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December 1, 2021

With Higher Rates on the Horizon, Some Pandemic-Favorite Stocks Are Suffering

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the stocks and sectors best positioned in a rising inflationary environment.

 

November 30, 2021

Omicron Variant Turns Traders Back Into Amateur Virologists

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the outlook for the U.S. and global economy amid the ongoing pandemic, and what it means for investors in the months ahead.

 

November 29, 2021

Wall Street rebounds after Friday’s omicron panic

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the market rebound and outlook for the markets and economy moving into 2022.

 

November 29, 2021

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

AXS CEO Greg Bassuk on a bullish outlook for an ultimate economic reopening, but likely with near-term volatility until there is more certainty with respect to containment of the new Covid variant.

 

November 28, 2021

New variant of Covid: when will sales stop in global markets?

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the global pandemic eclipsing other factors, such as inflation fears, mixed economic data, and Fed policy developments, in driving investor activity and the direction of the markets.

 

November 27, 2021

Here is What the Black Friday Market Decline May Mean for Monday’s Trading

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk observations on the options ahead for investors following the 2021 Black Friday market decline.

 

November 27, 2021

What Black Friday’s Market Carnage May Mean for the Stock Market

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk providing insights on what the Black Friday stock market rout may mean for investors, with potential buying opportunities for stocks that are beaten-down from Covid infection spikes, inflation fears, and supply chain woes, but that still possess strong fundamentals that will drive their gains as the economy ultimately reopens.

 

November 26, 2021

What Investors are Saying About the New Virus Variant

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on global investor sentiment after new broke of the spread of a potentially vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant.

 

November 26, 2021

Risk Assets Plunge

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the key drivers of the November month-end market decline, and what investors should anticipate for December and 2022.

 

November 26, 2021

What Investors are Saying

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on what investors are saying about the new virus variant, and how they can protect their portfolios.

 

November 26, 2021

Dow plunges 905 points as new coronavirus variant stokes fears of stalled global recovery

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on investor considerations for navigating the uncertain markets ahead with renewed concerns around a slowing of the economic rebound amid the breakout of a South African Covid variant.

 

November 26, 2021

Risk assets plunge as virus fears cause post-Thanksgiving blues

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk commenting on the multitude of factors supporting greater investor allocations to alternative investments to enhance portfolio diversification and downside protection, as Covid and inflationary concerns trigger market declines.

 

November 26, 2021

What Investors are Saying About the New Virus Variant

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk providing insights on the economy and markets upon the emergence of Covid’s South African variant. These developments are poised to condition the markets for a potential buying opportunity in stocks that are overly beaten down by short-term news, where their fundamentals position them for longer-term growth.

 

November 24, 2021

US STOCKS – Nvidia surge offsets Nordstrom, Gap slide

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk insights on economic and market impacts from the combination of rising interest rates, cautionary earnings news, and COVID developments throughout Europe and Africa.

 

November 24, 2021

Wall Street ends higher

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on economic and market impacts for investors on the heels of rising interest rates.

 

November 24, 2021

Wall Street ends higher

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the market outlook for the balance of 2021 amid mixed U.S. economic data, increased Covid-19 case rates, rising interest rates, and a spike in inflation concerns.

 

November 18, 2021

15 Ways Businesses Can Survive A Recession, From Top Finance Leaders

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on tips for weathering a recession and coming through stronger amid an economic rebound.

 

November 11, 2021

US stocks trade mixed as investors try to stage a comeback

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk providing economic and market insights, as investors brace for heightened market volatility by considering sanctuary in inflation hedges, such as alternative investments and digital assets.

 

November 9, 2021

Infrastructure package gives a boost: Dow Jones continues to climb cautiously

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the strength of the economy and markets being reinforced and further sparked by the passage of U.S. infrastructure legislation underpinning the strong prospects for recovery stocks in the months ahead.

 

November 8, 2021

Reactions to Musk’s poll on offloading Tesla stock

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the investment opportunties associated with movement of Tesla stock sparked by Elon Musk’s Twitter poll asking users of the social media network whether he should sell his Tesla shares.

 

November 8, 2021

Value ETFs Strengthen as Infrastructure Bill Lifts Cyclical Sectors

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the rallying of value ETFs as the $1 trillion U.S. Congressional infrastructure bill boosted economically sensitive sectors, including industrials, materials, and other sectors poised to benefit from this legislative milestone.

