Category: Europe

13 posts categorized as "Europe"

Reason to Invest Internationally #18: Wider Opportunity Set

May 3, 2018

Content Provided by Kostya Etus, CFA, Portfolio Manager As you may know, we have written a great whitepaper named “Why International: The Case for International Investing,” which highlights 17 reasons why investing internationally is ‘always’ a good idea, not just now when relative valuations are so attractive. Although 17 seems like a lot, I am…

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Currencies’ Impact on Portfolios (and My Honeymoon)

September 14, 2017

Content provided by Joshua Jenkins, CFA, Portfolio Manager Over the last year, currencies have been on the forefront of my mind, which is unusual. I’m not saying they are not important. In the short term, they definitely impact returns. Portfolio Manager Case Eichenberger recently wrote about that here. Over the long term, however, the impact…

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Brexit: Follow the Saying and Keep Calm….

June 24, 2016

Content provided by Scott Kubie, CFA, CLS Chief Strategist and Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CLS Chief Investment Officer British voters elected to leave the European Union (EU) yesterday. At market open, investors reacted swiftly to the news, pushing global markets sharply lower. The news came as a surprise. Betting markets and financial markets had moved in…

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August 4, 2015

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CFA, CLS Portfolio Manager As the market has seemingly put the Greek crisis behind it for a couple of weeks, I might as well bring it back up!  The media certainly hasn’t let it go. Financial news is still enamored with Greece. The country, whose economy is the size of…

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Market Horror Picture Show

July 14, 2015

By Kostya Etus, CLS Associate Portfolio Manager I love watching movies. It is one of my favorite things to do in my spare time. I really enjoy all types of movies, and I will give almost any film a chance except for one genre: horror. I find horror films typically do not have well-developed plots,…

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Emerging Market Divergence

July 8, 2015

Content provided by Sierra Morris-Fuchs, CLS Investment Research Analyst Emerging markets have shown favorable valuations and stronger global growth prospects recently, which have presented intriguing opportunities. But lumping these markets together as a single country or region can be quite deceiving. Instead, the emerging markets should be analyzed individually because their characteristics vary widely —…

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Interest Rate Hike – The Waiting Game

June 15, 2015

Content provided by J.J. Schenkelberg, CFA, CLS Senior Portfolio Manager I think we have all experienced this at some point: We go to the store, proceed to the checkout counter, and face the daunting choice of which line to enter. We pick one and stand there waiting in uncertainty. Every movement begs the question: Should…

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Q & A with CLS Portfolio Managers

March 11, 2014

How worried should investors be about the tension in Ukraine and Russia? Scott Kubie, CFA, CLS Chief Strategist The overthrow of the pro-Russian government in Ukraine and the subsequent intervention by Russia in select parts of Ukraine has been unsettling. I believe the events should worry investors a little, but not too much for the…

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Big Growth in Little Europe

February 28, 2014

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CLS Portfolio Manager Our interest in Europe is no secret. Attractive valuations in the Eurozone and other international markets make a compelling argument to invest abroad, but what about growth?  A great way to invest more granularly in the European recovery is through small caps. While small cap earnings growth…

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International on its Way Up

September 5, 2013

Content provided by  Rui Wang, CLS Research/Portfolio Analyst  Investors are always looking for a deal, or the best value available. This is the key to being a successful investor, and is also the most challenging element to investing. CLS feels that international emerging markets are poised for a take-off and are one of the best…

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