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Jul 12, 2017 Research Alliance Embracing Volatility—Artisan Partners

Portfolio manager Jim Hamel discusses how the Growth team approaches market volatility.

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Jul 10, 2017 Research Alliance Misperceiving Risk and Pricing for Perception—Thornburg Investment Management

Low Treasury yields and high equity prices aren’t necessarily contradictory. Both suggest expectations of continued unexciting growth, low inflation, and a steady Federal Reserve. What could go wrong?

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Jul 07, 2017 Research Alliance The Real Risk is No Perceived Risk—Thornburg Investment Management

Global Fixed Income portfolio manager Jeff Klingelhofer, CFA, offers his unique take on the current divergence between equity and bond markets and future implications for market participants.

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Jul 06, 2017 Research Alliance Does It Make Sense that Both Stock and Core Bond Prices are Higher This Year?

Both stocks and bonds have performed well so far this year. Bonds seem to be responding largely to recent declines in inflation (inflation is the enemy of bondholders), while stock investors have had plenty of reasons to propel prices higher, including tame but near-target inflation. We don't see this current state as sustainable for very long—something has to give.

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Jul 06, 2017 Research Alliance Rally in Emerging-Market Equities Peaking, or Just Beginning?—Thornburg Investment Management

Wondering if you've missed the opportunity to establish or build exposure to the asset class? It appears the cycle tailwinds lifting developing-country stocks have just begun.

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Jul 06, 2017 Litman Gregory Second Quarter 2017 Investment Commentary

In this quarter’s commentary, we discuss the relative calmness of financial markets despite significant geopolitical uncertainty, the strong performance of both risky assets (stocks) and defensive assets (bonds), and recent market trends favoring our foreign stock investments.

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Jul 05, 2017 Research Alliance Bank Loans Beat High-Yield Amid Rising Rates? Don’t Bank on It—Thornburg Investment Management

The conventional wisdom about bank loans' interest rate protection and security needs a credit check.

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Jun 26, 2017 Putting Bonds to Work in Our Portfolios

Flexible bond funds and floating-rate loan funds continue to make up over half of our clients’ fixed-income exposure. We anticipate their returns will far exceed those of core bonds, and recent portfolio performance has borne this out.

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Jun 19, 2017 Research Alliance Ready or Not: Considering Chinese A-Shares—Parametric Portfolio Associates

Our emerging-markets expert, Dr. Tim Atwill, demystifies China A-shares and what they actually add to portfolio exposures. Read our expanded views on this decision, and, as always, please contact us with any questions or if you would like to discuss.

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Jun 14, 2017 Research Alliance Parametric CEO Brian Langstraat & Dynasty CIO Scott Welch on WealthTrack—Parametric Portfolio Associates

How to increase your portfolio’s performance by decreasing its tax bite. Tips from tax-advantaged investment pros Brian Langstraat and Scott Welch.

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