Category: Economy

16
Apr

Book Your Q1 Gains? | Avoid the Losers | Yield Curve, R-E-L-A-X Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Book Your First Quarter Gains? The first quarter of 2019 has had a hot start. As of March 26, U.S. and global stocks are up more than 10%! But the positive streak is raising some concerning questions. I’ve personally heard strategists from prominent asset...
19
Mar

Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing The Big Picture

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Focus on the Forest, Forget the Trees File Under: Portfolio Management, Behavioral Investing Omaha’s most famous billionaire, Warren Buffett, recently released his annual shareholder letter. The widely read letter always includes great tips for successful investing and some subtle jabs at certain industries. On page...
28
Nov

Win by Losing Less

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CFA, CAIA, Director of Research & Senior Portfolio Manager Risk Budgeting focuses on the management of volatility in client portfolios. This manifests itself in the most apparent form for clients during market corrections, where “risk” and “volatility” move from being vague statistical measures to “Wait, how much money did I...
07
Nov

U.S. Economy: 3 Strengths and Weaknesses

Content Provided by Kostya Etus, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager There are many drivers of the economy and the financial markets which are always present. It is important to evaluate them, determine which may be the most important, and help address investor concerns. Each month, the CLS Portfolio Management team discusses the various reasons markets could...
01
Nov

Midterm Elections: Quick Facts on the Market Impact

Content provided by Shana Sissel, CAIA, Portfolio Manager The U.S. midterm elections are just around the corner, and investors remain concerned about how the results could impact the equity markets. The answer is simpler than many may think: The midterm elections have historically been positive for U.S. equities. It may sound odd not to consider...
25
Oct

Our Worst Performing Household

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CFA, CAIA, Director of Research & Senior Portfolio Manager I normally would never single out individual investor performance, but in this case I believe it’s necessary. Earlier this year, on the same day, two accounts in the same household were invested in two different CLS strategies with a 100 Risk...
17
Oct

Millennials Ruin Everything

Content Provided by Michael Hadden – Investment Research Analyst Seriously. Just go online and look. In fact, this article cites 70 different things millennials have “killed,” an impressive feat for a generation spanning the ages of 22 to 37. So, if millennials are so great at destroying things we know and love, are they also...
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,...
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...
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...