201707.17
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Global Asset Allocation Update: Not Yet

There is no change to the risk budget this month. For the moderate risk investor, the allocation between risk assets and bonds is unchanged at 50/50. There are no changes to the portfolio this month. Growth and inflation expectations rose somewhat since last month’s update. The change is minor though and within the range of…

201603.27
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Country ETF Update

The theme for Single Country ETFs over the last month is either countries that produce a lot of natural resources (commodities) or Countries in which sane people don’t invest. Okay, maybe sanity isn’t the proper metric but surely investors who can’t afford to take a loss shouldn’t be investing in Russia, Peru or Turkey, all…

201105.15
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Weekly Economic and Market Review

It appears the markets are finally waking up to some of the myriad of worries I’ve been scribbling about for the last few months. Commodities have taken a header over the last two weeks on fears about slowing global growth and the impending end of QE II in June. Stocks have held up better, especially…

201104.03
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Weekly Economic and Market Review

I spend a lot of time reading the economic tea leaves. Given my well known distrust of politicians and government, it is a bit of ironic that I spend so much time poring over the details of government produced reports but there really is little choice. I also look at privately produced reports such as…

201006.06
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Weekly Economic and Market Review

I’m on vacation this week but just wanted to make sure and comment about the last week’s events. While the big news of the week was obviously the employment report Friday which triggered the big stock market selloff, the economic data actually continues to show pretty steady improvement. Whether that will continue is of course…