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Scott Ladner talks macroeconomics and a global view on markets with Ausbiz.

Scott Ladner talks macroeconomics and a global view on markets with Ausbiz.

Equity rallies are likely on borrowed time as Fed messaging becomes more hawkish once again

"...unless supply chains heal rapidly or workers flood back into the labor force, any equity rallies are likely on borrowed...

Stocks fell hard Thursday, May 5, 2022 following the FOMC meeting announcement

Stocks fell hard Thursday, May 5, 2022 following the FOMC meeting announcement in which the Federal Reserve raised rates by...

Horizon’s Zach Hill weighs in and is quoted in this Reuters story.

Investors have been dumping high growth stocks for weeks, due to worries about inflation, rising interest rates and a potential...

Scott sheds light on the micro vs macro market drivers.

Scott Ladner on air for Mornings with Maria Bartiromo. Scott sheds light on the micro vs macro market drivers. Tune...

The Fed’s Clarity Boosts Stocks—But For How Long?

Investors liked what they heard from the Fed this week. The Federal Reserve Board raised the Federal Funds Rate by...

Are Bonds No Longer A Safe Haven For Investors?

Bonds are usually thought of as a safe haven for investors due to their lower risk/ lower return profile. For investors...

The “Fear Index” For Bonds Has Markets On Edge

No doubt about it: Fixed-income investors are spooked.Volatility in U.S. Treasuries has soared this year. As seen in the chart,...

Making Sense of Investment Categories & Ratings Systems

The truth is, individual investors today don’t care as much about exposures as they do outcomes. They’re asking how to...

The Preservation Puzzle: When to Change

We know that in Preservation, clients either ask or at least ponder: What product gives me all the upside and...

Noise & Financial Planning

Kahneman's Behavioral Approach Noise: an unwanted variability in decision-making.  Ask yourself, when am I at my best? Are you a...

Annuities in a Goals-Based Framework

Investment professionals rarely agree on the risks and direction of markets, yet many would agree that planning for retirement is...

Active financial advice is the new reality

We see active financial advice as the new reality. Not robo. Not passive. But active!  Today, we can see an...

Best Month for Stocks Now Faces Off With Fed, Inflation Catch

U.S. companies start to report the effect of decades-high inflation on their profit margins.

Market Volatility

"Volatility in the bond market is simply too high right now..." Zachary Hill, CFA is quoted on CNBC earlier today....

Consumers are getting out of the house—and bringing their wallets.

As Americans become more comfortable with Covid-19’s transition from pandemic to endemic, two of our key expectations for this year...
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