Over the past few years, many investors have avoided developed international equity markets for a variety of reasons: anemic growth, disappointing economic data and geopolitical uncertainty. Brian Manby discusses reasons why investors should be optimistic about international equities again.
The “There Is No Alternative (TINA)” mantra is a refrain that says stocks should be bought because bond yields are so paltry. Now that rates are rising, is the recent embrace of value stocks here to stay? Jeff Weniger discusses.
How indexes for emerging markets are constructed matters, especially when the news cycle is dominated by Washington-Beijing relations. Read how emerging market investors can protect their portfolios by avoiding Chinese state-owned enterprises.
The stock market is having a moment of truth. A two-week window in late August/early September witnessed so-called “Minimum Volatility” strategies lose their luster, underperforming Value by 4 percentage points. Could this value trend continue?
The S&P 500 has been struggling at the 3,000 level for months. U.S. equities seemed unstoppable back in in June and July, but August and September were choppy. Our dividend-weighting approaches could help protect investors from a possible market decline.
Businesses with excess cash have a choice: move it off the balance sheet as a dividend, which is often a taxable event, or repurchase shares, where taxes can be more easily managed. The latter can make a ton of economic sense, which is why share buybacks have become the other dividend. Jeff Weniger discusses strategies that focus on buybacks and shareholder yield.