September 16, 2021

Inflation – Yes or No?

The inflation outlook has become a hotly debated topic in recent months. So far, this has had only a minor impact on financial asset pricing, but bond yields may be a coiled spring at risk of
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January 13, 2023

Going Global – Why Invest Internationally?

Home country bias is defined as the tendency of investors to invest in companies from their own country over companies from other countries or regions. This bias may be the result of investor familiarity
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August 17, 2021

Municipal Airport Bonds: 2Q 2021 Sector Update

Summary - During the pandemic, Crossmark Global Investments held municipal airport bonds for two fundamental reasons. First, these airports had sufficient cash on hand, and second, the expectation of air travel
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August 3, 2021

Dividends – A Reliable Source of Return in Uncertain Markets

Investors seeking income have commonly utilized dividend-paying stocks to achieve their goal. With the ongoing low interest-rate environment supported by the Federal Reserve (Fed) likely to persist
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July 23, 2021

Ready For Rising Rates

How managing duration can help preserve the value of fixed income investments during rising interest rate environments
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May 27, 2021

Buying Muni Bonds At A Premium

With interest rates still near generational lows, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) may be inclined (or forced) to raise short-term interest rates should inflation exceed its inflation target.
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April 28, 2021

Municipal: 1Q 2021 Sector Update

Our quarterly municipal bond commentary provides you with information on the strategy and model performance for the past quarter. However, in light of recent events, we want to give our readers a deeper dive
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November 22, 2019

Investors Want Shared Religious Values With Their Financial Advisor

Discussions about religious values are often avoided in business settings, but recent data shows that avoiding the topic as a financial advisor could hurt your business.
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October 29, 2019

Vaping and the Financial Markets commentary

Tobacco and Cannabis have long been two hot button topics in the responsible investing space. But recent headline grabbing news has forced many Americans to confront uncomfortable facts
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October 3, 2019

Making the Switch

A diversified portfolio utilizes different sectors and asset classes to help meet an overall financial objective. At Crossmark, our clients allocate their funds to our fixed income products for three reasons:
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