No One Has a Crystal Ball…

No One Has a Crystal Ball…

But there’s no shortage of opinion. In late 2016, Natixis Global surveyed 500 institutional decision makers representing corporate pension plans, public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, foundations, and endowments. Survey participants said...
Opportunity is Born of Uncertainty

Opportunity is Born of Uncertainty

Markets hate uncertainty – and that may create opportunities. Last week, investors experienced another bout of election jitters, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index fell for the ninth straight session. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), a.k.a. the fear...
Does High Volatility Always Follow Low Volatility

Does High Volatility Always Follow Low Volatility

 It’s déjà vu all over again! The Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, also known as the VIX, tracks the prices of options on the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index. Since options often are used to hedge portfolio risk, the VIX is...
Is Sentiment Too Good?

Is Sentiment Too Good?

Like a cool breeze on a hot day…the post-Brexit market rally has soothed investors. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), also known as the fear gauge, fell significantly during the past few weeks, according to CNBC.com. The VIX measures investors’ concerns about...

After You Invest: Invest According to Your Plan

Part of the Happiness Dividend Video Webinars. After You Invest have an investing plan After you invest, the mental game begins.The market will always be changing—don’t chase the portfolio of the season. Avoid reacting based on anxiety—base your...
Earnings Season Begins & Volatility Continues

Earnings Season Begins & Volatility Continues

Panama Papers Discovered, Q1 Earnings Season Begins, Volatility Continues (No Surprise) We all learned a thing or two about Panama last week. The country is not the home of the Panama hat, which is made in Ecuador. However, it is the only place in the world where you...
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