Archive | February, 2016

Guess Which is Not the Worst Performing Area of the Global Equity Market this Year?


One major trend availing itself in the global equity markets may be surprising: the stark out-performance of emerging markets. We’ve started to write a bit here and there about the relative performance differentials availing themselves in what has undoubtedly been a turbulent year. The reason we’ve spent time on this subject is because often at important […]

EM has Out-performed DM in the Short-term (a good sign), but is this Just a Reflection of a Weaker USD?


Over the weekend a long-time client asked an excellent question related to our recent blog post entitled, “Is a Bright Spot Emerging in the Global Equity Markets?”, in which we tediously documented the relative out-performance trends among the vast majority of emerging market countries. The client correctly highlighted another notable divergence from trend being the US […]

Quality is Ruling Pretty Much All Areas of this Market


As markets narrow amid stress in the commodities and banking areas (see our recent post on the narrowness of markets) we wanted to point out that there has been one saving grace for equity investors, which is quality companies. In all but two sectors (energy and materials), owning the highest quality companies has significantly helped performance. […]