Expect the Unexpected: The Role of Commodities During Periods of Unexpected Inflation
Asset prices have historically been more sensitive to inflation surprises than inflation itself. In these environments, commodities, relative to stocks or bonds, offer the greatest opportunity for positive performance.
Wash Sales: How to Keep Your Tax Losses from Shrinking
If you want to use your investment losses for tax purposes, running afoul of the IRS’s wash-sale rule is like accidentally laundering your favorite wool sweater in the hot-water cycle. In this post we unload what you need to know to avoid being hung out to dry.
Enough is Enough: Why We Cap Country Exposure in Our Emerging Markets Strategies
Should you cap your exposure to China? We think so. We argue that the growing concentrations in many emerging markets indexes do not make a great deal of sense. Learn more about why we believe in maintaining country weight caps.