September, 2014 PCM Quant Coalescence
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Money flows continue pointing to the U.S., as the U.S. dollar hits multi year highs against the yen. The equities theme also continues unchanged, as markets continue to disregard potential geopolitical risks and many macro-economic reports that are less than stellar. For the September first of the month analysis and trading, PCM Absolute U.S. Sectors remained long financials and technology, while PCM U.S. Industries is also long tech and financials, .... Read More..
Modern Asset Allocation: Riskier Than You Think
Written by R.Todd Wood, MBA
How one defines "conservative" is an important question. Conservative investing has different meanings to different constituencies, and perhaps has even been over simplified due to the pigeon-holing effect of investor risk categories.For many investors, being conservative means they can't afford to take risks that would potentially reduce or eat into principal; however, standard asset allocation models are static and typically heavily weight bonds for conservative investors. While this methodology has worked well in low inflationary markets, risk of a decade of bull markets in bonds mean.... Read More...
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