 

November 8, 2021

Dow hits record high as infrastructure bill lifts cyclicals

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the factors driving the market’s new record highs, and the economic and market outlook for the balance of 2021 and the new year ahead in 2022.

 

November 8, 2021

Tesla falls to record high as $1 trillion infrastructure bill lifts stocks

AXS CEO Greg Bassuk on the economic and market impact of the passage of the U.S. infrastructure bill.

 

November 7, 2021

U.S.-Stock Funds Jumped 5.7% in October

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the “rose-colored lens” that investors are looking through to send the market to new record highs, and boosting mutual funds and ETFs to their best month of the year in October.

 

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November 1, 2021

A New Bond Market Playbook

Inflationary pressures on fixed income call for new alternatives. Sub-investment-grade bonds within an ESG framework can help reduce risks while seeking higher yields.

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October 20, 2021

Stocks rise on Wall Street, S&P 500 hovers near record high

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the factors driving the market rally and the outlook for corporate earnings, inflation and pending economic data.

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October 20, 2021

Stocks end higher, bringing S&P 500 to the cusp of a record

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the factors driving the market rally and the outlook for corporate earnings, inflation and pending economic data.

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October 7, 2021

Solving for the Suitability Challenge in Private Equity

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on expanding access to Private Equity for individual investors, financial advisors, and the broader investing public.

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October 7, 2021

Stocks close higher as receding debt fears spur rally

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the strength of the markets amid investor optimism following bipartisan Congressional agreement on the U.S. debt ceiling, and the implications for investors in Q4 and beyond.

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October 1, 2021

October Stock Market Outlook: Is The S&P 500 Ripe For A Correction?

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the factors investors should be watching in October to evaluate the economic recovery and the direction the markets are headed towards year-end and 2022.

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October 1, 2021

How to Protect Your Investment Portfolio Without Going Broke

Spotlight on Liquid Alternative investments with “most advisors saying that liquid alts should make up 10% to 20% of a portfolio.”

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October 1, 2021

Pensions Warm to Stock Funds Modeled to Mirror Private-Equity Returns

AXS Thomson Reuters Private Equity Return Tracker Fund (LDPIX) and AXS Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Return Tracker Fund (LDVIX) attract over $415 million, as institutional investors increase focus on and allocations to daily-liquid Private Equity and Venture Capital strategy funds.

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September 30, 2021

Merger Funds Still Make Sense

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the attributes of merger arbitrage strategies that employ active management to navigate geopolitical issues, big deal terminations or other idiosyncratic developments.

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September 16, 2021

HFs take the long-term, contrarian view on SPACs

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the investment considerations and investment opportunities for SPACs.

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September 15, 2021

US economy sluggish, copper prices rest in place

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the tug-of-war market sparked by mixed economic data and the unclear direction of the U.S. and global economic recovery.

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September 14, 2021

Wall Street dips as choppy recovery, looming tax hikes weigh on sentiment

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the global stock and bond markets amid the economic recovery, ongoing cautiousness and uncertainty about the global pandemic, Federal Reserve policy, geopolitical concerns, and other drivers of stocks and bonds in the months ahead.

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September 13, 2021

U.S. stocks edge higher, regrouping after a down week

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the major market triggers, including COVID-19, Fed policy, and geopolitics, which are creating mixed signals for investors and driving more market uncertainty.

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September 12, 2021

Wall St. down, Apple sinks on ruling

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the outlook for the markets and economy.

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September 11, 2021

Wall Street ends lower as U.S. PPI hits 11-year peak

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk citing that the U.S. capital markets have been relatively tame lately amid a lack of fresh impetus following a long-run of record-setting rallies.

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September 10, 2021

U.S. Stocks – Wall Street ends down

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the outlook for the markets and economy.

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September 10, 2021

Wall Street mixed while Apple sinks on app store ruling

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the search by investors for outsized information, beyond the band of expectations, to harness greater visibility into the direction of the markets and investments for the balance of 2021 and beyond.

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September 1, 2021

Nasdaq hits record high as soft jobs data fuels hopes of more Fed support

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the attributes of alternative investments for portfolio resilience amid market uncertainties sparked by the Delta COVID variant, the indeterminate Federal Reserve tapering plans, and rising geopolitical tensions, all weighing heavily on the markets.

