Investors Must Expand Horizons For Yield Search

OCEAN CITY — In a yield-starved world, finding reliable sources of income is proving increasingly challenging. In the past, high-quality bonds have been the preferred place to look. However, in today’s zero interest rate environment, clipping coupons from fixed income securities is proving insufficient for most investors. We have been forced to expand our horizons… Read more »

Mid-Term Elections And The Economy

OCEAN CITY — With the elections on Nov. 4, investors are increasingly focusing on the campaigning. There are a number of significant Senate races, and an unusually large number of gubernatorial contests. Historically we have seen only a modest pickup in the level of equity volatility in months preceding U.S. midterm elections.Election tensions do, however,… Read more »

A Fork In The Road This Month

OCEAN CITY — The Federal Reserve (Fed) is set to end its historic bond purchasing program this month, making the divergence of monetary policies globally ever more apparent. As the U.S. faces the end of an era, Europe and Japan, as well as several emerging markets, are in the throes of monetary easing. Despite a… Read more »