INSIGHTS

October Commentary 2020

Greg Miller CPA, CEO & Portfolio Manager
Michael Miller CFIP, President, CIO
Jim Buckham CFA, Portfolio Manager
Howard Needle, Portfolio Manager

“Third Quarter Update: The Safest House in the Neighborhood. Buy when others are selling. And the winner is…”

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Convertible Bonds: Strategic Asset Allocation Guide

Michael Miller CFIP, President, CIO
Dennis Scarpa CFA, Senior Analyst

Convertible bonds as an asset class are experiencing a resurgence in popularity as companies seek new sources of financing during COVID-19. Combining both stock and bond features, convertible bonds provide investors with many attractive features including: return of capital (barring default), current income, and the potential for upside appreciation.

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August Commentary 2020

Greg Miller CPA, CEO & Portfolio Manager
Michael Miller CFIP, President, CIO
Jim Buckham CFA, Portfolio Manager

On the heels of an abysmal February and March for equity-centric investors, market participants were rewarded during the second quarter.

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Sweet Spot Investing with Convertible Bonds

Jim Buckham CFA, Portfolio Manager

Convertible bonds are sometimes considered the “Swiss Army knife” of financial products because they can provide investors with principal protection (barring default), income, and equity-like returns.

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Convertible Bonds: The Advantages of Synthetics

Greg Miller CPA, Founder, Chairman and CEO
Michael Miller CFIP, President, CIO
Jim Buckham CFA, Portfolio Manager
Dennis Scarpa CFA, Senior Analyst

One type of convertible bond that you may be unaware of is called a synthetic convertible bond (“synthetic”). Synthetics offer a different take on this hybrid product by potentially adding more protection and differentiation to the asset class.

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“Alternative” Investments for Retail Clients

Greg Miller, CPA, CEO & Portfolio Manager
Darlene Murphy CPA, CFP®, Portfolio Manager
Michael Miller, Chief Investment Officer
Jim Buckham, CFA, Portfolio Manager

Learn how investors can utilize convertible bonds in a diversified portfolio to achieve the same outcomes that traditional alternative investments have historically provided.

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Chasing Dividends Instead of Buying Bonds

Michael Miller CFIP, President, CIO
Dennis Scarpa CFA, Senior Analyst

One of the biggest challenges facing retirees is trying to find the “right” amount of money to receive on a monthly basis.

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Why Convertible Bonds

Michael Miller CFIP, President and Chief Investment Officer
Dennis Scarpa CFA, Senior Analyst

Convertibles are a unique asset class that is often overlooked by many investors. They can offer the best of both worlds, combining desirable features of both stocks and bonds.

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Bull, Bear and Upside-Down Markets

By Jim Buckham CFA, Portfolio Manager

An informative historical review of bull and bear markets leading up to the present state of our global economy

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WAM October 2019 Advisor Commentary

Greg Miller CPA, CEO & Portfolio Manager
Michael Miller CFIP, President, CIO
Jim Buckham CFA, Portfolio Manager

Stock and bond market commentary from the Portfolio Managers of the Wellesley convertible bond strategy

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Convertible Bonds as an “Equity Replacement Strategy”

Greg Miller CPA, CEO & Portfolio Manager
Darlene Murphy CPA, CFP®, Portfolio Manager
Michael Miller CFIP, President, CIO
Jim Buckham CFA, Portfolio Manager

This piece discusses how implementing a convertible bond strategy as an “equity replacement” can allow investors to stay long the market while potentially enhancing downside protection.

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Not All Bonds Are Created Equal

Greg Miller CPA, CEO & Portfolio Manager
Darlene Murphy CPA, CFP®, Portfolio Manager
Michael Miller CFIP, President, CIO
Jim Buckham CFA, Portfolio Manager

Explore how convertible bonds may mitigate interest rate risk in a fixed income portfolio during rising rate environments

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Lessons from “the Lost Decade”

Greg Miller, CPA, CEO & Portfolio Manager
Darlene Murphy CPA, CFP®, Portfolio Manager
Michael Miller, Chief Investment Officer
Jim Buckham, CFA, Portfolio Manager

This piece looks back at the two stock market downturns from 2000-2009 and how investing in convertible bonds could have produced meaningful returns over that same time period.

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