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Fixed income has struggled thus far in 2018, with the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. aggregate down 1.6% year-to-date. But in this period of rising interest rates, not all fixed income is responding uniformly.
The investment outlook for 2019: Late-cycle risks and opportunities
Momentum investing is a strategy which looks at relative trailing 6- and 12- month price performance when determining which stocks to overweight. 2018 has been a good year for momentum stocks, which are up an impressive 11.4%*.
We have now seen actions, rather than just rhetoric, on U.S. China trade in a broad sense. While it will take markets some time to fully and appropriately price in the impact, it was encouraging to see markets not react too poorly to the first round of ta
Each quarter, in the midst of earnings season, we write a market bulletin focused on U.S. corporate profitability.
With the U.S dollar having strengthened 6.6% in the last six months, investors are beginning to question whether the dollar has fundamentally changed direction after declining in 2017.
The 2Q18 earnings season has begun, with the major banks kicking things off at the end of last week. We expect many of the themes that dominated earnings announcements in the first quarter to continue in the second
Taft-Hartley defined contribution plans: The pros and cons of trustee- vs. participant-directed investment
Should trustees of Taft-Hartley plans manage the plan investments themselves or permit participants to direct the investment of their individual accounts?