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global etf review Q1 2019: Fixed income

Global ETF Review Q1 2019: Fixated on Fixed Income

Reading time: 3 min The first quarter of 2019 saw investors continue to preference investing via the ETF structure compared to traditional mutual funds, which continued to sustain net outflows. Fixed income was most definitely the flavour of the quarter, as investors moved to a decidedly risk-off position in their portfolios. Within equities, North American

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US earnings

US market faces an earnings headwind

Reading time: 4 minutes Following a “V-shaped” recovery from the sharp market sell-off late last year, US equities now face a reality check as we head into the Q1 earnings reporting season. Although early earnings results have broadly met expectations, there seems more downside than upside risk to the earnings outlook as this year progresses.

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ASIA: Behind the Ticker – You’ve heard of DJ’s, but what about JD.com?

Quick read: 3 minutes JD.com aka Jingdong could be the biggest company you’ve never heard of. The company started as a small bricks and mortar store in Bejing in 1998 and moved online in 2004. It now provides over 314 million active customers in China with direct access to an unrivalled range of authentic high-quality

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fortifying your portfolio

Late Cycle Bull Markets: 5 Ways to Fortify Portfolios in 2019

Reading time: 4 minutes Beginning in early 2009, the current global equity bull market has been one of the longest on record. While no-one can pick the exact top in the market, a growing number of analysts concede the bull phase is at a mature stage and downside risks are accumulating. Bear markets, when they

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Quality pays in late cycle

Why quality pays in late-cycle periods

Reading time: 3 minutes History suggests that so-called “quality” companies, i.e. those with a high return on equity (or “ROE”), tend to be able to produce market-beating shareholder returns over time.  As this note details, moreover, quality companies have tended to especially outperform in “late-cycle” market periods, as investors have tended to gravitate toward companies

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The Great Rotation: is it time to consider Value?

The recent pull back in global equity markets has tended to fall most heavily on growth orientated stocks, which have also run the hardest in recent years.  Given the maturing global equity bull market, this suggests it might be opportune to consider a tilt towards more value orientated stocks, as is possible through fundamentally-weighted indexing

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Tight oil supplies could fuel interest in energy stocks

Tight oil supplies could fuel interest in energy

With solid global demand and ongoing supply side disruptions, oil prices could well remain reasonably firm over the coming year. If so, there may be investment opportunities in energy related ETFs. In this post, I examine the dynamics of oil and investment opportunities further. Oil Market Appears Tight Since bottoming in early 2016, global oil

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