Threading the Needle

Sharpen Your Focus

As another new decade dawns, 2019 is going out with a bang! Major US stock benchmarks are at all-time highs. Tight credit market spreads mean borrowing is easy and cheap. And measures of market volatility plumb low levels under sunny skies.

All that signals serenity ahead. However, in 2020, the margin for error — and for opportunity — will likely be as small as it’s been in a very long time. Hear from our experts.


3 Investment Strategies for 2020

Target equities that may be impacted less by volatility.


Seek a balance between income generation, credit risk, equity risk and macro volatility by employing active strategies. 


With stocks and bonds expensive, as well as susceptible to macro-induced volatility shocks, focus on strategies with low correlations to traditional markets.  



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The views expressed in this material are the views of Michael Arone and Matthew Bartolini through the period ended November 15, 2019 and are subject to change based on market and other conditions. This document contains certain statements that may be deemed forward-looking statements. Please note that any such statements are not guarantees of any future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected.

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