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Did Asset Allocation Just Get More Difficult? (2019)

Asset allocation from a tactical standpoint has become more complex in 2019. Find out where we believe there are still pockets of opportunity.
Economy & Markets, U.S. Equities, International Equities
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Seeking an Active Investment Manager? Focus on These 5 Factors

Investors don’t have to search long to find articles touting the rapid growth of "passive" index funds over the past couple of decades, usually accompanied by an indictment of active management as a whole. While the rise of indexing is factual, the indictment of active investment management could benefit from context.
Active Management, Portfolio Construction, Economy & Markets
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Small-Cap & Mid-Cap Stocks Require a More Selective Approach

We believe it is important that investors today take a more selective approach to small-cap and mid-cap stocks, often referred to as “SMID-cap” stocks, given elevated levels of low-quality debt.
Economy & Markets, Portfolio Construction, U.S. Equities
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Why Is Market Timing So Hard?

The answer may be found in studying every S&P 500 bull market since 1935.
Economy & Markets
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Mexico & China: New Front in Tariff War Raises a Red Flag

While we continue to believe that the tariff war will begin to de-escalate later this year, near-term uncertainties are becoming more difficult to estimate.
Economy & Markets, International Equities, U.S. Equities
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Emerging Markets: What If Trade Talks Break Down?

We believe there is low probability of a protracted trade war between the U.S. and China but think there will likely be intense downward pressure on equities – more so in emerging countries than in the U.S. – if this occurs.
Economy & Markets
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What Is Sustainability & Impact Investing?

The key to understanding sustainable investing today is to appreciate how it has evolved from its origins.
Environmental, Social & Governance
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How Does Growth in the Middle Class Impact Emerging Markets?

Most developed markets today are hamstrung by weak demographics. 
International Equities
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Behavioral Biases & How to Prevent Emotion From Ruining Your Retirement

Long-term wealth creation can be achieved through disciplined adherence to a well-crafted plan. But in the words of Mike Tyson, "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."
Portfolio Construction
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