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In our more than 20 years developing risk-managed, downside-first investment strategies, Frontier Asset Management has also developed our own way of viewing and evaluating the world around us. We share our knowledge and perspectives to help you make informed, well-rounded decisions for your clients and for your business.
After a rough period, markets appear to have stabilized, however fleeting that might be, as investors take stock of the damage suffered in recent months. And oh, what damage there has been. Last week marked the sixth consecutive weekly decline for the S&P 500®, bringing it within a hair’s breadth of a 20% drop from […]
Capital market prices do not rise all the time. We all know this. Furthermore, dislocations of prices are what typically create most investment opportunities. Buy low and sell high is likely the oldest and most basic investment adage. However, during times of volatility, rarely do investors proclaim, “I look forward to volatility, I can’t wait […]
First quarter GDP (Gross Domestic Product) came in at -1.4%, falling well shy of the Bloomberg consensus estimate of +1%, and nowhere near the +6.9% growth seen in the fourth quarter. The negative headline number was a bit misleading however, as the miss was primarily due to net exports (we imported more goods than ever […]
At the midpoint of the month, the damage caused by the increase in real rates is notable, especially in investment grade corporate bonds, growth stocks of all sizes, both domestic and foreign, and of course long-term Treasuries. U.S. corporate bonds have shed another 3.7% mtd, bringing the year-to-date total to -11.1%. Large cap growth stocks […]
For the Fed to really fight inflation, they need to put the Fed Funds Rate above inflation, and they need to induce an inverted yield curve. There are three major forces that have the potential to impact the performance of both stocks and bonds in the intermediate term future: the war in Ukraine, inflation and […]
If indeed equity markets advance on investor concerns, the route up the face of that mountain isn’t lacking for hand holds. Not only are fierce debates raging about the inflation picture and whether the Fed can architect a soft landing, but the entire world order is in flux, with decades of globalization now being challenged […]
Entering the second half of the month, investors have much to digest, and at least temporarily, celebrate. Yesterday (March 16th), statements from the Fed and from the Chinese government heartened markets around the globe, dramatically cutting losses in growth stocks and emerging markets for the month. The NASDAQ had recently breached a 20% drawdown that […]
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