Advancements in technology and portfolio software have democratized access to these personalized portfolios through direct indexing, an innovative strategy that is redefining the competitive landscape for financial advice.
Direct indexing is becoming a key addition to financial advisors’ toolkits. It provides the ability to tailor an index, like removing a stock or even industry, which can bring the fun back to investing and help with after-tax outcomes.So, what’s all the fuss about? What are the salient points you need to know? Who’s it right for? And what are the thorny issues to weigh?
While the principles of good investing haven’t changed, clients’ perceptions and their outlook for 2023 likely have. We believe in preparation, not prediction, when helping investors navigate the wide range of possible outcomes ahead. In the 2023 market outlook from Morningstar Investment Management, you’ll gain perspective on the current financial environment and positive steps to help address financial planning opportunities.
Quality in stocks can be measured in different ways. Yet the characteristics of resilient companies have something in common—they tend to underpin consistent, long-term equity return potential. Over the last decade, the MSCI World Quality Index returned 12.4% annualized, outperforming the MSCI World Index (Display 1). And during past market crises, quality stocks usually fell less than the broader market, a pattern that we’ve observed over longer time periods and in both US and global stock markets.
The stimulus actions employed by central banks since the start of the pandemic have dramatically altered the fixed income landscape. Are rates stuck near zero for the foreseeable future, or will inflation and a growing debt mountain force a change?
At Morningstar Investment Management, our asset allocation approach has drawn on our research spanning five decades. Some lessons have stood the test of time and continue to inform our thinking today. We unpack five key lessons that we believe are vital to be a great asset allocator today.