The price of gold has been moving upward, hitting a new one-year high this month. So, is now the time to ask – Should I invest in gold or look for a better long-term investment?
Weak market periods and low investment returns.
2022 was a year of dramatic selloffs in both the stock and bond markets. Bonds, hit by extraordinary losses at a level not seen since 1842, failed to offset the stock market’s painful 18.1% decline.
While investors focus on recession, interest rates, and inflation, there may be a more concerning issue for the long-term investor. What if we are heading into an extended period of weak market returns?
In our latest InvestEd video, Mark Armbruster, CFA, and Chris Cebula, CPA, discuss the current economic environment and academic research to explore the possibility of persistent low returns and provide some ideas on portfolio resiliency in weak market periods.
When will we see a return to a bull market in 2023? It might not be tomorrow but there may be signs of hope. There are reasons to be optimistic, including stock market valuations. The CAPE ratio currently stands at 28 for the overall U.S. stock market. It is still well ahead of the longer-term average of 17, but down considerably from its high of 38 late last year.
What if we are heading into an extended period of weak market returns? In our latest InvestEd video, Mark Armbruster, CFA, and Chris Cebula, CPA, discuss the current economic environment and academic research to explore the possibility of persistent low returns and provide some ideas on portfolio resiliency in weak market periods.
Investors are asking how to invest during inflation? There are economic experts who currently have strong opinions about inflation like Larry Summers and Nouriel Roubini, but even they can’t predict the future. So how can you protect your future investment returns in a high inflationary environment? In this ACM InvestED episode, we’re going to discuss inflation, which is currently at 40-year high. We’ll also talk about its potential impact on your investment portfolio, and how to react as an investor or perhaps why you shouldn’t overreact.
In today’s market the riskiest investments seem to keep going up. Stocks sporting huge valuations like Tesla (TLSA) and Rivian (RIVN), cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), and SPACs garner a lot of attention, and they have made a lot of money. However, historically this type of investing has ultimately resulted in steep losses. Stock market valuations and fundamentals still matter, even though they may seem quaint at times.
In our latest VidCast, Mark Armbruster, CFA discusses current market valuation, possible expectations for future returns, and why valuation is still very relevant.
Our latest InvestEd Vidcast discusses the current economic environment and thoughts about inflation, economist Nouriel Roubini and stagflation, and Larry Summer’s secular stagnation. While somewhat mutually exclusive, all three are possible in the coming years. None appear to be too rosy for investors and the stock market. We discuss each scenario and how to invest through what could be a challenging economic cycle.
What do SPACs , NFTs, cryptocurrency , shortsqueeze, meme stocks, and WD-40 have in common? What could Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), or even Shiba Inu (SHIB) and household brand WD-40 possibly have in common? Join Mark Armbruster, CFA and Christopher Cebula, CPA in the latest ACM InvestEd VidCast to find out.
There are worrisome signs about inflation these days, but it is impossible to know for sure if it is coming. It is also very hard to hedge and can be costly if you are wrong. What about inflation protection by holding real assets such as commodities, gold, inflation-protected bonds or even real estate? Should we accept that inflation will be part of the investment experience, even if it causes some short-term disruptions? Join Mark Armbruster, CFA and Chris Cebula as they discuss the GDP, US debt, housing and consumer prices, and investing in times of inflation in the latest from the ACM InvestEd VidCast Series.
Factor investing is an investment approach that is deeply rooted in academic research. Using factors in investment portfolios can help dampen volatility, improve diversification and investment results. Join Armbruster Capital’s Mark Armbruster, CFA and special guest, Alex Botte CFA, CAIA from Two Sigma, as they discuss the attributes of factor investing in the latest from the ACM InvestEd VidCast Series. Learn what a factor is, how it relates to portfolio risk, and how it can improve portfolio construction. Warning – we got a little carried away and went over our typical ten minutes or less threshold.