As a goals-based investment manager, we believe investment problems and challenges are best addressed in the context of an investor’s goals—the ultimate reason behind saving and investing. By aligning investment solutions with investor goals, investors have better opportunities to measure the actual “real world” outcomes they seek.
Each client’s investment-related goals consist of three stages—accumulation (or the gain stage), preservation (or the protect stage) and distribution (or the spend stage). Importantly, for every goal, each stage has its own overarching objective and risk.
Another week of mixed economic results, as the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index and durable goods orders (as well as core durable goods orders) all were
Last week saw mixed signals once again for the U.S. economy. On the plus side: The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index was robust, beating
The U.S. economy showed signs of both strength and weakness last week. Updated second-quarter GDP data remained robust, at 3.5%, while personal spending was stronger
A mixed week economically in the U.S., as better-than-expected retail sales growth in October was countered somewhat by soft industrial production. And while the NY
The Federal Reserve Board held interest rates steady, as expected, during a mixed week for the U.S. economy. On the one hand, the U.S. services
Economic data released last week revealed strength in some key areas of the U.S. economy. For example, GDP growth during the third quarter was slightly
Domestic economic data was mixed last week. The biggest headline was that the U.S. added 134,000 new jobs in September—significantly fewer than expected. The good
The Fed, as expected, raised a key short-term interest rate last week as the U.S. economy exhibited a mix of strength and weakness. The bright
Weekly initial jobless claims came in much lower than expected last week, while the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index significantly exceeded forecasts for September (after slowing
Optimistic consumers and lower-than-expected inflation characterized much of the economic news in the U.S. last week. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment gauge for September
It was another week of solid economic data in the U.S., including: Both the ISM Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing indices significantly exceeded forecasts. Average hourly earnings
Horizon Investments is a modern, goals-based investment manager and think tank. Our focus is on goals-based investment strategies, to help financial advisors and their clients improve the investment experience relative to real world, prioritized financial goals.
Founded in 1995, Horizon provided investment advice to individual clients while utilizing a process based on quantitative analysis. Today our investment process balances quantitative expertise with a qualitative perspective, including economic, fundamental and geopolitical analysis. Over 20 years, we’ve continued to expand our investment management team to include the seasoned academics and research analysts needed to pursue forward-looking approaches to address a myriad of challenges that investors face while seeking to grow their wealth. As a result, financial advisors turn to Horizon for our innovative risk mitigation and retirement income strategies. Rooted in a global active investment approach, the firm’s GAIN PROTECT SPEND® framework, combined with its investment management methodology, has been a cornerstone of Horizon’s portfolio construction process for over a decade.
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