Equities sail into late-cycle headwinds

The end of 2018 may not have been a temporary rough patch for traditional equity investments, but the beginning of what could be a more extended period of challenged profits and heightened volatility.
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Investing in alternatives for a well-diversified portfolio

Volatility roared back in the first half of 2018, offering a powerful reminder of the impact that swings in the market can have on investors’ portfolios. Building a well-diversified portfolio can help investors navigate volatility to avoid extreme losses. Gain insight from CIO Mike Kelly and Dr. Vinay Nair of 55ip on how alternatives can help diversify a portfolio and how investors can find the right alternatives to meet their goals.
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Finding opportunities beyond core fixed income

The low-yield environment may limit the return potential of traditional fixed income portfolios, while downside risks could be substantial should interest rates rise. However, there is a broad $6.5 trillion opportunity beyond core fixed income that may generate an attractive level of income and help manage interest rate risk and portfolio volatility.
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Strong economic growth but rising risks in 2018

Sustained above-trend growth raises the risk of meaningfully higher volatility, something which has already caught investors by surprise in 2018. What factors are causing positive momentum and are they set to continue?
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Embracing energy market volatility

Energy investing means expecting – and even exploiting – volatility. Knowing how to take advantage of opportunities across energy market cycles can help investors meet their long-term goals. CIO Mike Kelly explains how to make the most of volatility.
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Week in review

Slight pullback | Subdued inflation | Fed funds futures lower | Chart of the week: Equities in a tight trading range
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