High-Yield - The Incredible Shrinking Asset Class and the Imminent Fall of the Zombies
The high-yield bond market has been having a relatively good 2023 as technicals remain firm and the feared recession has so far failed to materialize. Read full article.
Are the S&P 493 and Small Caps Well-Positioned for Attractive Performance?
During the calendar year of 2023, the “Magnificent Seven” (M7) of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta Platforms, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Tesla rallied 111% on average, outperforming the S&P 500® Equal Weight Index (+14% total return for 2024) by 97%, leading to an all-time high concentration for the seven largest stocks in the S&P 500® Index.
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02.06.2024 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- By utilizing our investment process and our investment team, we believe we can build portfolios different from the benchmark and provide an opportunity to generate returns above the benchmark over time. - Ironically, many passive indexes make active bets themselves. In 2023, the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats suffered its worst performance relative to the S&P 500® Index since 1999. - We’ve believed for over 20 years that portfolio managers with material amounts of their net worth invested alongside clients incentivizes portfolio diversification and active adjustments, rather than a static index where there is no vested interest. Our mission is to generate above-average returns with below-average risk over time.
We are delighted to announce that Guardian Capital Group Limited has reached an agreement under which Guardian’s wholly-owned subsidiary Guardian Capital LLC will acquire Sterling Capital from Truist. Post-closing, Sterling Capital will become an independently-operated subsidiary of Guardian.
01.22.2024 • Whitney Stewart, CFA®
During the calendar year of 2023, the “Magnificent Seven” (M7) of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta Platforms, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Tesla rallied 111% on average, outperforming the S&P 500® Equal Weight Index (+14% total return for 2024) by 97%, leading to an all-time high concentration for the seven largest stocks in the S&P 500® Index. Based on the factors below, some investors believe the rest of the S&P 493 and small-cap stocks are positioned for attractive returns in 2024 and beyond.
01.04.2024 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- We believe we can position clients in an advantageous spot by owning stocks whose companies have a track record of paying cash dividends on a regular basis and growing that corporate dividend throughout the year. - Perhaps this higher certainty of receiving dividends that contribute to an investor’s total return is why dividend growth stocks have performed well in the later stages of a Federal Reserve interest rate tightening cycle. - Looking back over time, the return of the S&P 500® Index without dividends is roughly 60% of the return with dividends.
12.14.2023 • Andrew Richman, CTFA
A bond market that had just come off its strongest month in nearly 40 years in November continued to rally as the Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) final meeting of 2023 supported the notion that the next move by the Fed will likely be rate cuts.