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Passive investing: Are you buying high?

All asset allocations come in and out of favour. Growth versus value. Equity versus fixed. And passive investing is no different. Passive vehicles are clearly popular right now. On the most fundamental level, does that popularity make them a good choice? Is it possible that investors moving into passive are moving in at the top

November 16, 2016 Categories: Multi-asset

American politics: Markets still depend on fundamentals

American politics: Markets still depend on fundamentals Hillary or Trump? Before we get too hung up on how one U.S. President or another might impact markets, let’s keep in mind that, in the US, the impact the executive branch can have is intentionally limited. Wise investors continue to focus on what always impacts investments: market

Oct 11, 2016 Categories: Markets

Is a China economic crisis on the horizon?

Maybe, but not right now The timing hinges on two major issues: Structural factors Short term pain Firstly, China has tremendous structural challenges that it’s trying to navigate regarding economic growth. Over the last 20 years, China’s economic growth rate has been spectacular and has been driven by two principal factors: investment and exports. China

Sep 7, 2015 Categories: Markets

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