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3 reasons to Invest in Debt and Fixed Income

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 27, 2018 7:29:37 AM

Debt and fixed income securities are some of the most underrated, but essential, assets in a portfolio. Unlike fixed deposits or even equities, they generate a consistent stream of returns and can provide you with protection during adverse economic market events. They are crucial 'diversifiers' that everyone should consider in their portfolio.

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Topics: debt, Equity, stable, Investment, usfc

International Equities and the U.S. Dollar: Is It Time to Hedge?

Posted by USFC Team on Jun 7, 2018 2:39:53 AM

In a reversal from last year, the U.S. dollar has strengthened against other major currencies in 2018, reflecting rising U.S. rates, expectations of more Federal Reserve rate hikes and recent sluggish economic data outside the U.S. While U.S. dollar strength has broad implications for earnings and markets, it also has a direct impact on the performance of international equity allocations for U.S. investors. Most international equity strategies are un-hedged, which generally benefits U.S. investors in periods of dollar weakness but creates a headwind for returns when the dollar is strengthening.

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Topics: USD, Hedge, Equity, Investment

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