Market Perspective

November 2019 Market Perspective

What is the role of low-volatility investments – such as option writing strategies – if equity market volatility persists at the levels seen in November? ...
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October 2019 Market Perspective

A quick check of recent bond market returns seems to indicate that all is well in the bond market. With the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate ...
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Q3 2019 Market Perspective

Are the July and September Federal Fund rate cuts and renewed expansion of the Federal Reserve (the Fed) balance sheet signs that the policies led ...
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August 2019 Market Perspective

Like May, August was another month when both VIX® and the bond market flashed different signals. Should investors prepare for Fed disappointment? Download: August 2019 ...
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July 2019 Market Perspective

July was a month of waiting… on the Federal Reserve and more. Leading up to the Fed’s July 31 meeting, markets were tranquil with volatility ...
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June 2019 Market Perspective

Stock and bond markets, along with the economy, were stronger in the first half of 2019 than many predicted. The Fed’s dovish shift helped support ...
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May 2019 Market Perspective

VIX® and the bond market flashed opposite signals during May’s equity market drawdown. Or did they? Download: May 2019 Market Perspective
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April 2019 Market Perspective

The annual peak-to-trough drawdown for the S&P 500® Index has averaged more than 13% over the last 30 years. Historically, downside volatility has typically not ...
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