Portfolio Compass | April 18, 2019

COMPASS CHANGES Lowered Stocks view from Neutral/Positive to Neutral Lowered U.S. Equities view from Neutral/Positive to Neutral Raised Bonds view from Negative/Neutral to Neutral INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS With the S&P 500 Index nearing our year-end fair value target...

Portfolio Compass | March 20, 2019

INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS Expectations for solid but slower growth in the U.S. economy and corporate profits support our year-end 2019 fair value target for the S&P 500 of 3000.* We maintain our slight preference for value due to attractive relative valuations after a...

Portfolio Compass | February 20, 2019

COMPASS CHANGES Upgraded precious metals view to neutral from negative/neutral. INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS Expectations for solid but slower growth in the U.S. economy and corporate profits support our year-end 2019 fair value target for the S&P 500 of 3000.* We...

Portfolio Compass | January 16, 2019

COMPASS CHANGES No changes. INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS Expectations for solid but slower growth in the U.S. economy and corporate profits support our forecast of 8–10% returns for the S&P 500 Index in 2019*. We maintain our slight preference for value due to attractive...

Portfolio Compass | December 19, 2018

COMPASS CHANGES Downgraded small growth from neutral to negative/neutral. Downgraded small value from neutral/positive to neutral. Upgraded large growth from negative/neutral to neutral. Downgraded hedged foreign bonds from neutral to negative/neutral. INVESTMENT...

Portfolio Compass | November 14, 2018

COMPASS CHANGES Upgraded our view of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) from neutral to neutral/positive. Downgraded our view of bank loans to neutral from neutral/positive. INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS We expect additional gains for the S&P 500 Index over the balance of...