Pension Pain

Pension Pain

The pension challenges facing many states are enormous.

  • The U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance

    While China and Europe struggle, the U.S. manufacturing industry keeps chugging along.

  • Meeting the Longevity Challenge

    Taking a conservative approach to investing for those approaching or in retirement may seem prudent, but being too conservative risks depleting the portfolio prematurely.

  • Examining the Repositioning in Investment Portfolios

    Last year’s rate rise finally prompted what appears to be the beginning of a massive repositioning in investment portfolios.

  • Looking to Weather Periods of Rising Rates?

    Most investors fear rising interest rates. Which begs the question – are there alternatives to bonds that might offer income and behave better in a rising rate environment?

  • Mutual Fund Flows Reflect Fear of Rising Rates

    Investors have been shifting their portfolio allocations for several reasons recently. One of the main reasons is the expectation and fear that interest rates will rise (and bond prices will fall).

  • A Look at Dividend Yields Around the World

    The yields on international stocks are higher than those available from many government bonds today and offer greater protection in the face of rising rates.

  • Equity Opportunity in Emerging Markets

    Despite the recent emerging market stock rebound, EM equities were still trading at a 36% discount to U.S. stocks, and below their three-year average valuation.

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