• Control what you can control

    A noted psychologist and professor at Princeton University, Daniel Kahneman, talked of having a “well-calibrated sense of your future regret.”

  • The death of equities redux

    Events over many years have arisen that appeared to threaten what had been an inexorable rise in the U.S. stock market. Selling stocks on fear of these events typically proved to be a major mistake.

  • Investment Perspectives: Economic impact of coronavirus

    Coronavirus concerns and election uncertainty caused waves in the economy and financial markets.

  • High yield bonds: Value compelling but worst might not be over yet

    Janney’s Investment Strategy Group has maintained a negative disposition for the high yield corporate bond markets for some time now.

  • RISK: Finding the right fit

    Risk typically is defined as the exposure to the possibility of loss or injury, but risk means different things to different people.

  • The role of fixed income in a diversified portfolio

    Fixed income assets can provide crucial benefits to investment portfolios. While income generation is important, holding bonds also helps reduce overall portfolio risk and opens up opportunities for reallocation if equity markets falter.

  • Positive monetary impulse, issues facing fixed income, and the stock detour

    Financial markets take their cue from dovish guidance, strong muni performance, and the election's impact on the market are included in this month's Investment Perspectives.

  • Climate change investment implications

    As a result of the consensus that has formed around the human influence on climate change, we see several major developments that have significant future economic and investment implications. This piece discusses the evolution of the consensus view and the resulting implications.

  • What happened to asset class returns in 2019?

    While 2018 had no major asset class gain more than 5%, 2019 saw many asset classes make double-digit gains, led by the NASDAQ Indexes total return of 35.2%.

  • Markets in 2020, fixed income year-in-review, and new highs look likely

    Major issues persist with our optimistic outlook, a look back to fixed income in 2019, and a repeat of the market's 2019 result does not appear probable.

  • Outlook 2020

    We envision another year of positive economic growth and favorable markets, but correcting for evolving uncertainties surrounding the election and geopolitics keeps us agile.

  • Impeachment investment implications

    The House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump.

  • Taxable muni flows growing

    We look at municipal exchange traded funds (ETFs), a growing factor in the muni investment world.

  • In ETFs, forewarned is forearmed

    Done correctly, the selection of individual common stocks requires rigorous effort. Investors, however, often seek a way to shortcut this process.

  • Economic Data, Limits of Monetization, and Equities Enter Profitable Period

    Investment Perspectives provides insight into the markets from three of Janney's elite strategists.

  • Municipal Market Monthly — September

    Last year’s municipal new issuance total, at $339 billion, established 2018 as the slowest of the past 5 years, and through May 2019, it seemed that this year would not be much busier, but the pace picked up after May.

  • Is it time for investors to de-risk their portfolios?

    Investors may be wondering if they should be reaching for the little red box with the inscription “In Case of Emergency Break Glass.” In other words, de-risk and put the fire out. We think not.

  • Investment principles that endure through any market condition

    Over the long run, a handful of universal investment principles underpin an investor’s success. These principles guide Janney’s investment and wealth-management decision-making processes.

  • Municipal Market Monthly — July

    In theory the $58B total of new 2019 cash is enough to absorb more than a third of the first six months of municipal new issue volume ($166.8B).

  • Outlook 2019: Mid-Year Update

    The Mid-Year Update presents a follow-up to our annual view published last December and affords a chance to make adjustments, if necessary, for what we expect to come during the remainder of the year.

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