Hedged equity (or options overlay) strategies can provide higher risk-adjusted returns over broad-based equity indexes, in part by using options to minimize the impact of market disruptions and downturns.
Article arguing that recent events strongly suggest the euro will survive, though prosperity will be unevenly spread across the eurozone.
Includes discussion of Europe, the US, Japan, emerging markets, and infrastructure
Article discussing how low growth, low yield environments are good for equity income investing.
High-yield portfolios should now combine yield with dividend growth. Cash flow analysis helps determine if dividends are sustainable
Paper examining market reaction to economic improvement, & the likely outcomes when central banks unwind the aggressive monetary policies
Despite attractive valuations, emerging market equities have underperformed. Things are improving, but a headwind looms: monetary policy
Analysis of Italy's highly volatile political environment, and the possible implications for the markets
Article examining the economic effects and investment implications of the US fiscal cliff agreement