Should Long-Term Investors Own More Emerging Market Equities? – Forbes Published

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Sean Hanlon CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Hanlon Investment Management, Aug 1st article in Forbes – Should Long-Term Investors Own More Emerging Market Equities? discusses whether long-term investors should consider allocating more of their equity allocation to emerging markets now. With a detailed look into emerging markets, the answer may surprise you. Excerpts: “Emerging markets are diverse, yet dominated by a few large countries. China represents over 38% of the market capitalization of emerging … Read More

Earnings And Stock Market Valuations – Forbes Published

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Sean Hanlon, Chairman, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Hanlon Investment Management, June 27th article in Forbes – Earnings And Stock Market Valuations discusses how underlying earnings, along with a more pro-business administration, shows the bigger picture that growth in earnings can translate into growth in equity valuations. Excerpts: “While equity markets have been spooked by geopolitical events, interest rates, trade war concerns, and fears of an overheating economy at various times this year, the … Read More

The Crystal Ball Is A Little Hazy – Forbes Published

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While Fed-watchers wait anxiously for the dot plot charts to be issued each quarter. They tend to think of the Fed as being omnipotent and omniscient. However, in his latest contribution to Forbes – The Crystal Ball Is A Little Hazy; Sean Hanlon, Chairman, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Hanlon Investment Management, wonders how all-knowing are they actually? Perhaps it’s time for the Fed to put the crystal ball away? Excerpts: “Perhaps the biggest … Read More

US GDP – Steady As She Goes – Forbes Published

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In the latest contribution to Forbes – US GDP – Steady As She Goes; Sean Hanlon, Chairman, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Hanlon Investment Management, takes a look at why many people focus on U.S. GDP these days and how it needs to be higher, but seem to be missing something. The U.S. GDP has become much more stable and steady, which should lead to steadier earnings, and historically a more predictable earnings stream … Read More

Hanlon Market Update – Filtering Out The Short-Term Noise – Forbes Published

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In the latest contribution to Forbes – Market Update – Filtering Out The Short-Term Noise; Sean Hanlon, Chairman, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Hanlon Investment Management, takes a look at last week when markets tumbled, erasing 2018’s gains for most major global equity indices. This serves as a reminder that the market will do whatever it needs in the short run. With that in mind, let’s filter out some of the short-term noise and … Read More

Rational Thoughts On Rising Rates – Forbes Published

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In Sean Hanlon’s latest contribution to Forbes – Rational Thoughts On Rising Rates; Sean takes an in-depth look at why we expect U.S. Treasury interest rates to rise, though not precipitously, as a natural occurrence with a strengthening economy. Excerpts: “Indeed, the new tax cuts have put the Fed in a sticky situation, but the board of Fed governors know that it is in everyone’s best interest to not disrupt markets by being transparent and … Read More

Volatility Returns Update – Finding Fair Value – Forbes Published

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In the 3rd installment of the Volatility Returns series to Forbes, now that the S&P 500 has entered correction territory, Sean looks at the data and calculates its possible fair value going forward. Excerpts: “Valuation of the S&P can be a tricky subject. One could argue that the market is efficient and the current price at a given moment is the “fair value”. This ignores the human emotion factor, which we know can be extremely … Read More

Volatility Returns Update – Markets Enter Correction Territory – Forbes Published

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In an update to Sean Hanlon’s latest post to Forbes, Sean takes a look at a few “tells” that indicate the sell-off may have run its course. In this Article, Sean explores some of these indicators. Excerpts: “US Dollar index has also been showing strength since the February sell-off began. This is suggestive that the US economy is sound and that US markets may be an attractive place for foreign investors to consider putting their … Read More

Volatility Returns – Exploring the Reasons and What Happens Next – Forbes Published

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In Sean Hanlon’s latest post to Forbes, Sean looks at the dramatic and sudden two-day plunge put the S&P into negative territory for the year, erasing January’s gains. In this Article, Sean explores some reasons for the selloff and discuss where we think we will end up when the dust settles. Excerpts: “…the impressive run-up in stocks seems justified. The lack of volatility is also understandable when we consider that the number one fear of … Read More

Seven Investment Considerations For 2018 – Forbes Published

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In Sean Hanlon’s latest post to Forbes, Sean looks ahead to see what the future holds with the start of a new year. In this Article, Sean lists the seven things to keep an eye on and how they could affect your portfolio in 2018. Excerpts: “As we ring out the old year and welcome the incoming year it is natural for us to reflect, evaluate and establish considerations to be mindful of for 2018. … Read More