Improving Fundamentals

As the first quarter of 2010 ends, the U.S. stock market is leading the developed markets of the world. Year to date the S&P 500 is up 5% and Asia Pacific rose 3.5% while European and Latin American markets have …

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Frontier Markets 101: Investing in High Growth, Greater Volatility

Written By Gavin Raphael, CIMA®, Director of Research, and Matthew Shaia, Associate Analyst, Cary Street Partners Investment Advisory LLC In 1992, Farida Khambata of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), defined frontier markets as those markets that are investable but are …

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Volatility Returns

Last month we stated that “we continue to believe that a cyclical bull market is in process. One disquieting feature is that over more than 100 years of stock market history a correction of 10-30% typically occurs before equities rebound …

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Time for Alpha

Another year and another decade are history. For 2009, equities rose 24% and soared 60% from their March lows. For the decade, U.S. stock indices declined 25%. On the other hand, long term Treasury bonds sank 15% in 2009 while …

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