• Weekly Research Briefing:
    Who Doesn't Like an Advent Calendar?

    December 10, 2018

    Unfortunately the negative market influences continue to pile up on the negative side of the ledger. As a result, Santa still likes you but he hates your investment portfolio this year. Here is what Santa has hidden behind the doors of the 2018 Investment Portfolio Advent Calendar this year…

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  • Wall Street Mood Monitor

    Third Quarter 2018

    Despite strong earnings growth among U.S. companies, Wall Street analyst sentiment cooled considerably in the third quarter of 2018.

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  • Defining Alpha...It's Skill Not Excess Return

    Alpha may be a common investment term, but it remains commonly misunderstood. Market observers often define alpha simply as a fund’s outperformance relative to a benchmark. This misconception is not only incorrect, but ignores what alpha truly identifies: manager skill.

     

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  • Bounded Rationality:
    Tapping Investor Behavior to Source Alpha

    Behavioral biases influence even the most expert investors, and often create a predictable pattern of how future company expectations could evolve.

     

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  • The New Core Allocation:
    Long/Short Equity

    With equity valuations at elevated levels, subdued economic growth due to changing demographics and stubbornly low productivity gains, as well as a bleak outlook for fixed income, advisors are challenged to rethink foundational portfolio elements of investor portfolios—which means seeking out strategies that bolster the core going forward.

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