Ray Dalio, the founder and cochief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, thinks "diversifying well is the most important thing you need to do in order to invest well."
He develops his thesis around a focus on the unknown and the return-to-risk ratio.
Dalio provides 10 eye-opening charts that show the power of…
Macro Themes and Market Outlooks in 2019
The papers below contain some thought-provoking insights, exploring the investment outlook for the next month, quarter, year and beyond. There are two significant issues - Brexit and the US-China trade war - particularly troubling investors at the presen
On August 5, China allowed its currency, the yuan, to depreciate against the U.S. dollar. It wasn’t a particularly large move, a little more than 1.5%, but it breached 7 yuan per $ -- a level seen as “psychologically important.”
Stocks climbed on Friday after a choppy week of trading amid a bond-market rally and hopes of new economic stimulus across Europe.
German news-magazine Der Spiegel reported Germany plans to engage in deficit spending should the country fall into a recession, while an official from the European Central Bank recently said monetary stimulus in the region would exceed…
More than a year after the start of the U.S.-China trade war, we’re finally starting to see consumer prices increase. Core inflation, which excludes food and energy, rose to a six-month high of 2.2 percent year-over-year in July.
Stock markets have become more volatile as trade tensions have worsened and weakness in the manufacturing side of the economy has caused increasing concern. Swift resolutions to these issues seem unlikely and a dovish Fed may not be the elixir to what ails the economy. With the likelihood of persistent volatility in the coming months, we recommend investors stay broadly diversified and focused on…
This is the longest U.S. economic expansion ever. And while expansions don’t die of old age, it’s prudent for investors and central bankers to think now about the potential consequences of the next global recession.
The spread between the 10-year Treasury note yield and the 2-year yield briefly dipped below 0. An inverted yield curve signals a strong likelihood of entering a recession within the next 12 months, but the odds of a recession had already been rising as the yield curve has flattened.
Last week on CNBC I stated that maybe what we have is a new toolbox; but nobody knows what new tool to use for analyzing the economy, stock market, bond market, etc. Our friend, CNBC’s uber-smart Steve Liesman, hinted at this point in our interview, but I do not think many folks picked up on it, and it is a very important point.
Chinese mainland equities, or A-shares, will be much more accessible to foreign investors. However, investors should do due diligence to more effectively understand the potential risks and rewards in this growing, and increasingly important, market.