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.
While the inverted yield curve has been getting a lot of attention among bond investors, there is another curve that inverted recently, and that warrants attention from asset allocators in Q4 2019: the VIX curve. Gaurav Sinha discusses how to protect your portfolio in times of heightened volatility.
Last year finally broke the nine-year bull run in equity markets, a length that has been matched only twice since 1950s. Gaurav Sinha covers what measures investors could have taken to help avoid the downturn in equity markets that we saw in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Managed futures strategies have been among the most disappointing investment categories since the bottom of the financial crisis. For those investors who own managed futures strategies, now could be a good time to tax-loss harvest and reinvest in a strategy with less sensitivity to the S&P 500 Index.
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