Here’s What You’re Missing If Your Only Focused On The U.S. Markets?

wall-street-etfMany investors remain fixated on what’s happening in the United States, and particularly on what the Federal Reserve (Fed) will do, but they shouldn’t lose sight of what’s happening abroad.
NYSE:IOO August 13, 2013 2:45pm

3 Funds To Consider That Offer Downside Protection

protect-hedgeSince spiking earlier this summer, market volatility is now back to spring lows. Investors, however, shouldn’t expect this calm to continue come September. Russ has four reasons why.
NYSE:IOO August 7, 2013 12:26pm

A Look Back At Q1 Calls

Russ KoesterichRuss Koesterich: This past Sunday wasn’t just Easter, it also marked the end of the first quarter. In between hunting for eggs and family meals, I took some time over the long weekend to reflect on how the economy and markets have performed so far in 2013 vs. what I expected late last year.
NYSE:IOO April 2, 2013 3:42pm

2 Major Threats Facing The U.S. Economy (IOO, OEF)

Economy recessionRuss Koesterich: Financial markets dodged yet another bullet last week when the House of Representatives passed a bill suspending the debt ceiling until mid-May. The decision by House Republicans temporarily removes the (not so real) threat of a default or government shutdown.
NYSE:IOO February 1, 2013 1:41pm

3 Key Dates to Watch After the Fiscal Cliff Deal (IDV, IOO, ACWV)

Russ Koesterich: Despite the passage of a bare bones deal last week to avert the fiscal cliff, Washington’s fiscal soap opera is far from over.
NYSE:ACWV January 7, 2013 6:35pm

5 Investment Ideas For A Post-Fiscal Cliff Deal World (OEF, IOO, IDV, HDV)

Russ Koesterich: As discussed in previous posts, Congress kicked off the New Year with a bare bones deal to avert (or at least delay) the fiscal cliff. Though markets responded positively to the news
NYSE:HDV January 4, 2013 12:42am

Seeking Shelter From The Storm? Consider Mega Caps (IOO, OEF)

Russ Koesterich: Last week I discussed how, with the possibility of the fiscal cliff looming, I believed mega cap equities, municipal bonds and international stocks are good places to be. I’d like to elaborate on mega caps, which, in addition to potentially providing some insulation
NYSE:IOO November 12, 2012 3:25pm

Prepare Now For The Looming Fiscal Cliff With These ETFs (HDV, ACWV, IOO, IDV)

Russ Koesterich: The general election season is finally upon us, and investors should begin shifting their focus from theoretical discussions about the impending fiscal cliff of potential tax hikes and spending cuts to more concrete action plans of what to do about it.
NYSE:ACWV August 31, 2012 12:54pm

Groundhog Day: Will September’s Sell-off Repeat In 2012? (ACWI, ACWV, IOO)

Russ Koesterich: Come September investors might feel as if they are trapped in their own version of Groundhog Day. Last year, the Dow dropped 6% in September.
NYSE:ACWV August 21, 2012 10:58pm

Global Telecom Stocks Lose Luster (ACWI, ACWV, IOO)

Russ Koesterich: Last summer I favored overweighting global telecom stockswithin an equity portfolio. The thesis was that these stocks offered a compelling yield, and the added benefit was that the sector’s defensive characteristics meant that it was likely
NYSE:ACWV August 9, 2012 3:54pm

Whither Global Stocks? Be Sure To Track This Data (ACWI, ACWV, IOO, IDV, HDV)

Russ Koesterich: Sometimes, either weak economic numbers or strong economic numbers can point to a surge in US and global equities. This could be one of those weeks.
NYSE:ACWV July 31, 2012 2:27pm

Sell In May: Volatility Isn’t Going Away (IXP, HDV, IOO, IDV)

Russ Koesterich: According to the old adage “Sell in May and go away,” investors are supposed to cash out their stock market positions in May and then take the traditionally poorer performing summer
NYSE:HDV May 15, 2012 9:33am

Multi-Asset Class Strategy For A Rising Rate Environment (HYG, IOO, FLOT)

Del Stafford: Recently my group has seen an increase in client conversations around the prospect of inflation and rising rates. The combination of recent weak economic news and strong equity market performance and commodity prices has caused some investors to think more about these things as they shape their

NYSE:FLOT May 1, 2012 1:05pm

Are Stocks Still A Bargain? (IOO, ACWI, ACWV)

Russ Koesterich:  With global stocks up approximately 25% from their fall low and many market watchers endorsing equities in recent weeks, it’s hardly surprising that investors are wondering if stocks are still a good bargain.

NYSE:ACWV March 29, 2012 2:07pm

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