Category: Investment Methodology

31
Jul

Is Weather Affecting My Portfolio?

Content provided by Michael Hadden, Investment Research Analyst There are numerous factors that affect market prices: economic cycles, interest rates, demographic trends, even the Twitter activity of a particular account, just to name a few. With so many factors to consider when evaluating an investment, the last thing investors want to hear is that something...
24
Jul

In Our Current Volatile Market, Hold On for One More Day

From Y2K to 9/11 to the European debt crisis to Brexit, there will always be reasons not to invest in the stock market.  The latest reason? An ongoing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies, China and the United States. After the U.S. announced expanded tariffs on Chinese goods, and China has responded in...
23
Jul

Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better InvestingBut I Live Here! | This Time is Different | Large U.S. Multinationals Provide Diversification

By: Case Eichenberger, CIMA®, Senior Client Portfolio Manager As the bull market marches on, new highs appear in sight. But investors are not overly optimistic. If they are, there is a good chance they are focusing on a single country — the U.S. I have heard some unique reasons lately why international stocks don’t make...
15
Jul

10 Insights for Advisors: Q&A with CLS President Rusty Vanneman

If you’re looking for fast answers to tough investment questions — like what to expect from the stock market for the remainder of the year, or the impact Trump’s tweets have on the market — you’ve come to the right place. President and CIO of CLS Investments, Rusty Vanneman, answers 10 of the top advisor...
10
May

Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing Equal-Country Portfolio | Invested in an S&P 500 Fund Lately? Other Investors Did Better | Now Show Japan

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Today’s topic is the favorite subject of a lot of portfolio managers and the conundrum facing many U.S. investors: Is it worth it to invest overseas? We have discussed this numerous times (and will continue to do so), but I hope the additional thoughts...
02
May

Tax Managed Portfolios | Explain the “Why” | Diversifying in All Aspects Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Tax Management is a Strong Pick As a senior client portfolio manager at CLS Investments and a self-proclaimed investment strategist, I get asked every day how best to build a portfolio to fit an investor’s unique needs. It is a task I enjoy, but...
25
Apr

Season with a Pinch of Alts

Content Provided by Shana Sissel, CAIA – Portfolio Manager In today’s turbulent markets, more and more financial professionals are beginning to look to alternative funds for investment options. As a result, more investment managers are beginning to create alternative funds, and many hedge funds are registering their products under the 40 Act, making them more...
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...
11
Mar

The Truth About Liquid Alternatives

Content Provided by Shana Sissel, CAIA – Portfolio Manager The world of alternative investments was flipped on its head more than a decade ago when hedge-fund-inspired Investment Act of 1940 (40 Act) funds began appearing on the scene. While diversification benefits can be achieved through liquid alternatives, it’s important to keep our expectations in check....