The Many Shades of Active Share

The correlation of stock returns has declined to multi-year lows. This should be good news for active managers trying to differentiate themselves from passive indexes, but some are struggling to do so

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Apr 20, 2017

Push and Pull on Global Currencies

Concerns over escalating geopolitical tensions, doubts over U.S. fiscal stimulus, and uncertainty over political battles have pushed and pulled on global currencies.

Apr 20, 2017

The “Trump Rally” Stalls

The “Trump Rally” stalled in the second half of March. The US FOMC raised the range for Fed Funds to .75%-1.00%. The rate hike coincided with the inability...

Apr 20, 2017

Uptick in Inflation Presents Opportunities

Recent inflation data was lower than expected. Now, some of this reflected cell phone plans and a...

Apr 17, 2017

Signs of a Shift in Momentum?

The first quarter of 2017 was remarkable for its noticeable absence of drawdowns. The S&P 500 traded for 109 days without a downside move of more than a percent beginning in...

Apr 17, 2017

Geopolitical Tensions Weigh on Currencies

On Friday April 7th, the dollar rose to fresh three-week highs, despite a negative employment report and a U.S. missile attack on Syria. Investors and economists alike seemed...

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