Emerging Market Investing Calls For Active Management

Posted by Mark Pettinga

For nearly a decade, the key to successful investing in emerging markets could be summed up in a single word: emerging. Economies like Brazil, Russia, India, and China were creating an emerging middle class, which in turn would create emerging demand for consumer goods, commodities … Read More »


The Odds Favor the Bulls

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Even with the Dow reaching a nominal record of 14,329 last Thursday, the performance of the market over the past five years is still below par. That bodes well for the bulls. Lower-than-average returns over five years are generally followed by higher-than-average returns over the … Read More »


Asset Managers Beginning to Increase Allocation to Equities.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

It’s finally starting to happen: After five years of extraordinarily defensive investing, the nation’s largest wealth-management firms are growing wary of bonds and more upbeat on stocks.

On average, the wealth managers are recommending that investors put 29% of their money in fixed income, down … Read More »