Perspectives Blog

The world has gone global. Have you?

Paul Berlinguet, Vice President, Equity Products | May 21, 2013

…to U.S. based companies doesn’t necessarily protect you from global risk: investors should consider taking the lead of companies they invest in and invest globally in companies with diverse revenue streams. While problems in Europe or the fiscal cliff in the U.S. remind us that sovereign issues often drive stock prices temporarily, a well-diversified mix of U.S. and International stocks can dampen volatility. Market dislocations can often give i…

Weekly market summary (as of 1/10/14)

January 13, 2014

…Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. The MSCI EAFE Index is a capitalization-weighted index that tracks the total return of common stocks in 21 developed-market countries within Europe, Australia and the Far East. The MSCI EM Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets….

Weekly market summary – 1/24/14

Columbia Management, Investment Team | January 27, 2014

…Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. The MSCI EAFE Index is a capitalization-weighted index that tracks the total return of common stocks in 21 developed-market countries within Europe, Australia and the Far East. The MSCI EM Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets.  …

Weekly market summary (1/31/14)

Columbia Management, Investment Team | February 3, 2014

…Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. The MSCI EAFE Index is a capitalization-weighted index that tracks the total return of common stocks in 21 developed-market countries within Europe, Australia and the Far East. The MSCI EM Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets.  …

The importance of taking a long-term perspective

Jeffrey Knight, CFA, Head of Global Asset Allocation | February 3, 2014

…0 Index tracks the performance of 500 widely held, large-capitalization U.S. stocks. The MSCI EAFE Index is a capitalization-weighted index that tracks the total return of common stocks in 21 developed-market countries within Europe, Australia and the Far East. The MSCI EM Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets. The Russell 2000 Index measures…