Are parents spending less time with their kids?

In many countries the amount of time parents spend with their kids has been increasing over the last 50 years. This is true despite large changes in family structure over this time, such as a rise in single-parenting and a large increase in the share of women working outside the home. Looking carefully at the time parents spend with their kids and the forces that shape this time helps us understand an important aspect of family life and childhood development.

Using forecasts in building portfolios: A perilous undertaking

Investors spend an inordinate amount of time considering what that future might hold and imagining complex scenarios of how events are expected to unfold -- from which judgements are made about whether the current asset price offers value.

Bills, Debts Top Uses for Stimulus Checks

While the money will scale based on how many dependents are in a household, survey data shows how many Americans feel the stimulus money is still too little for many basic needs to be met.

How Holiday Spending Compares Around the World​

While COVID-19 has triggered a tsunami of challenges for retailers the world over, they can take solace in knowing that retail events throughout the year can contribute to an uptick in sales.

Vaccine Race Lifts Biotech Shares As Pharma Giants Trot Along

As the race to deliver the first coronavirus vaccine heats up, many investors are considering buying shares of the companies currently ahead of the pack, hoping for a healthy return in case of a breakthrough.

Tesla is Now the World’s Most Valuable Automaker

The company, which began as a problem-plagued upstart a little over 15 years ago, has now become the world’s most valuable automaker – surpassing industry giants such as Toyota and Volkswagen.

Satiating the Appetite for Global Exposure with a New Fund Launch – November 2020

Over the last few years, the appetite for offshore exposure in retail client’s investment portfolios has increased dramatically. Consequently, many fund managers and product providers have launched offshore products in order to service this increased need.

Growth vs Value

This week Paul has a look at the relative performance of the S&P 500 Growth Index vs the S&P 500 Value Index.
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What Most Active vs. Passive Debates Miss

When it comes to the choice between active and passive, investors have at least three questions to consider. …

Risk Management – The Tortoise & the Hare

Most investors assume that in order to generate higher returns, one needs to take on more risk (or in the case of a basket of assets, volatility). While this is generally true when looking at individual asset classes in isolation, it is not the case when assets are combined in a portfolio in specific ways. In this article our CIO, Paul Fouché shares his view on the matter.