Portfolio Management

Uncharted Territory for Stock Valuations April 17, 2018

Posted by Bryce Coward, CFA in Markets, Portfolio Management

Another month and another new high in equity valuations, at least relative to sales. Indeed, the median company in our developed world index (which covers the top 85% of companies in each country) just achieved a price to sales ratio that eclipsed the 2000 peak….

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Energy Stocks Are Starting to Flow April 05, 2018

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Markets, Portfolio Management

Energy stocks are looking lively today, with energy the best performing sector in the US and second best performing sector in Europe. The likely reason for the buoyant performance is a continued improvement in fundamentals. Inventory data released yesterday showed a steady decline in crude…

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Special Report on the Energy Industry December 14, 2017

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, Markets, Portfolio Management

We expect momentum in the energy sector and resource-related currencies to continue into 2018. In this mid-quarter update to investors, we analyze what this means for the market. In summary: Oil prices are testing resistance, and if they can break out, there is significant upside. Oil…

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Cash is an Asset Class Again! November 30, 2017

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, Markets, Portfolio Management

In a US Dollar bull market with interest rates at zero, cash is rightfully dismissed as a non-asset class. But, when the US Dollar is in a bear cycle, things change, irrespective of what US interest rates are. There are a handful of indicators we…

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