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A Look At The Emerging Markets Asset Class

 June 30 2013     David Templeton
One area of the global equity markets that has experienced a significant correction this year is the emerging markets. As the below charts of one, five and ten year returns indicate, the emerging market space (EEM, VWO) has significantly underperformed the U.S. market (S&P 500 Index) for one and five years, but maintains a large performance edge for ten years. Importantly for investors then is det...

Interest Rate Policy To Impact The Dollar And Commodity Related Industries

 June 16 2013     David Templeton
All eyes have been on the Federal Reserve recently as talk of tapering of the quantitative easing programs was introduced by some Fed governors. An outcome of reducing the QE influence on the economy would likely be a move higher in interest rates. In fact, the yield on the 10-year Treasury recently moved higher from the 1.60% area to the 2.20% level as a result of the tapering comments. If this g...

Where Does A Top Bond Manager Invest His Personal Funds?

 June 14 2013     David Templeton
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Emerging Market Investments Unable To Find A Bottom

 June 12 2013     David Templeton
One investment asset class that seemed to be favored by many investment advisers at the beginning of the year was emerging markets. When the crowd highly favors a certain type of investment, investors should be wary of following this crowd behavior. At the beginning of this year, InvestmentNews surveyed advisers and found the following,"...more than half the advisers surveyed by InvestmentNews at ...

Chasing Yield Has A Downside When Interest Rates Rise

 June 12 2013     David Templeton
As interest rates have moved higher, as evidenced by the below chart of the 10-year treasury yield, yield related investments have come under significant downward pressure. The below chart shows the 10-year treasury yield rising from 1.63% in early May to 2.19% at today's close.From The Blog of HORAN Capital AdvisorsRising rates have had a negative impact on REITs. Investors that were chasing yiel...

Fickle Investor Sentiment

 June 9 2013     David Templeton
One common trait of individual investors during the equity bull market run since November is restraint. Based on the American Association of Individual Investors sentiment survey, investor bullish sentiment fell over six percentage points to 29.47% for the weekly period ending June 6th. This follows a thirteen point decline in the prior week after moving up by over ten points during the week of Ma...

The Hindenburg Omen Is Triggered Again

 June 2 2013     David Templeton
Friday afternoon one technical indicator, the Hindenburg Omen, seemed to dominate the discussion of a number of market pundits. The blog at stockcharts.com provides the following criteria in order for the indicator to be triggered, "Hindenburg Omen: Created by James Miekka, the Hindenburg Omen warns of potential weakness in the stock market. There are three criteria to activate the omen. First...

Remember Those Two Week Market Declines?

 June 1 2013     David Templeton
A seemingly rare occurrence has taken place with the close of trading on Friday. The S&P 500 Index has declined for two weeks in a row. The last time this occurred was in November of last year. This is a testament to how strong the market advance has been so far this year.From The Blog of HORAN Capital AdvisorsThe sectors that have been the weaker performers during this pullback or consolidation h...

The Consequences Of Leveraged Investments Is Unfolding

 May 30 2013     David Templeton
The market has interpreted recent commentary from the Fed that quantitative easing (QE) may be nearing an end. This type of thinking from market participants has led to a significant sell off in many fixed income investments as well as yield focused equities and ETFs.The negative impact with the price performance of many of these investments that have fixed income qualities has been exacerbated by...

Stocks As Bonds And Modern Portfolio Theory

 May 27 2013     David Templeton
Over time, as investors approach and enter into retirement, fixed income is often viewed as the stable portion of one's investment portfolio. Today though, central banks around the globe have implemented monetary policies that have pushed interest rates to near record lows. Does this artificial stimulus then make fixed income a not so safe investment asset class?From a prudence point of view, some...
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