September 16th, 2016 | by Andrew Tanzer, CFA, "The Global Equation"
As we enter the final weeks of the Presidential campaign, investors wonder which candidate and political party is better for the stock market. Our research shows that markets have done well over time, regardless of who inhabits the White House. Investors should keep in check political biases and emotions when constructing and maintaining investment portfolios […]View Article
August 31st, 2016 | by Gregg S. Fisher, CFA, "Invest with Reason"
On September 1, Real Estate will become a distinct sector in the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), elevating it from its former position as part of the Financials sector. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) offer a diversified, cost-effective, transparent way for investors to access commercial real estate and are available today in nearly 40 countries […]View Article
August 8th, 2016 | by Gregg S. Fisher, CFA, "Invest with Reason"
Gerstein Fisher recently conducted research into the relationship between securities analysts’ long-term growth forecasts and actual stock performance. The research uncovered a pattern of systematic biases within analyst forecasts in fundamental or “hard” growth estimates. We believe that these systematic errors can be exploited through a quantitative, factor-based approach to investing. How useful are security […]View Article
July 12th, 2016 | by Gregg S. Fisher, CFA, "Invest with Reason"
“Brexit” has many investors concerned about the potential for a severe market correction. Gerstein Fisher examined nearly a century and a half of equity market data to examine patterns around past market corrections and recoveries. The study found that corrections of 20% or more happened about once a decade over the period; 30%+ declines occurred […]View Article
June 1st, 2016 | by Gregg S. Fisher, CFA, "Invest with Reason"
The outperformance of US equities in recent years has made many investors skeptical of foreign securities. As with other asset classes, US and foreign stocks often move in different cycles that can begin and end unpredictably. Both common sense and research dictate that investors should hedge bets and hold a global portfolio. My colleague Andrew […]View Article