Peter Staas

Analyst Articles

Hit by massive shareholder redemptions and shrinking asset values, some mutual funds find themselves under increasing pressure. We examine the implications for individual investors. Read More

Near-term headwinds aside, the fundamental drivers of China’s long-term economic growth remain intact. This fund’s savvy manager has positioned the portfolio to weather the storm and participate in the upside.   Read More

Health care was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal 2008, underscoring the sector’s reputation as a classic defensive play. This month we look at a pharmacy benefits management firm that’s well positioned to weather any economic headwinds and offers attractive growth potential Read More

And if the economic environment didn’t present enough of a challenge, historically low yields on high-grade fixed-income instruments have likewise weighed on earnings growth. Read More

With the US economy in the doldrums and unemployment numbers expanding as each week passes, few observers were surprised when the Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan allocated massive amounts of funding to a wide range of infrastructure projects. Read More

Flexible investment guidelines and an experienced management team have enabled this fund to continue its steady performance at a time of unprecedented volatility and uncertainty. Read More