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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: June 2018 "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

June market review podcast featuring Virtus' Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova and Director of Investment Education Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: May 2018 "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

May market review podcast featuring Virtus' Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova and Director of Investment Education Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA

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2018 Q1 Vital Signs: Hello, Stranger

Market risk never disappears. Sometimes it’s hidden, sometimes it’s ignored. But risk—the potential for loss—is always present. Q1 2018 marked the first negative quarter for equity markets since 2015—only the second quarter out of the last 21. Down quarters are common, so this is not a normal state of affairs. Perhaps investors have become complacent as a result.

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: April 2018 "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

April market review podcast featuring Virtus' Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova and Director of Investment Education Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: March 2018 "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

March market review podcast featuring Virtus' Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova and Director of Investment Education Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: February 2018 "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

February market review podcast featuring Virtus' Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova and Director of Investment Education Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA

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2017 Q4 Vital Signs: Vaulting Ahead - 2017 in Perspective

It was a very strong year for all asset classes. Do investors have reasonable expectations for what comes next?

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: January 2018 "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

January market review podcast featuring Virtus' Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova and Director of Investment Education Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: December 2017 "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

December market review podcast featuring Virtus' Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova and Director of Investment Education Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA.

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: November 2017 "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

Monthly market review podcast featuring Virtus' Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova and Director of Investment Education Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA.

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2017 Q3 Vital Signs: Letting it Ride?

Being complacent is easy nowadays. With barely a ripple of market volatility lately, many investors have let their portfolios grow organically, perhaps to ride the momentum or avoid the tax hit of selling appreciated winners. As equities and other riskier assets have sharply outperformed, many portfolios have seen these investments eclipse safer harbors. Is it time to take a fresh look to see if your portfolio is balanced appropriately?

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: October "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

As investors think about the end of the year and into 2018, what are the next steps? What's really important for the month of October? Virtus Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova discusses this and other timely investment topics with Brian Portnoy, Director of Investment Education in the latest monthly installment of the Virtus Vital Signs podcast.

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: September "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

What should be on investors’ minds as they sent their kids off to school in September and focus on their portfolios once again? Virtus Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova discusses this and other timely investment topics with Brian Portnoy, Director of Investment Education in the latest monthly installment of the Virtus Vital Signs podcast.

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: August "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

Monthly market review featuring Virtus' Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova and Director of Investment Education Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA.

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Joe Terranova's Market Insights: July 2017 "Vital Signs" [Podcast]

Monthly market review featuring Virtus' Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova and Director of Investment Education Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA.

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2017 Q2 Vital Signs: Cycling Through

The rally continues. In the first half of 2017, global markets extended their long streak of solid gains with limited volatility. Beneath the headline gains, however, market leadership changed periodically.

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2017 Q1 Vital Signs: Smooth Sailing, For Now

In Q1 the market experienced the longest streak of low volatility in over 30 years. An important question to ask ourselves now: What do we need to own in our portfolios that can provide diversification when volatility strikes again?

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2016 Q4 Vital Signs: Assets in Wonderland - 2016 in Perspective

Market insights on the performance of capital markets in Q4 and full-year 2016. From its March 2009 bottom through the end of 2016, the S&P 500 gained 291%. However, most investors did not capture such massive returns.

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2016 Q3 Vital Signs: Walls of Worry

In Q3, global stock and bond markets steadily climbed “walls of worry.” We like higher asset prices, but market correlations have also increased sharply, making true diversification harder to achieve.

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2016 Q2 Vital Signs: Lurching Forward

Equity markets have been following the path of one step back, two steps forward. Sharp market declines have been followed by quick recoveries.

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2016 Q1 Vital Signs: Happy Birthday?

The S&P 500 may be "celebrating" the 7th year of a bull run, but it hasn't been the happiest of times for many asset classes. What's an investor to do?

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