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3 Reasons to Explore the Frontier

3 Reasons to Explore the Frontier

Emerging markets’ under-performance so far this year hasn’t spread to the frontier

Why Reinhart & Rogoff Still Matter

Why Reinhart & Rogoff Still Matter

Excessive government debt is likely to be an impediment to a country’s growth

ETF Strategy for Rising Rates: Reduce Portfolio Duration

ETF Strategy for Rising Rates: Reduce Portfolio Duration

In my last post, I highlighted sector rotation as a potential ETF strategy for a rising interest rate environment.

3 Lessons from the Reinhart-Rogoff Affair

3 Lessons from the Reinhart-Rogoff Affair

How did an academic economic research paper become the subject of late-night comedy?

ETF Strategy for Rising Rates: Sector Allocation

ETF Strategy for Rising Rates: Sector Allocation

Previously I have talked about the recent concerns over rising interest rates

3 Unique Emerging Market ETF Trends

3 Unique Emerging Market ETF Trends

According to the headlines last year, emerging market equities could do no wrong.

CASSHing-Out

CASSHing-Out

But while the theme worked well last year, I’m no longer advocating it considering the uneven performance among the countries in 2013.

Defining “Quality” When it Comes to Investing

Defining “Quality” When it Comes to Investing

Quality is a very popular word within the fund-management world.

Has Gold Lost its Luster?

Has Gold Lost its Luster?

Of all the investment topics I’ve discussed with clients, whether to invest in gold usually elicits the most divergent opinions.

The Great Duration Rotation Continues – But For How Long?

The Great Duration Rotation Continues – But For How Long?

In an earlier post I examined the mysterious rise in interest rates that we have seen in the first quarter the past few years

7 Answers to the Critical Questions on Investors’ Minds

7 Answers to the Critical Questions on Investors’ Minds

Here’s a condensed version of this Q&

World Currency War II?

World Currency War II?

What’s my take? I agree with the head of the International Monetary Fund who back in February said that talk of a currency war is “overblown.”

4 Housing Recovery Investment Trends

4 Housing Recovery Investment Trends

There are various ways to invest in the housing recovery, each with a different exposure and risk profile

Housing Bubble II?

Housing Bubble II?

One of the pleasant surprises of 2012 was the rapidity with which the housing market recovered

Disappointed by Last Week’s US Data?

Disappointed by Last Week’s US Data?

From ISM numbers to jobs reports, last week’s US economic data was disappointing

Downgrading Down Under

Downgrading Down Under

In February, I noted that any further softness in Australia’s growth would lead me to downgrade my near-term view of the country’s stocks.

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