Commentary

It’s Tango Time…

It's Tango Time

As the VIX flirts with single digits, the S&P 500 has been flopping around like a live fish on deck. But for U.S. investors in foreign equities, the music continues to play as cheaper valuations overseas and a weaker U.S. dollar pushed fund flows into other geographies. As you might have guessed, Argentina has led the way with a 40% gain for ... [read more]

Repositioning…

Repositioning

While the world's superpowers reposition their military strength toward the borders of North Korea, the financial markets look to be following closely in their wake and reordering their asset weighting toward one of less risk. North Korea, Syria and Russia remain major diplomatic question marks for the U.S. State Department right now. We will see ... [read more]

3 Tips for a Successful Distressed Energy Investment

3 Tips for a Successful Distressed Energy Investment

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224Being a contrarian means you ... [read more]

March Madness

March Madness

Politics or Basketball? Either way, how is your March Madness bracket looking? The financial markets are watching their post-election bets ever so closely.

How Geopolitical Forces Influence Markets

How Geopolitical Forces Influence Markets

In our post-Cold War world, geopolitical developments have become larger and more frequent—and because these developments affect market and currency prices, investors need to navigate them.

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One Audacious Move that Set Me Up for Success

Risk taking can pay off, but watching your investment like a hawk is a must.

Center Stage

Center Stage…

While politics and the new government’s agenda is still very much in the news, investor interest last week shifted to the bigger picture.

Dividend Paying Stocks

A Different Way to Look at Dividend Paying Stocks

Wall Street is full of worn-out phrases and one of them is “dividend-paying” stocks. Yes, some stocks pay dividends and others do not, but it seems as if money managers think that dividend-paying stocks are what investors want in retirement and approaching retirement.

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Which Way To Go?

The equity market’s rate of divergence shifted into a higher gear last week as rising rates, changes in Washington and OPEC decisions caused hundreds of billions of dollars to find new homes.