Portfolio Manager Amy Zhang, CFA, spoke with The New York Times about how her fund is differentiated from its benchmark and its peers in this profile article.
In this Barron’s profile, Alger CEO/CIO Dan Chung, CFA, discusses Internet 3.0 and the impact of technological innovations happening outside of the tech sector.
Amy Zhang is sticking to her belief that the little guys can uproot the legacy players. She knows, because she did it herself.
Money Management Executive has announced that Alger Portfolio Manager Amy Zhang has been named as one of their ten winners of the Top Women in Asset Management.
From eSports to self-driving cars to the adoption of machine learning, keeping up with radical technology shifts can be daunting for investors. Alger Technology Sector Analyst Ben Reynolds provides an update on these investing themes and discusses why he believes the better technology companies are making efforts to disrupt themselves.
Whose advice should you trust? The advice you give yourself may be sound as long as you can distance yourself from your situation. This so-called self-distancing can enable you to make wiser decisions in both investing and life in general.
Increased confidence in Alger Small Cap Focus manager Amy Zhang and her supporting team and strong results since her 2015 start merit an upgrade in the fund’s Morningstar Analyst Rating to Silver from Bronze.
The current U.S. expansion cycle is over nine years old and if it persists past the second quarter of 2019, it will be the longest on record. Will this expansion be record breaking? We think so. Director of Market Strategy Brad Neuman reviews key elements from Alger's The Longest Expansion presentation.
While debt levels around the world are quite high, debt service is generally manageable and U.S. debt service for the consumer and business sectors is considerably lower than it has been in the peaks prior to the past two recessions.
In this edition of Capital Markets: Observations and Insights, we review likely rising interest rates and the possible broader implications for asset classes, sectors, and securities.
In this edition of Capital Markets: Observations and Insights, we outline why we believe increasing corporate investment should help drive a resurgence in productivity growth in the U.S.
In this edition of Capital Markets: Observations and Insights, we outline why we believe business spending is set to accelerate and outpace the broader economy. Additionally, we review why Growth equity fundamentals have outpaced those of Value stocks, driving performance results.
In this three-part video series, Client Investment Strategist Brad Neuman provides his thoughts on how fundamentals have driven stock prices in 2017, the resurgence in earnings growth, and the powerful long-term forces that are driving divergence between Growth and Value performance.
In this three-part video series, Client Investment Strategist Brad Neuman provides his thoughts on what is now driving stock prices, the resurgence in earnings growth, and areas of the equity market that are attractively valued.
Rising interest rates in the U.S. and global trade uncertainties contributed to the negative return of emerging markets in October. We believe emerging markets equities remain attractively valued after a volatile month.
The autumn equity selloff has been driven by concerns about a potential trade war with China and rising interest rates. Amy Zhang explains why the Small Cap Focus Fund may be well suited for current market conditions and how she uses market volatility when managing the portfolio.
Concerns about global trade and tariffs lingered during September but currencies stabilized.
"Digital transformation is playing out across all sectors, and companies will likely need to accelerate their IT spending to effectively compete." In our latest podcast, Patrick Kelly gives a portfolio update, as well as his broader outlook for the markets.
Sometimes it seems as though we can’t keep up with technology due to the rapid pace of advancements. However, we at Alger believe in the power of technology to enhance economic growth. When we look at the bigger picture, both innovation and productivity are growing strongly.
Investor sentiment improved marginally during the month as crude prices declined, uncertainties around global trade moderated and emerging markets currencies held relatively steady with the exception of the Turkish lira.
Will higher interest rates bring down stock prices? Many investors are concerned about rising rates but an examination of current stock valuations relative to bonds reveals that stocks haven’t priced in how low interest rates have become and therefore may not suffer as rates climb.
It is a cardinal rule of finance that with higher potential return comes more potential risk. But how have the ranges of returns of various asset classes actually compared over time? The historical data may surprise investors and justify taking a second look at asset allocation.
A topical discussion in many publications may have you “spooked”: the yield curve has been flattening. However, it is important to note that even if the yield curve does invert, equity markets may first deliver a “treat.”
This week marks the 100th edition of Alger On the Money, a program that strives to offer valuable insights and education to our clients. In honor of this milestone, we look back on a century of earnings growth and the stock market returns it has driven.
New product adoption is occurring at a much faster rate than ever before because the digital economy creates larger markets that are easier to access. What does this trend mean for the economy and investing? More disruption may be in store.
A powerful wave of bond flows has been crashing over equities for years now, but what would happen if the tide changes? If interest rates have already bottomed and bond fund returns remain low, equities could benefit from an ensuing great fund flow rotation.
As change accelerates and the internet brings people together, the scale at which we communicate and innovate has become much larger and faster, leaving behind a trail of information that is very valuable to many companies.
Many investors ask whether there is more risk in a focused portfolio of 50 or fewer securities. Alger recently partnered with Greenwich Associates in a study to explore the topic of sourcing alpha potential with these strategies. A key finding was that focused strategies may possess an attractive risk profile.
The emergence of eSports has some investors excited about the potentially massive market this new form of entertainment may become; eSports may one day even disrupt legacy sports. eSports consists of people watching—and sometimes paying to watch—other people play video game competitions, with meaningful prize money opportunities for winners.
Whose advice should you trust? Actually, research suggests that you can trust yourself if you are able to distance yourself from your own situation. This self-distancing can enable you to make wiser decisions in investing and in life.
India is undergoing a digital revolution that is transforming the 1.3 billion-person country by formalizing the economy through an increased participation rate. These changes demonstrate the Positive Dynamic Change we seek in our investments at Alger.
Back in 1993, just 0.3% of people participated in the internet. That’s about where we are today in terms of the global penetration of active cryptocurrency users. If that is a fair comparison, there may considerable growth ahead for cryptoassets.
For the first time in history, the middle class, people with some disposable income, is projected to become the largest economic block in the world over the next decade. The middle class will outnumber those simply seeking daily survival and the implications are far-reaching.
Weatherbie Capital, an Alger subsidiary, employs a multi-sleeve style of portfolio management, allowing each manager to run a focused sleeve of a strategy. We believe this approach marries the merits of a team-based approach with those of a single manager model.
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