Blog Posts tagged "equities"

Income Investing in an Uncertain World | Part 2

Author: Nathan Rowader
Date: January 20, 2017
Category: Alternatives, Financial Planning
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In the first part of this series, we outlined the risks associated with achieving long-term investment objectives in a low interest rate world. The solution we outlined increased exposure to higher income assets such as high yield or emerging market corporate bonds. As we indicated however, increasing the exposure to these asset types indeed increases the risk of the overall portfolio in terms of volatility and maximum drawdown. This presents a conundrum: Should an investor merely accept more risk or is there a better way to manage the increased level of risk and still increase the overall income from the portfolio?

Income Investing in an Uncertain World | Part 1

Author: Nathan Rowader
Date: October 11, 2016
Category: Alternatives, Financial Planning
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As the recession of 2008/2009 wound down, many investors began to survey the wreckage of the financial markets and shift their attention from asset preservation to capital appreciation. Traditional fixed rate bonds, particularly sovereign bonds such as U.S. Treasurys, appeared to be grossly overvalued thanks to aggressive monetary stimulus from nearly every central bank.

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