Policy Opportunities

Companies often use lobbying to position themselves before a shift in public policy or, to fend off challenges to their business model.
“Rent Seeking” is not a traditional factor accounted for in investment analysis and
can positively impact corporate profits via changes in public policy.

New Sovereigns

Aggressive "beggar thy neighbor" monetary policy has pushed the yield of sovereign credit to multi-cycle lows;
in some instances these rates globally have gone negative. The concomitant currency debasement has eroded the relative "safety" premium relative to equities, creating an opportunity for an alternative.

Dividend Growth

The scarcity of yield from conventional sources and the increasingly lofty valuations has created a need for a more nuanced approach to dividend investing. Companies scoring well by dividend yield and dividend growth have, independently, produced the strongest risk-adjusted returns. Together they are the powerful source of total return.

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Feb'20 Bohnsack

This Too Shall Pass

In this month’s Insight, Nicholas Bohnsack discusses how we remain optimistic, generally, for the U.S. and global economies to evidence a late-cycle re-acceleration in activity but is aware our positioning may look wrong for a stretch over the next month or two as the market digests the latest headwinds.
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Feb'20 Grabinski

U.S. Resilient, Sanders Still Favored, Bullish Long-Term

In this week’s Highlights, Ryan Grabinski suggests U.S. economic data remains resilient, Sanders continues to be the favorite in the betting markets, and despite the near-term obstacles, a bullish outlook for equities over the long-term is warranted.