Eric Linser, CFA | July 8, 2010
As we enter the 2nd half of the year, optimism that greeted the year has evaporated and investors around the world are questioning the strength of the economic recovery. European sovereign debt troubles that have surfaced have now clouded views on the sustainability of global economic growth.
So what's going on? It's not just one thing, it's an accumulation of them. Fears of a second recession (double dip) are more ...
Eric Linser, CFA | Jan. 26, 2010
(Reprint of Jan. 26, 2010 E-Newsletter)
This past week's market action was like riding a see-saw. We go way up...then way down. However, unlike an actual see-saw, it wasn't much fun for investors. There was concern about China reigning in their bank lending so that their property markets don't overheat (and that's a bad thing?) Note: don't more ...
The world is full of opportunities, yet Americans’ “home bias” in investing may limit both diversification and opportunity for their investment portfolios. While many Americans intuitively realize the advantages of international investing, even now institutional investors have limited non-US assets. Currently, the average US institution has 75% of stock portfolios in domestic equities, and 25% in international/global stocks (according to Greenwich Associates). This is quite more ...
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