HSBC Report: Treasuries Still a Haven

In a January note, HSBC Holdings PLC analysts wrote that short-dated U.S. Treasuries proved the most resilient asset in times of market turmoil, as evidenced by a study involving 10 million simulations. This according to an article in Bloomberg. The Japanese yen came in second, “while gold got the bronze medal,” the note said. According to the bank report, recent bouts of market volatility have “tested longstanding assumptions about haven assets.” But while the gradual… Read More

Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio Offers Advice to the Everyman Investor

Ray Dalio, chairman of the world’s biggest hedge fund (Bridgewater Associates), recently shared his “best advice for the common investor” with Business Insider’s Henry Blodget. According to Dalio, the article says, most investors can’t compete with professionals and institutions that allocate huge sums of money each year in an effort to beat the market. Instead, argues Dalio, the common investor “should be building a diversified portfolio with assets that are balanced according to their risk… Read More