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CA Answers March 2017
Is the United States Set for a Spike in Inflation?

Answers to our clients’ questions about market action and the market environment in a few paragraphs every two weeks. We doubt it. But, price levels are likely to rise gradually in the months ahead, as the rebound in energy commodities continues to impact measurements. Recent inflation data releases have raised concerns about a potential spike,…
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CA Answers February 2017
Are “Reflation Trades” Reversing or Just Pausing?

Answers to our clients’ questions about market action and the market environment in a few paragraphs every two weeks. Some of the reflation trades that received a boost from the US election (such as the stronger US dollar and higher US bond yields) look to be merely taking a breather as investors square positions; however,…
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CA Answers February 2017
Is Now the Time to Invest in Real Assets?

Answers to our clients’ questions about market action and the market environment in a few paragraphs every two weeks. In a word, yes, albeit slowly and selectively. Since the US presidential election, the market appears to be pricing in renewed expectations of growth and inflation, both of which have the potential to positively impact real…
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CA Answers January 2017
Why Shouldn’t Investors Simplify to a 70/30 Portfolio?

Answers to our clients’ questions about market action and the market environment in a few paragraphs every two weeks. Simple is not so sweet in the current environment. In a world of global uncertainty, investors should place a premium on diversification. The siren song of the simple portfolio may be difficult to resist, but its…
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CA Answers January 2017
Are Private Equity Returns Doomed?

Answers to our clients’ questions about market action and the market environment in a few paragraphs every two weeks. No. You just need to know where to look. Given the low return environment, many investors are exploring private equity investing for the first time, attracted by data points such as the 10.7% ten-year return for…
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