in Context - Fall 2011

featured articles:

  • Making Sense of Low Rates and the Risks of Stretching for Yield - Learn the risks associated with chasing yield in low interest rate environments and the four factors behind why interest rates are so low.
  • Exploring High-Dividend Equity Strategies - Due to low interest rates, investors are flocking to high-dividend paying equity strategies.  But, are they worth it?
  • Sovereign Debt Ratings and Stock Returns - The US government debt was downgraded in August after holding the Standard & Poor's highest rating since 1941.  What will this mean for the US stock and bond market?
  • Making Plans - Beneficiary designations on individual accounts supersede whatever your will lays out.  Know the importance of keeping your beneficiary information accurate and up to date.