Equity Markets: How Much Energy Does the Bull Have Left?

After another big year for stocks in 2013, many investors are questioning how much longer the bull market can run before it collapses from exhaustion. This doubt has intensified with the early 2014 selloff. However, based on what we see, it’s not time to worry about the market’s stamina yet.

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Companies Can Do More to Unlock Shareholder Value

As the global recession and financial crisis move further back in the rearview mirror, companies have been more proactive about using their balance sheets in ways that enhance shareholder value. But we think they can do a lot more.

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Managing Equity Risk: Some Rules for the Road

Under the surface of May’s strong equity returns were major shifts in sector leadership, notably a rotation from defensive to traditional cyclical sectors. Given the market’s tendency to change gears, it helps to be flexible in managing portfolio risk. In fact, it should be a daily exercise.

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Equity Markets Still Have a Lot Left in the Tank

Upbeat headlines alone don’t make the case that US equity markets will continue plowing ahead. But we think there’s plenty of evidence that 2013 could be the fifth consecutive year that equity investors climb the “wall of worry.”

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Buy and Hold Is Dead…Long Live Buy and Hold

It seems that rumors of the death of long-term equity investing have been greatly exaggerated.

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