on Trump: ‘Populism Takes a Wrong Turn’; No Bull Market Bounce
Janus’ market guru predicts Trump’s one term will ironically be “damaging” for “jobless and low-wage American voters.”
7 Steps Wealthy Are Taking to Reap Trump’s Tax Bonanza
Even middle-income Americans are moving to profit in 2016 from lower taxes in the future.
Post-Election, Where Can Active Managers Add Alpha?
To begin, consider these 15 sectors and issues to find areas where an investment advisor can add value to client portfolios.