Global Investing

MAKE SOME INVESTMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY

May 24, 2019

MAKE SOME INVESTMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY

All Investors Tend to Have a Home Country Bias

U.S. Has Been the Place to Invest for the Last Decade

Its Late in the Economic and Market Cycle for U.S.

Early in Cycle for Some Countries, Particularly in the Emerging Markets

Some Countries Experiencing Economic Turnarounds and Political Reform

A MORNINGSTAR FAVORITE:

    ARTISAN DEVELOPING WORLD FUND (ARTYX)

  • Morningstar 5-Star & Bronze Medalist ratings
  • Run by Lewis Kaufman
  • Experienced emerging markets manager
  • Launched it in 2015
  • Focuses on 40-50 high-quality companies
  • Based in emerging markets themselves, including frontier markets or developed market companies
  • Large exposure to emerging markets

Watch the related WEALTHTRACK episode.

LATIN AMERICA ECONOMIC EXTREMES

May 10, 2019

CONSIDER PUTTING A SMALL AMOUNT OF YOUR EMERGING MARKETS ALLOCATION INTO AN ESTABLISHED LATIN AMERICAN FUND.
LATIN AMERICA ECONOMIC EXTREMES

    FAILURES:
    Venezuela’s economic collapse

    SUCCESSES:

  • Open market economies:
  • – Chile
  • – Colombia
  • – Peru
  • POTENTIAL TURNAROUND

      Brazil- attempting serious pension reform

    ESTABLISHED LATIN AMERICAN STOCK FUND

      T. Rowe Price Latin American fund (PRLAX)

    • – Bronze Medalist
    • – 4-Star Rating
    • – Experienced team
    • -“Sound and distinctive growth discipline”

Watch the related WEALTHTRACK episode.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SOME DEFENSIVE HOLDINGS IN YOUR PORTFOLIO

May 3, 2019

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SOME DEFENSIVE HOLDINGS IN YOUR PORTFOLIO

  • Ward’s Choices: Counter-cyclical stocks like utilities and cell tower companies
  • Individual Investors’ Choices: Defensive non-stock assets like cash, Treasury bonds, gold …

Watch the related WEALTHTRACK episode.

HAVE FAITH IN THE RESILIENCE OF THE U.S. ECONOMY

April 27, 2019

HAVE FAITH IN THE RESILIENCE OF THE U.S. ECONOMY

    Contractions are caused by:

  • Excesses in important sectors of the economy
  • Overheating and “irrational exuberance”
  • Prices and inflation spike
  • Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy

Watch the related WEALTHTRACK episode.

OWN SOME U.S. TREASURIES

March 29, 2019

OWN SOME U.S. TREASURIES

  • Safe haven asset class in recession eras
  • U.S. rates higher than other developed markets
  • Longer maturity = more dramatic price moves
  • Every 1% decline in yield:
  • – 2-yr Treasury note value + 1.9%
  • – 10-yr Treasury note value + 8.6%
  • – 30-yr Treasury bond value +19.1%

Watch the related WEALTHTRACK episode.

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