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August 25, 2021

Delivering Alpha: Hedge funds could be staging a comeback as short bets post best month since 2010

Greg Bassuk notes that investors are turning to alternative investments seeking potential for more consistent returns to stay in the market after a strong rally to record highs. Alternatives may provide hedging or correlation-reducing outcomes to mitigate the risks of equity fluctuation in the Covid and Fed tapering environment.

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August 25, 2021

Nasdaq scales new peak; Fed caution keeps S&P 500, Dow muted

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the importance alternative investments can play in a portfolio at times when “there’s not a consistent set of data points that we can hang our hat on in terms of knowing the longer-term direction of the markets.”

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August 25, 2021

After the S&P 500 and Nasdaq index set record closes, futures prices are sluggish Reuters

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on investor confidence being driven, in part, by the economic recovery in the aftermath of the Covid environment, as “people are still worried about the Delta variant” and its impact on the markets and investments.

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August 25, 2021

US Stocks-Futures muted after record close for S&P 500, Nasdaq

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the economy, markets and investment outlook after the S&P 500 posted its 50th record high close of this year, notwithstanding ongoing investor jitters about the continuing pandemic, Fed tapering uncertainties and increased geopolitical concerns that could weigh heavily on stocks and bonds in the coming months.

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August 24, 2021

Fewer Competitors, a SPAC Downturn, and Inflation Fears Are Fueling a Merger Arb Boom

George Kellner, portfolio manager of AXS Merger Fund (GAKIX) and founder of one of the longest running hedge funds, hasn’t been this bullish in decades.

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August 20, 2021

The hard work of democratization in PE & VC land

AXS Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Fund (LDVIX) and AXS Thomson Reuters Private Equity Fund (LDPIX) offer all investors access to the returns of the Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) markets, removing barriers that historically limited access for individuals.

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August 20, 2021

Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors stick to stocks, but gear up for bumpier ride

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the sharp rise in investor demand for liquid alternatives, as well as private equity, venture capital and managed futures, which provide less correlation to the broader markets. Inflows into such investments stand at their highest levels since 2013.

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August 12, 2021

Stocks end higher on Wall Street as Big Tech climbs

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the outlook for investments and global stock and bond markets given the latest economic data reports, corporate earnings, and the impact of the ongoing health pandemic.

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August 5, 2021

Wall Street Gains, as Unemployment Claims Decline

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on market volatility and investor outlook for greater clarity driven by economic data, corporate earnings, Fed policy, and COVID-19 containment.

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August 2, 2021

August Stock Market Outlook

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the outlook for August and the balance of 2021, with continued market volatility underscoring the attributes of allocating to alternative investments, including private equity and venture capital.

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July 29, 2021

Market Wrap: Stocks Rise and Bonds Turn Higher as Fed Holds Rates

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the outlook for continued market volatility through 2021 kindled by uncertain corporate earnings, economic data, and the velocity of progress on containing coronavirus variants.

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July 28, 2021

Stocks Turn Higher, Bonds Fall as Fed Holds Rates

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the Fed’s decision to hold rates constant and the impact for investors. While the economy appears to be inching closer, the Fed has not yet seen sufficiently outsized data to warrant a meaningful policy change. Market drivers in the near term include this season’s remaining corporate earnings announcements, key upcoming economic data reports, and the pace of progress in curtailing the global pandemic.

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July 28, 2021

Asian Stocks Up Over Chinese Effort to Calm Markets, Fed Decision

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the outlook for markets and investors on the heels of Federal Reserve policy guidance and geopolitical developments that could impact the broader stock and bond markets.

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July 28, 2021

Stocks Turn Higher as Fed Holds Rates

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the U.S. and global markets and on the economy’s move closer to Federal Reserve milestones as prerequisites for future changes to Fed policy.

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July 28, 2021

S&P 500, Dow hit record highs as investors eye economic reopening

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the outlook for markets and sectors amid greater economic stimulus and the migration out of pandemic-stricken economies.

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July 25, 2021

U.S. stocks end mixed as Dow extends recovery after strong economic data

AXS Investments CEO Greg Bassuk on the timing and extent of the COVID recovery impacting investor outlook for stocks, bonds and alternative investments in 2021.