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Traditional Municipal Bond Indices Limit Broader Investment Opportunities

September 17, 2018 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA, and Catherine Stienstra | Category: Chart of the Week

Traditional Municipal Bond Indices Limit Broader Investment Opportunities
Indices exist in large part to measure the value of a given market. While stock market indices are very familiar and offer widely accepted benchmarks, several unique intricacies make the municipal market far more difficult to define and track:...
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Style Analysis: Value Stocks Looking Attractive

September 05, 2018 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Equity Income and Dividends

Style Analysis: Value Stocks Looking Attractive
Value stocks are looking attractive with growth stocks significantly above their historically average forward price/earnings (P/E) premium relative to value stocks....
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China – Consumption is the Key

August 27, 2018 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Emerging Markets

China – Consumption is the Key
China's government has been trying to reduce reliance on traditional growth drivers such as industry, investment and exports and boost the contribution from consumers and services....
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EM Consumers Prefer Local Brands Over International Brands

August 06, 2018 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Emerging Markets

EM Consumers Prefer Local Brands Over International Brands
The global middle-class market now is composed of two distinct components: a slow-growing developed country middle class and a fast-growing emerging economy middle class. Within many emerging markets, more consumers now prefer to buy products from local brands rather than foreign brands....
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EM Consumers: Carrying More of the Load

July 23, 2018 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Emerging Markets

EM Consumers: Carrying More of the Load
Structural developments in emerging markets have led to a growing share of GDP coming from consumption, while at the same time consumption has been a decreasing component of GDP in developed markets....
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