posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Downsizing your home in retirement can help you achieve your financial goals.
posted on Monday, September 28, 2015
Many people only think of life insurance in terms of income replacement and paying for final expenses but, for certain investors, life insurance as an asset class can be an important part of their overall financial strategy. For instance, it can help families protect their wealth in several ways, from providing funds to pay estate taxes to the realization of tax deferred (and even sometimes tax-free) gains.
posted on Monday, August 24, 2015
The excitement of football is on everyone's mind, teams are beginning to complete their game plans for the coming season, and you've started strategizing your perfect fantasy football team. But have you completed your financial strategy? Here are a few tips for putting together a game plan that is sure to tackle debt and leave you doing your victory dance.
posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015
We expect another quarterly earnings gain in the second quarter despite the drags from oil and the U.S. dollar.
posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Fixed income markets showed signs of a growth scare in July 2015, with lower real yields, lower inflation expectations, and a flatter yield curve.
posted on Friday, July 31, 2015
As the currency of the world's largest economy and largest exporter, the dollar naturally plays a dominant role in international transactions.
posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Puerto Rico's debt crisis remains isolated and not symptomatic of the broad municipal bond market.
posted on Friday, July 24, 2015
The latest Beige Book suggests that the U.S. economy is still growing at or above its long-term trend, and that some upward wage pressures continue to emerge.
posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The additional supply expected from Iran and the slow response by producers to reduce supply may lengthen oil's stay in the $50-60 range.
We have tempered our previous enthusiasm for the energy sector and at current oil price levels view it as a market performer.
posted on Friday, July 17, 2015
As companies report second quarter 2015 results, the health of the global economy will likely get plenty of attention.
posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015
Due to still expensive valuations and low yields, we believe the current low-return environment could potentially persist for high-quality bonds for several years.
posted on Monday, July 13, 2015
Our view remains that the Fed is on track to hike rates for the first time in this cycle in late 2015.
posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The referendum result this weekend throws Greece's future in the currency union firmly in doubt.
posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2015
We do not believe transports' weakness is a signal of an impending economic and market downturn.
Historical data suggest transports' underperformance may actually be signaling a buying opportunity for the S&P 500 rather than a sell.
posted on Monday, June 29, 2015
We continue to expect roughly flat bond returns for 2015, as the choppy market environment witnessed over the first half of 2015 continues.
posted on Friday, June 26, 2015
When someone asks, "How is your health?" you can usually give a pretty definitive answer. Your knee aches, your back is a little stiff and so on. But what if someone asked you, "How's your financial health?" What would your answer be? Would you know what to say?
posted on Monday, June 15, 2015
Better economic growth and higher inflation expectations are driving confidence in the trajectory of the global economy.
posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The latest Beige Book suggests that the U.S. economy is still growing at a pace that is at or above its long-term trend, and that some upward pressure on wages is beginning to emerge.
posted on Friday, June 05, 2015
Lingering uncertainty over Greece, U.S. economic growth, and the Fed may continue to create a tug-of-war on bond prices that will likely continue to lead to a low-return environment.
posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2015
We give the Fed partial credit on equity and bond market impact.
The U.S. equity market performed exceptionally well during all three QE rounds, with the broad stock market increasing by 164%, as measured by the Russell 3000. The Fed partially helped lower bond yields (and boost bond returns) during its QE program.
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