Little Country. BIG Trouble!

Little Country. BIG Trouble!

North Korea may be a little country, but it can churn up big trouble. The possibility that verbal hostilities between the United States and North Korea could trigger geopolitical conflict had investors on the run last week. In the United States, the Standard &...
MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: Write a Behavioral Prescription for Yourself

MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: Write a Behavioral Prescription for Yourself

The illusion that volatility equals risk causes people to be either too aggressive or too timid with their money in the moment, so they lose out on the opportunity to slowly and patiently grow their wealth over the long haul. Take a few minutes to consider how your...
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...
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