Author: Wade Balliet

U.S. ties for second in financial market contest

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
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We continue to believe that monetary and fiscal policies are key drivers to financial returns in the current environment; the Fed and other central banks are likely boosting prices via increasingly easy policy and stimulus programs.

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Investment Insights: Excerpts from our August report

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
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While emerging market debt performed well during the month, the real star was high yield debt.

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Investment Insights: Snakes and ladders

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
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We continue to believe risks to the downside overshadow any upside potential in equity markets.

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Investment Insights: Excerpts from our Q2 report

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
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The second quarter turned out to be a strong period for alternatives as commodities rallied on production cuts, while real estate and hedge funds rose modestly.

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