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Investment Directions: Rethinking risk, rethinking returns

Fly like an eagle As markets continue to climb higher, investor sentiment seems to have turned from doubt to acceptance. Economic growth is above trend in most regions in the world, keeping us aloft, but we don’t appear to be soaring too dangerously ...

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 11:25 am

Eastern Europe and the Polish Surprise

My recent travels took me to Eastern Europe, where I had the opportunity to meet with colleagues and discuss the latest developments in the region. I thought I’d invite Greg Konieczny, who is based in Romania, to share some of his insights. Greg is ...

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 7:13 am

Why Are Bond Market Investors Worried about Yield Curve Flattening?

The US bond markets (BND) remained concerned about the flattening yield curve last week.

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 6:04 am

Merck: Diabetes, General Medicine, and Women’s Health after 3Q17

In 3Q17, Merck’s (MRK) Januvia generated revenue of ~$1.0 billion which reflected ~1% growth YoY (year-over-year) and ~7% growth QoQ (quarter-over-quarter). During the first nine months of 2017, Januvia ...

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 6:02 am

Learning From The 1980’s

Forget about big hair, Ray-Bans, and Donkey Kong. Don’t even think about Live-Aid, Thriller, and E.T. Above all else, the 1980s were the gravy days of the money supply aggregates . Beginning in late 1979, the Fed built its policy approach around the ...

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 5:56 am

Hedge Funds’ Net Long Positions on US Crude Oil

Hedge funds increased their net long positions in US crude oil futures and options by 31,906 contracts to 349,712 contracts on November 7–14, 2017.

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 5:34 am

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

First Trust Advisors L.P. announces the declaration of the monthly distributions for certain exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.

Posted on 20 November 2017 | 1:50 pm

CNBC’s Brian Sullivan Interviews Our Experts: Equity Optimism

CNBC’s Brian Sullivan interviewed some of Janus Henderson’s top investment experts in an exclusive live panel on October 9. In the excerpt below, watch Alex Crooke and George Maris make their cases for optimism in Europe and the U.S. var widget = ...

Posted on 20 November 2017 | 7:25 am

Crude Oil Market: What Do Short Sellers Think?

January WTI crude oil futures contracts rose 0.11% and were trading at $56.77 per barrel in electronic exchange at 1:00 AM EST on November 20, 2017.

Posted on 20 November 2017 | 6:31 am

Spending in Retirement…or not?

Who ever thought spending retirement assets would be so difficult?… today’s retirees apparently Something unexpected has been the shared experience for our most recent generation of retirees. The vast majority haven't been spending their retirement ...

Posted on 20 November 2017 | 6:29 am

Covesting: Pre-ICO and Public ICO

ICO (Initial Coin Offering) is an unregulated method through which funds and income is raised for a new crypto currency undertaking. It is used by startups to avoid the regulated and rigorous capital-raising process required by banks, financial ...

Posted on 20 November 2017 | 5:54 am

Broad Bond Exposure On The Cheap

As is the case with equity-based exchange traded funds, fixed income ETFs are enjoying a record pace of asset gathering in 2017 and low-cost bond funds are leading that charge. One of the low-cost leaders ...

Posted on 20 November 2017 | 5:32 am

What makes a successful fiduciary: relationship and service

What do investors look for in a financial advisor? It seems like a simple question to answer, but it’s not. We spend a great deal of time working with financial advisors and studying financial advisory businesses—thriving ones as well as struggling ...

Posted on 20 November 2017 | 1:56 am

Quant Strategies in the Cryptocurrency Space

QUANT STRATEGIES IN THE CRYPTOCURRENCY SPACE Factor Investing in the Wild West of Financial Markets November 2017. Reading Time: 10 Minutes. Author: Nicolas Rabener. SUMMARY Cryptocurrencies have reached a market capitalisation of > $150bn ...

Posted on 19 November 2017 | 11:00 pm

Most Important Pillars of My Investment Approach

I did an interview that was published on Forbes’ website last week. For readers who have some spare time this week in between your Thanksgiving prep-work and travel plans, feel free to give it a read. In the interview, we talk about my general ...

Posted on 19 November 2017 | 7:55 pm

Changing the risk profile from credit to macro - Take away liquidity risk and switch alternative risk premiums

Investors should have a growing concern with the reach for yield in the current market. The reach for yield has pushed investors into illiquid issues where the risk profile has changed from credit/carry to credit/carry/illiqudity. Investors will ...

Posted on 19 November 2017 | 5:34 pm

Machines Learn Long Term Fundamental Investing: Part 3

We last left off with Part 2 with our introduction to Joe v1.0 who got a lot smarter and started learning from historical case studies rather than just from his own experience which costs money! Now, on Jan 1, 2007, Joe takes his 6,000 * 2 ...

Posted on 19 November 2017 | 4:09 pm

Taxing Questions for Bond Investors

From macro to micro, munis to high yield, the GOP’s tax reforms will impact bond markets. Last week, the House of Representatives passed its version of the Republican Party’s proposal for U.S. tax reform. If enacted, this reform is likely to have ...

Posted on 19 November 2017 | 7:40 am

Your Tech ETF Could Lose Some Of Its FANGs

Earlier this year, Standard & Poor's and MSCI Inc., two of the largest providers of indexes for use by issuers of exchange traded funds, announced they were considering changes to the construction of some ...

Posted on 17 November 2017 | 8:19 am