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  • Your Emerging Markets Bonds Allocation May Now Be “Junk” June 23, 2017
    Emerging markets bonds investors are likely to have more “junk” in their portfolios and should now be more focused on credit risk.
  • Can “Brown” Companies Issue Green Bonds? June 22, 2017
    The answer is “yes”. Green bonds can be issued by both “green” and “brown” issuers, but they must have a positive environmental impact and meet stringent criteria for index inclusion.
  • Return to Neutral June 20, 2017
    VanEck NDR Managed Allocation Fund performed well in May, with its overweight exposure to stocks leading the performance contributors. The Fund’s allocations have shifted to support neutral weightings to stocks and bonds. 
  • Opportunities Abroad June 15, 2017
    International moat stocks stood out in May by posting strong relative returns, a persistent year-to-date trend. U.S. moats lagged the U.S. market, but continued to remain ahead year-to-date.
  • Global Oil Supplies Tighter Despite “Glut” June 13, 2017
    Why all the focus on U.S. oil production given that it is just 5% of world’s supply? The media headlines about a “widespread oil glut” are missing a long-term secular trend of tighter global oil supplies.
  • Gold Reacts to Dwindling Reflation Trade June 9, 2017
    The gold price changed very little in May (0.05%), recovering after early weakness in the month brought on by the French presidential election and the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting.

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