Defensive Equity

November 15, 2022 | 8 min
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Low Volatility? Exactly What Kind of Volatility Are We Talking About?

Now that volatility has returned to the market, we thought we’d revisit some basics about low volatility equity strategies. These strategies all have a common objective: less volatility, lower...

August 27, 2020 | 6 min
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Two Conflicting Risks You Need to Navigate in Retirement

Just as the skill set for climbing a mountain differs from descending it, accumulating assets is very different from generating retirement income. In accumulation, your participants seek to maximize...

August 18, 2020 | 3 min
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Will the SECURE Act Dispel Illusions of Wealth?

The 401(k) started as a tax-deferred supplemental savings plan over 40 years ago. Since that time, industry professionals have fashioned it as a retirement plan, yet participant education mostly...

October 21, 2019 | 3 min
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Is Stock Volatility a More Persistent Characteristic than Stock Returns?

At Intech®, we harness natural stock-price volatility to generate an excess return above the benchmark – without forecasting returns. We find that a stock’s price volatility is more persistent...

October 10, 2019 | 4 min
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Can You Associate Higher Volatility with Market Drawdowns?

Volatility returned to equity markets this month. Investors often think of volatility as something bad – a foe that needs to be controlled, managed or avoided. However, when viewed...