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Aug 29

International equities:

Finding A Comfort Zone

For US investors apprehensive about international stocks, an investment process focused on low volatility, dividend income and currency hedging may offer a greater level of comfort, notes Mike LaBella of QS Investors.

Investment Insights
Aug 03

International equities:

Tackling volatility concerns

International equity investing can offer opportunities not available within the US. Market volatility, as well as currency fluctuations, can present challenges. But there are steps that investors might consider to address these issues.

Investment Insights
Jul 27

Not Quite Yet...

Today’s Fed decision to push off any rate hike until at least September will leave investors guessing a little longer.

Investment Insights
Jul 27

Emerging Markets debt:

Make Way for Opportunity

With commodity prices, spread valuations, and credit ratings stability now better aligned, Brandywine Global's Gary Herbert sees greater opportunity ahead in emerging markets corporate debt.

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Jul 21

Volatility: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Volatility is an inevitable part of investing and when markets get bumpy opportunities can emerge for patient, value-oriented investors.

Investment Insights
Jul 19

For your consideration

Five Reasons to Like U.S. Stocks Now

There's no shortage of anxiety in today's financial markets – whether it's geopolitics, valuation, or unprecedented global central bank policies. But where there's doubt, there can be opportunity. These five factors are worth considering for stocks in the U.S.:

Investment Insights
Jun 27

Brexit: A Catalyst for Reforms

ClearBridge's Paul Ehrlichman discusses the economic and investment implications of Britain's decision to leave the EU.

Investment Insights
Jun 17

Behind the decision

The Fed Waits on Rates

The Fed’s cautious risk management stance has been supportive of markets and perhaps of US economic growth. We expect the Fed to maintain that stance unless and until there is a material change in the outlook.

Investment Insights
Jun 15

Western Asset's John Bellows

What the Fed is thinking

Little need to rock the boat, in a nod to market stability. A reason for the uncertainty: the Fed's priorities are affected by changing conditions. Meanwhile, observers both in the US and elsewhere are watching the clear, if slow, progress of the US economy.

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Jun 09

Europe and Brexit: What's Next

Europe’s political and economic make-up could be radically altered after 23 June if the UK votes to leave the European Union (EU). Would ‘Brexit’ be the seismic event many predict, or just prove to be a hump in the road? Michael Browne and Steve Frost examine the potential implications for European investors.

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