Europe on Sale!

Asset Management, Trends  |   May 12, 2017  |  

We’ve all come across this common tourism message. During this decade, it applies to European stock markets, too. Investors avoided European equities and for solid reasons:  rolling crises, no growth, negative interest rates, and a dearth of political leadership. As a result, a yawning, historically wide gap opened between American and European market valuations. So, […]

International Investors Continue to be Attracted by US Yield Levels

Asset Management  |   July 12, 2016  |  
Taylor Kirk

US yield levels and interest rates reached record lows this week (below 1.4% on the benchmark 10-year US Treasury bond). However, the headline on the chart below sums up an interesting point: as other markets see such low rates, they make US interest rates look attractive by comparison to international investors. The chart, taken from Deutsche Bank […]

Income in a Low Interest Rate World

Asset Management  |   June 2, 2016  |  

The United States recently took part in a meeting of the G7, the international economic organization of industrialized countries, held in Japan. As an indicator of global interest rates, 4 of those 7 industrialized countries have a portion of their government debt carrying negative interest rates. In fact, 3 major global economies — Japan, Germany, and France […]