Investment Talk

Friday Investment Talk: Russian Taxes, Market Valuation, MLPs and Credit Quality

AVC partners review Veronika’s participation in the Russian Portfolio Investment Conference where she discussed our Dividend Investment Research (DIR), and the new 13 to 15% income tax for Russian non-residents, down from 30%.   We reviewed the influence of recent central bank actions stocks and bond pricing. Credit quality is likely to become more of Read more ➝

Debt, More Debt and BAML sees Unicorns!

Walls needed, walls built As the old adage goes, “markets climb a wall of worry”, so in good fashion BAML tapped into its inner Trump in its weekly market review to make certain sure that investors have a wall! While the US Federal Reserve tries to atleast stabilize its debt to GDP ratio – something Read more ➝

How to Short Long-Term Bonds?

With the US Fed widely expected to raise interest rates several times in 2018, we get many questions about how to take a position that could benefit from the rate hikes using low cost ETFs. The ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) stands out as a good idea. As bond prices and interest rates are Read more ➝

Market review for August 2015

Overview Stocks around the world rebounded last week, with the U.S. taking the lead. Investors should be aware, however, that the good times may not last for long. Although last week featured more evidence that U.S. companies are able to beat diminished earnings expectations, several other developments argue for caution. Notably, estimates for growth have Read more ➝