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Principle Financial Group: Asset Allocation - Survival of the Fleetest

The quantitative easing (QE) programs in America, Europe and Japan have driven investors up the risk curve via ultra-low yields.  These have not only distorted asset valuations, they have also marginalized the navigation tools that investors have long relied on, such as risk-free rate, fair valuation and equity risk premium.  As a result, investors are on a journey into the unknown where value traps are just as likely as value opportunities.

Date added: 21-10-2015


Principle Financial Group: Asset Allocation - Survival of the Fleetest