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Why Diversification Is Not Dead: A Small-Cap Example

by / Emerging Markets, Equity, Small Caps on September 28, 2016

“Diversification is dead” has been a common refrain in recent years. Over the last decade, global asset allocators have received complaints from clients who wondered why they were invested in anything beyond the S&P 500 Index, or really any broad measure of U.S. equities, as the U.S. markets outperformed the rest of the world.

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/ ETF Education, ETF Liquidity, ETF Trading on September 27, 2016

Become a Smarter ETF User: Look through the Wrapper

Many investors judge ETFs for investment candidacy based just on their on-screen characteristics of assets under management, average daily volume and bid/ask spread. By doing that, they may be ignoring the majority of ETFs out there and potentially missing out on some helpful investment tools.

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/ Fixed Income, Currency & Alternative, Market News, U.S. Treasuries on September 26, 2016

Fed Watch: The Day after Tomorrow

The highly anticipated “Fed meeting of the year” has now come and gone, and investors still seem to be asking themselves: What comes next?

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/ Fixed Income, Currency & Alternative, Japan on September 23, 2016

Investors Shift Focus to Shape of Global Yield Curves

While the shape of global yield curves is generally relegated to the purview of fixed income strategists and economists, many investors are now starting to take note of not only the level of interest rates but also their relative slope. 

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/ Japan, Market News on September 21, 2016

Yes, the Bank of Japan Wants a Weaker Yen and Stronger Banks

From stronger banks to a steeper yield curve and a possible overshoot in inflation−our Japan CEO, Jesper Koll, summarizes the outcome of BOJ meeting yesterday.

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