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Risk Assets Boosted by Hunt for Income and Total Return
Despite a volatile start to the year and a brief Brexit-related setback, risk assets like high-yield bonds, convertibles and equities have continued their upward climb. Doug Forsyth details the multiple factors fuelling their strong performance.
In Shift Toward Alternatives, Illiquid Alts Gain Ground
Kristina Hooper reviews the results of the 2016 RiskMonitor—AllianzGI’s annual survey of institutional investors. She finds that illiquid alternatives, and their high-octane potential, are gaining ground on their underperforming liquid counterparts.
In Clinton vs. Trump Race, Bet on Infrastructure
The presidential candidates don't often see eye to eye, but they both agree that the US needs to fix its crumbling infrastructure. Our infographic shows how infrastructure spending could pay off for the economy—and how investors could take advantage.
'Risky' and 'Safe' Assets Can't Both Keep Winning
Asset classes across the risk/reward spectrum have performed strongly in 2016, but something has to give, according to Chief Economist Stefan Hofrichter. He says it’s the relatively safer assets that are eventually going to lose out.
US Election 2016: A Vote Against the Other
Inside the Beltway
As summer fades, the 2016 US presidential race enters its fraught and final stretch. Amid this most contentious of political contests, Peter Lefkin notes a sad resignation among voters, who are driven by rancor for the other side more than anything else.
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Harnessing Equity Index Options for Total Return
Stephen Bond-Nelson explains how the AllianzGI Structured Return Fund smartly invests in equity index options to generate market-neutral returns with low volatility.
Has Investment Diversification Alone Had its Day?
Dialed In To Retirement
The idea that investment diversification can enhance returns and lower risk hasn't played out as planned in post-crisis markets. This may come as a surprise to retirement investors, who should now consider a more dynamic approach according to Glenn Dial.
Building a Better Portfolio Using "Best Styles"
5 Sector Investing Solutions
Sector investing can be an excellent way to pursue global growth opportunities and add diversification. To help you take advantage of timely sector-investing trends, take a look at the following sector-based funds.
Top 5 Takeaways from the New DOL Rule
Dialed In to Retirement
Now that the Obama administration has imposed its final fiduciary rule, financial advisors must interpret and implement this regulation in all its complexity. Glenn Dial cuts to the chase with five key takeaways from the enormous 923-page document.
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Countdown to the Election: The Candidates on Healthcare
Making up about 17% of US GDP and affecting all, healthcare has long been a political lightning rod in US elections. Kristina Hooper, along with Peter Lefkin, scrutinize the 2016 candidates' healthcare positions and their potential impact on the economy.
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Mapping Your Road to Retirement: Dynamic Target-Date Strategies 101
Our brief educational video puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to retirement saving by showing you how AllianzGI Dynamic Target-Date Strategies do the hard work of investing for you, making them helpful options for retirement savings plans.
FOMC: No News is Good News
The September FOMC meeting transpired just as we expected, which is to say we expected nothing. In this environment, Kristina Hooper says financial repression is alive and well and that investors need to be selective about risk.
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A Deeper Dive into Frac Sand
As the US shale-oil industry booms and busts, so too does the frac sand industry. In a year of OPEC production uncertainties and wave of US well closures, our Grassroots Research℠ team takes a deeper dive into frac sand demand and prices.
New Study Measures the UK's Post-Brexit Mood
In the weeks surrounding the UK's historic Brexit referendum, Grassroots℠ Research surveyed UK consumers to gauge their overall sentiment. According to Kelly Reuba, Global Head of Grassroots Research, consumers became notably gloomier after the vote.
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