Within the domestic equity market, both small and mid cap stocks look attractive relative to large caps when compared on a valuation basis. Our latest Chart iQ installment illustrates a simple framework we use to make this comparison.
Over the past 15+ years, the number of unprofitable companies within the U.S. equity universe has been on the rise, particularly within small and mid cap. In our inaugural EquityiQ, Brian Kute discusses the causes of this increase and compares the return and risk characteristics of these unprofitable companies to their profitable peers.
With the strong relative performance of large cap stocks in recent years, as well as the academic basis often cited in support of small cap performance, it may surprise some allocators that mid cap stocks have been the best performing domestic equity market cap segment over the past 40+ years. In this month’s Chart iQ, Landon Peterson observes this strong long-term performance and offers a few reasons why mid cap stocks make up an equity market sweet spot.
In this month’s “BondiQ”, we explore the relationship between credit spreads and two important economic variables in an effort to assess the implied fair value of credit spreads.
2022 has been an extremely challenging year for bond investors, leaving many to wonder how close we may be to a cyclical peak in rates. In this month’s “BondiQ”, we explore clues from the bond market that can help us better understand where we’re at in the interest rate cycle.