Category: Investing

07
Dec

Building a House

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer Aleck Liu first started thinking about investing when he was eight years old. His dad was building a house in the family’s backyard, and Liu liked the idea that his father had built something tangible. Something that would be there in the future — generating income or, if...
05
Dec

Tough Minded

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer Shana Sissel has survived not one, but two terrorist attacks. On September 11, 2001, Sissel was on the 64th floor of World Trade Center Tower 2. On April 15, 2013, she was three blocks away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Her frightening experiences, along with...
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...
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...
21
Sep

ESG Investing: Myths and Truths

Content Provided by Kostya Etus, CFA, Portfolio Manager Col. Jessep: You want answers? Kaffee: I WANT THE TRUTH! Col. Jessup: YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!! – A Few Good Men (1992) ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing has been a hot topic lately. Asset growth has reflected this, picking up over the last couple of...
07
Sep

The Pitfalls of “Resulting”

Content provided by Joe Smith, CFA, CLS Senior Market Strategist Focusing only on results can lead to hindsight bias. Outcomes should always be evaluated relative to the quality of the initial decision. At CLS, our decision to overweight international stocks has solid footing in data and research. As a portfolio manager, I generally have a...
04
Sep

Happy Birthday, Warren

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CFA, CAIA, Senior Portfolio Manager & Co-Director of Research Warren Buffett turned 88 years old on Thursday, August 30. Quite possibly the most famous value investor of all time, Buffett took control of Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 (“that is, when current management took over”). Since then, the company has transformed...
10
Jul

Sir John Templeton: The Humble Approach

Content Provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT – Chief Investment Officer One of the most important days in my development as an investment manager occurred in the spring of 1987. It was during my undergraduate days at Babson College. It was Founder’s Day, which is Babson’s oldest tradition, a day established to recognize the school’s...