- Oct 22, 2018
- 6 min
Bonds Are Having Their Worst Year Since 1994!
Astoria Has Been Warning About the Dangers Of The Bond Market. The Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index is currently having its worst yearly return since 1994 (see chart below). Yearly Returns of the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Total Return Value Unhedged USD Index Source: Bloomberg, Astoria Portfolio Advisors. Year to Date returns for 2018 are as of October 18, 2018. To put 2018’s disappointing return into perspective, the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index
- Oct 17, 2018
- 1 min
Including Gold in Multi-Asset ETF Portfolios
Astoria's Founder and CIO is participating in a webcast (Wednesday, October 17 @ 1 pm EST) on the benefits of owning gold in a portfolio along with Sprott Asset Management. In Astoria's view, multi-asset portfolios are overly exposed to the stock/bond correlation risk. Risk assets have rallied sharply the past 2 days, but last week was a nasty reminder for those that are relying on bonds to hedge their equity risk. Meanwhile, gold was one of the few asset classes that had pos