Tag: Performance

The Bond ‘Misclassification’ Debate

Accusations about overblown bond ratings, by Morningstar, still need to be proved, advisers say. But, if true, this could affect investor capital flows and the amount of risk that bond investors take.

The Art of Comparing TDF and Balanced Fund Performance

The outputs of a hypothetical model based on historical net asset values for balanced funds and target-date funds show just how complicated it can be to compare the relative merits of the two approaches to asset allocation. As it turns out, balanced funds, though less popular, might deserve another look.

Seeing the Bigger QDIA Picture

Are custom solutions worth the effort? Is passive more appropriate than active? It all depends on the adviser and the client.

A Markedly Positive Mid-Year Market Check-In

Millions of jobs have returned as the country has reopened, thanks to the positive impact of the COVID-19 vaccination program, but as the U.S. enters the second half of the year, sources say some ‘problems of success’ have emerged.

A New Telling of the Story of Persistent Inequality

The interest rate regime embraced to combat strong inflation of the mid-1970s and early 1980s has had unintended consequences—including the development of historic levels of wealth inequality. Yakov Feygin says there’s a lot that can be done to turn things around.