Month: January 2016

26th January 2016 Investments

The Year Nothing Worked: Stocks, Bonds, Cash Go Nowhere – Bloomberg Business

The idea behind asset allocation is simple: when one market struggles, it’s OK because an investor can jump into another that is thriving. Not so in 2015. In fact, if you judge the past year by which U.S. investment class generated the largest return, a case can be made it was the worst for asset-allocating

23rd January 2016 Uncategorised

Current Investment Strategy 2016

Current Investment Strategy – 2016 The World continues to struggle along in this strange period of low growth, low inflation, low interest rates and modest returns from traditional investments. Whilst bonds have provided very moderate returns in 2015, the investment returns from equities have been much more appealing. This trend is likely to continue until

20th January 2016 Investments

Don’t Panic!

Economic Analysis: Don’t panic! Forget the gloom, hold onto rays of hope and keep those bears at bay Those of a nervous disposition, or inclined to human foibles such as hope, are always advised to avoid Albert Edwards. The Société Générale strategist — a bear among bears — was on the prowl again this week,

2nd January 2016 Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation 2015 – Disaster

The Year Nothing Worked: Stocks, Bonds, Cash Go Nowhere – Bloomberg Business The idea behind asset allocation is simple: when one market struggles, it’s OK because an investor can jump into another that is thriving. Not so in 2015. In fact, if you judge the past year by which U.S. investment class generated the largest

Commodities

Commodities in 2015: the end of a super cycle?

Commodities in 2015: the end of a super cycle? The year 2015 was a disastrous one for commodities as an asset class. Out of the 18 commodities we track most closely, every one was in the red in terms of price returns. This was a mirror image of the “supercycle” boom of 2010, when almost

1st January 2016 Investments

Active Management 2015 Postmortem

Seven Reasons Active Management Underperformed in 2015 In 2015, most investment managers produced mild single-digit to mid-teens losses. Some of them were research-intensive managers with long histories of good results. They confronted a world where the vast majority of securities and commodities fell, but they should have done better. That includes having some of their

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