The QS proprietary leading economic indicator remained in positive territory for July, with the prospects for U.S. stocks to outperform U.S. investment-grade bonds and non-U.S. developed market equities remaining intact.
Defensive equity income provides investors with an attractive source of dividends which play an increasingly integral role during low equity return environments.
Recent volatility is forcing investors to question whether the diversification measures they now have in place will truly hold up going forward.
The current market environment may be well-suited for investors looking to rebalance equity portfolios to lower overall volatility.
Why it's important to diversify equity exposure during volatile markets and the later stages of a market cycle.
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China’s latest tariffs focus on U.S. agricultural exports; financial markets are pricing in at least one Fed rate cut this year; U.S. consumers’ debt load reached $13.67 trillion, with student debt outstripping auto loans.
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