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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Oct'19 Bohnsack

Bullish In The Face of Uncertainty

In this month’s Insight, Nicholas Bohnsack summarizes the list of worries for investors and discusses our current recommended asset allocation while Tom Tzitzouris discusses how bond beta has gotten too rich.
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Oct'19 Grabinski

Consumer, Trade, Earnings Season

In this week’s Highlights, Ryan Grabinski discusses four key economic data points, trade, and the upcoming earnings season.