Financial Industry Insights from Advisors Asset Management

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October 11, 2018
Focus on the Fundamentals By : Matt Lloyd With the selloff in the markets yesterday, many are questioning if this is the start of something bigger or another dip in the longer run upward.
September 17, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – Bears Lurking Amongst the Bulls By : Mike Boyle, CFA As this has been transpiring we have seen the bears come out in force once again calling for, at a minimum, a pullback in U.S. stocks and in some cases the beginning of the next bear market.
August 27, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – Convergence of Divergence. Several Market Indicators Flashing Caution. By : Scott Colyer The Pain Trade is Likely Higher from Here | August appears to be the host to several crowded positions in key markets that are approaching records both in size and divergence and our contrarian value bent makes us curious as to how the next chapter of markets will be written.
June 26, 2018
Why Would Anyone Pay a Premium for a Bond? By : Advisors Asset Management, Inc. (AAM) Many investors simply can’t justify purchasing a bond for more than its principal amount. They believe that buying a bond at its original price (par) or at a discount (paying less than par value) is always the best “deal.” However, in some instances, buying a bond at a premium (or paying more than ...
June 18, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – Looking to Diversify Income and Risk Away from U.S. High Yield? Emerging Markets Now Provide a Unique Opportunity By : Scott Colyer Most folks acknowledge that the United States is in the late innings of the current business cycle and often it can experience cracks in the junk bond markets that show up before cracks in the equity markets.
June 11, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – Will Interest Rates Continue to Rise? Part 2 By : Jim Costas Another piece of data that would indicate to some that the economy is still hot with potential inflationary results is the JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) data.
May 21, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – The Rates Rubik’s Cube By : Matt Lloyd The 10-year Treasury broke through the psychological barrier of 3.00% and controlled chaos began in the prognosticating the potential of this mythical rate…well mythical in the sense that was last there in 2011.
April 23, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – Will Interest Rates Continue to Rise? By : Jim Costas There has been ample discussion on where interest rates are headed and naturally many different views. The question is whether the move toward higher rates has more to go.
April 09, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – Now is Not the Time for Bonds? Not So Fast! By : JB Golden, CFA With interest rates recently touching multi-year highs, credit spreads near or at post-crisis lows and the return of volatility to both equity and fixed income markets, concerns over a “bond bubble” have, again, become the “topic du jour.”
March 26, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – Spiking Investor Fear May Indicate a Buying Opportunity By : Scott Colyer Every time someone asks for our equity market projection we always include the obvious: a correction can occur at any time. Corrections are normal, needed and provide structure for markets to move higher over the long term.
March 02, 2018
Tariffs: Clarity, Not Chaos in the Numbers By : Matt Lloyd The announcement of the implementation of tariffs on steel and aluminum has once again awakened investor anxiety.
February 26, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – An Earnings Resurgence By : Mike Boyle, CFA Be careful what you wish for. Many market commentators, us included, have been highlighting the long absence (about 15 months) of a 3% or greater setback for the S&P 500.
February 09, 2018
Abrupt Change In The Yield Curve – Supports Growth Outlook By : Scott Colyer For the last year or so there has been extensive conversation surrounding the flattening of the U.S. Treasury yield curve.
February 06, 2018
Nasty Bears Put the Hurt on Goldilocks | Keeping Your Head Attached When Those Around You Are Losing Theirs By : Scott Colyer Over the last few days the markets have been crushed down over 10%. The sentiment in the equity markets have turned from extreme greed to extreme fear in a period of a few days.
January 29, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – Spiking the Porridge. Goldilocks Economy Gets Extra Innings. By : Scott Colyer Synchronized global economic growth is a reality and after nearly a decade of record-breaking monetary stimulus in the form of Quantitative Easing (QE), many of the world’s central banks are handing the reins of economic stimulus to fiscal measures.
January 22, 2018
AAM Viewpoints – The Future’s So Bright (You Better Wear Shades!) By : JB Golden, CFA There is a growing consensus amongst bond market participants that 2018 will shape up to be a good year for municipal bonds. We closed out 2017 with strong December performance, making the year one of the best in recent memory.
January 08, 2018
2018 Investment Outlook By : Matt Lloyd In our 2018 Economic playlist we hit on the hot-spots of the most important areas of the globe and where we see their trajectory for this year. Just like an eclectic playlist with various genres of music, the myriad of data metrics continues to point to a comprehensive growth theme.
December 18, 2017
The 2018 Economic Playlist: Carry the Tune By : Matt Lloyd We see a continuation of many of the stronger economic tail winds that blew in 2017 through 2018.
December 06, 2017
The “Hack” For Fixed Income Portfolios? By : Matt Lloyd Browse through any social media post and you will no doubt get countless advertisements about productivity hacks, smartphone hacks or any multitude of hacks meant to make life easier or less complicated (two different things in actuality).
December 04, 2017
AAM Viewpoints – The 2nd Longest Expansion and One Reason It May Continue By : Tracy Nolte It is more difficult to be an optimist than it is to be a skeptic. Over the past few years, optimists have weathered article after article predicting certain doom to the most unloved bull market in history.

Effective, June 10, 2016, please note that Gene Peroni left Advisors Asset Management (AAM) to become President of Peroni Portfolio Advisors, Inc. Peroni Portfolio Advisors, Inc. ("PPA") is an investment advisor independent of AAM.