Viewpoints http://wealthmanagement.com/taxonomy/term/41902/more en Summer Charts: A New Capitalism Needed http://wealthmanagement.com/viewpoints/summer-charts-new-capitalism-needed <div class="node-body article-body">Americans are becoming far more comfortable with (or reliant upon) higher levels of debt.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/viewpoints/summer-charts-new-capitalism-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/viewpoints/summer-charts-new-capitalism-needed#comments Viewpoints Fixed Income Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:15:00 +0000 1294621 at http://wealthmanagement.com Global Liquidity Versus Global Uncertainties http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/global-liquidity-versus-global-uncertainties <div class="field-byline"> Joe Rasco, HSBC Private Bank – Americas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A tug of war has developed between support from additional central bank liquidity, and the challenges posed by the uncertain global economic outlook.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/global-liquidity-versus-global-uncertainties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/global-liquidity-versus-global-uncertainties#comments Viewpoints Equities Fixed Income Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:27:00 +0000 1278321 at http://wealthmanagement.com Copyright Chris McGrath, Getty Images Presidential Parties and the Stock Market http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/presidential-parties-and-stock-market <div class="field-byline"> Ryan Nauman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Testing the conventional wisdom that the market do better with Republican presidents.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/presidential-parties-and-stock-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/presidential-parties-and-stock-market#comments Viewpoints Equities Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:26:00 +0000 1290591 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>FDR and Herbert Hoover</p> Copyright Hulton Archive, Getty Images Market Signals Just Aren't What They Used to Be http://wealthmanagement.com/mutual-funds/market-signals-just-arent-what-they-used-be <div class="field-byline"> Conor Sen </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Financial markets are no longer just a barometer. Now they can cause storms.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/mutual-funds/market-signals-just-arent-what-they-used-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/mutual-funds/market-signals-just-arent-what-they-used-be#comments Markets Viewpoints Commentary Equities Mutual Funds Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:10:00 +0000 1281841 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>Something&#39;s brewing.</p> Top 3 Questions of ETF Skeptics and How to Answer Them http://wealthmanagement.com/etfs/top-3-questions-etf-skeptics-and-how-answer-them <div class="field-byline"> Martin Small </div> <div class="field-deck"> This is the second in a series from BlackRock on exchange traded funds. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The dynamic nature of the vehicle is why more investors than ever are turning to them—and turning skeptics into ETF investors.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/etfs/top-3-questions-etf-skeptics-and-how-answer-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/etfs/top-3-questions-etf-skeptics-and-how-answer-them#comments Viewpoints ETFs Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:26:00 +0000 1280281 at http://wealthmanagement.com Uncertainty Around Fed Policy and Its Impact on Gold http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/uncertainty-around-fed-policy-and-its-impact-gold <div class="field-byline"> Trey Reik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent gains for gold and silver have been driven by a complex array of fundamentals, including negative sovereign yields, collapsing expectations for Fed rate hikes, and investor concerns over faltering global economic performance. </div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/uncertainty-around-fed-policy-and-its-impact-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/uncertainty-around-fed-policy-and-its-impact-gold#comments Alternative Investments Viewpoints Fixed Income Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:48:00 +0000 1279811 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>The Fed may not have monetary conditions under control after all.</p> Copyright Mark Wilson, Getty Images Summer Charts: Something’s Gotta Give http://wealthmanagement.com/viewpoints/summer-charts-something-s-gotta-give <div class="node-body article-body">There is a sense that the current market environment does not “feel right,” especially given the emotional aftermath of the equity volatility spikes that occurred near the beginning of this year and following the pro-Brexit vote.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/viewpoints/summer-charts-something-s-gotta-give" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/viewpoints/summer-charts-something-s-gotta-give#comments Viewpoints Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:58:00 +0000 1271441 at http://wealthmanagement.com Copyright Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images What’s New for ETFs? http://wealthmanagement.com/etfs/what-s-new-etfs <div class="field-byline"> Hollie Fagan </div> <div class="field-deck"> This is the first in a series from BlackRock on exchange traded funds. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For many investors, ETFs are proving their worth as a supplement or alternative to active strategies and even single securities. </div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/etfs/what-s-new-etfs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/etfs/what-s-new-etfs#comments Viewpoints ETFs Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:10:00 +0000 1269371 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>Twenty years ago, ETFs were a niche investment vehicle. Today, they occupy a prominent place in investors&#39; portfolios.</p> G0d4ather/iStock/Thinkstock Fixed Income Midyear Outlook: Policy, Politics Could Affect Fundamentals http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/fixed-income-midyear-outlook-policy-politics-could-affect-fundamentals <div class="field-byline"> Brad Tank, Chief Investment Officer—Fixed Income </div> <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Neuberger Berman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In today’s market, it’s important to understand the difference between a transient event and a lasting one. Healthy markets and central bank actions obscure substantive issues, even as fixed income markets retain their near-term appeal.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/fixed-income-midyear-outlook-policy-politics-could-affect-fundamentals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/fixed-income-midyear-outlook-policy-politics-could-affect-fundamentals#comments Neuberger Berman Viewpoints Fixed Income Fri, 05 Aug 2016 17:07:00 +0000 1265721 at http://wealthmanagement.com Growing Opportunities in Private Debt http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/growing-opportunities-private-debt <div class="field-byline"> Susan Kasser and David Lyon </div> <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Neuberger Berman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alternative providers are stepping in where traditional players once dominated.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/growing-opportunities-private-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/equities/growing-opportunities-private-debt#comments Neuberger Berman Viewpoints Equities Fixed Income Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:44:00 +0000 1260701 at http://wealthmanagement.com