THE BLOG

29
Jun

Behind the (Research) Curtain

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CFA, CAIA, Portfolio Manager There are five areas of analysis we utilize to review investment ideas (see our Risk Budgeting White Paper pages 9-10). To help our readers understand these analyses and our investment processes, let’s take a look at a real life example applicable to many, if not all,...
29
Jun

Key Takeaways From the Eclipse + Communities Summit: Omaha

Day one of our Eclipse + Communities Summit in Omaha covered a wide range of trading topics. Here’s what you need to know from our training sessions.

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28
Jun

Tariffs: Market & Economy Implications

What has Happened? President Trump has officially imposed a 25% tariff on steel imports, and 10% on aluminum, from everywhere in the world (pending some exemptions). Reasoning for these tariffs is a belief that other countries’ current trade practices are a threat to national security, as well as to save U.S. jobs. Several countries influenced...
25
Jun

Writing Tips for Investment Professionals

Content Provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT – Chief Investment Officer When I began my career in the investment industry nearly 30 years ago, I never would have guessed I would write as much as I have. I have written everything from market reviews every 20 minutes (!) to weekly, monthly, and quarterly commentary, and...
19
Jun

Tech Tip Tuesday: Archive Reports, File 13F Reports, and Restore Canceled Accounts

We want to provide our clients with the resources needed to get the most out of the Orion Connect platform. To do this, our subject matter experts have highlighted some best practices to help solve everyday issues and continue growing your business quickly and at scale.

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18
Jun

Expected Stock Market Returns = World Cup Champion?

Content Provided by Michael Hadden – Junior Research Analyst The world’s attention will stay tuned to Russia over the next month as the 2018 World Cup has officially begun. The 2014 World Cup final alone drew more than a billion viewers, with the entire competition reaching an in-home audience of 3.2 billion people. There’s no...
13
Jun

Selecting the Right Tech Partner: Advice from Orion’s Breakaway Resource Center

More advisors are going independent, and Orion’s Breaking Away Resource Center offers helpful best-practice, advice and resources for advisors looking to make a leap in their career.

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13
Jun

Why the Destination is Highly Dependent on the Journey

“Life is a school of probability.” — Walter Bagehot Content Provided by Joe Smith, CFA – Senior Market Strategist What will the markets return in the next 12 months? Should investors expect 20% gains per year in the future? Will the markets correct by more than 10% in the next six months? We frequently encounter...
11
Jun

Reason #29 Not to Use Stock-to-Bond Ratios to Manage Risk

Income-Based Portfolios Which portfolio would you expect to be riskier? A or B? Or, put another way, which portfolio would you expect to be more volatile?   Tough call, isn’t it? They both look very similar in terms of stock-to-bond ratios. Let’s call it a wash — they both hold the same risk. How about...
07
Jun

Return Drivers of Commodities

Content Provided by Jackson Lee, CFA, Quantitative Investment Research Analyst “Be Creative” is a new CLS Investment Theme that was introduced the beginning of this quarter. To recap its introduction, “Be Creative” means CLS will add more exposures to asset classes such as alternative and real assets. The benefits of investing in these segments rather...