The Advantages of Free-Cash Flow in Portfolio Construction
Free-cash-flow yield is the surplus cash after expenses and investments divided by the price of the security. Free-cashflow yield has been used for a long time by active hedge funds. Now it has become part of the indexing landscape, competing for assets with other quantitative approaches. It has historically outperformed in markets that favored value stocks and shown resilience in growth markets. My guest today will explain why, in today's intangible asset-driven economy, traditional metrics like price to earnings and price to book face challenges, making free cash flow a more relevant valuation metric. We will discuss how advisors should think about free cash flow and the steps VictoryShares & Solutions has taken to enhance traditional approaches.
All investments involve some degree of risk.
The $7 Trillion ETF Boom Gets Blamed Again for Dumb Stock Moves
It’s the latest critique of the passive-investing boom: Fresh academic research claims that the relentless flood of index-chasing cash on Wall Street is distorting stock prices and causing extreme market moves.
Consumer Confidence Bounces Back After Three Straight Monthly Declines
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index® bounced back in November following three straight monthly declines. The index increased to 102.0 from October's downwardly revised reading of 99.1. This month's reading was better than expected, exceeding the 101.0 forecast.
Risks and Opportunities in Structured Credit
My guest, Sam Reid, is here to discuss the role and impact of structured credit within a retail investor portfolio. In an environment of rising rates and accumulating debt, this asset class offers investors a chance to alleviate risks and further enhance their portfolios.
Sam uses a process-driven approach to minimize the impact of rising rates, and his underwriting standards allow for enhancements to be built into securities. He focuses on short-duration investments.
Inflation Could Come Back When You Least Expect It
The latest inflation report, showing that price increases slowed in October, suggests that the US just might get the “immaculate disinflation” that everyone is hoping for: Inflation will fall to its pre-pandemic levels and remain there, and the US will avoid a recession. Allow me to make the pessimist’s case that we are not out of the woods yet.