THE BLOG

30
Jun

Are You Loss Averse?

Content provided by Paula Wieck, CLS Manager of Investment Research/Portfolio Manager Ever go to a movie only to realize pretty quickly that it’s not going to be any good, but yet you stay and watch it anyway? In retrospect, you wish you would have left the theatre. Wasn’t it bad enough you wasted your money, but...
26
Jun

What’s in a Name: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Content provided by Case Eichenberger, CLS Client Portfolio Manager CLS is known in the financial industry as an experienced ETF strategist. We utilize these versatile investment tools every day. From trading to selecting and everything in between, ETFs are our specialty. We have written several helpful articles on the general nature of ETFs that can...
24
Jun

First Take on Fed’s June Meeting

Content provided by Marc Pfeffer, CLS Senior Portfolio Manager Round one of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) communication delivered mixed messages to markets, as expected. The FOMC statement was upgraded to acknowledge better data, while movements in the “dots” (assessments of appropriate monetary policy) implied a slightly more accommodative fed funds rate path. The communication released...
22
Jun

The 13-Year-Old Investor

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer When Grant Engelbart was 13 years old, he invested in his first mutual fund. He’d saved up his Christmas money every year until he had $500 – the minimum needed to purchase the fund. “I remember that distinctly,” Engelbart says, as he rattles off the fund’s ticker number....
17
Jun

Time Investments

Content provided by Sierra Morris-Fuchs, CLS Investment Research Analyst Figuring out how to spend your money can be difficult. If you are like me, even a decision as simple as where to go for dinner can turn into a lengthy quest of nearby restaurants, researching menus for plates and prices, and making a persuasive argument...
15
Jun

Interest Rate Hike – The Waiting Game

Content provided by J.J. Schenkelberg, CFA, CLS Senior Portfolio Manager I think we have all experienced this at some point: We go to the store, proceed to the checkout counter, and face the daunting choice of which line to enter. We pick one and stand there waiting in uncertainty. Every movement begs the question: Should...
11
Jun

The Risks in Income Investing

Content provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CLS Chief Investment Officer In recent years, given how low interest rates have been, there has been an increased appetite for income-oriented portfolios. CLS, in fact, has several income-oriented strategies, including a new one to be launched in June. We believe these actively risk-managed portfolios make sense for the...
08
Jun

Where the Growth Is: Top Liquid Alts Strategies

Macro and merger arbitrage may be top targets for hedge funds looking to launch liquid alternative strategies in the coming months, market observers say, as investors worry about the impact of potential interest rate hikes this year.

Many alts managers will be looking to start liquid alts strategies this year, and for good reason: the retail funds have quickly become the fastest-growing asset class in mutual funds, according to Morningstar data. Some hedge fund managers are building up their infrastructure to launch new retail products, including Highland Capital Management, which launched its Highland Alternative Investors platform in March.

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08
Jun

To-Do Lists and Retirement

Content provided by Kostya Etus, CLS Associate Portfolio Manager     Do you make “to-do” lists? I use them all the time. I use them at work nearly every day to help prioritize my tasks. I also use them at home to make sure chores get done. It is a great way to lighten the...
01
Jun

Globetrotter

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer     Joe Smith had two days to move across the country and settle in a new city. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburg on May 16 and started a new job at CLS in Omaha on May 18. “I’m going at a...