The S&P 500 has had its worst half in 50 years, but the 60/40 portfolio isn’t dead

How inflation and rate hikes affect the 60/40 portfolio strategy

Stock traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt | News from Getty Images | Getty Images The S&P 500 index, a barometer of US stocks, just had its worst first half in over 50 years. The index has fallen 20.6% over the past six months from its peak in early … Read more

Hocking County Real Estate Transfers | news

21-24 June. Prices listed do not necessarily reflect actual property values. • Seajay Development, Ltd., 510 Edgehill Circle, to Michael P. and Brenda A. Berry, $35,500. • Rockbridge Management, LLC, 32,447 acres, to Julie Brainard, $275,000. • Jerry Lee Kanode and Eriksten Holdings, LLC, 1361 Ohio Ave., to Jewel Edwards and Chase Bourne, $92,000. • … Read more

The housing market slowdown is reflected in shipping data from China

The housing market slowdown is reflected in shipping data from China

Cuts in spending by consumers have already resulted in a 20-30% drop in Chinese manufacturing orders from US importers, as recently reported by CNBC, and more recent data from US shippers shows that the slowdown in the housing market is now showing in the Asian supply chain data too. “We are seeing the impact and … Read more

How inflation and rate hikes affect the 60/40 portfolio strategy

How inflation and rate hikes affect the 60/40 portfolio strategy

How a 60/40 portfolio strategy works The strategy invests 60% in equities and 40% in bonds – a traditional portfolio that carries moderate risk. More broadly, “60/40” is an acronym for the broader theme of asset diversification. The idea is that when stocks (the growth engine of a portfolio) underperform, bonds serve as deadweight, as … Read more

Fears of inflation and recession are putting some sectors under more pressure than others

Fears of inflation and recession are putting some sectors under more pressure than others

A woman pushes a shopping cart through the grocery aisle at Target in Annapolis, Maryland May 16, 2022 as Americans brace for summer sticker shock as inflation continues to mount. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images People still seem willing to travel, go to the movies and have a drink or two, even as … Read more

BMO analyst turns cautious on Canadian real estate and updates top picks

BMO analyst turns cautious on Canadian real estate and updates top picks

Daily compilation of research and analysis from The Globe and Mail Market Strategist Scott Barlow BMO analyst Jenny Ma adopts a more cautious outlook for Canada’s real estate sector, “Canadian real estate: shifting to a more conservative stance. Taking into account a myriad of emerging risks, we believe investors should take a bottom-up approach to … Read more