ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Brian Diessner, Senior VP & Head of Sales, Global X, at Inside ETFs conference that ran Jan. 22-25, 2017.

Diessner discussed ESG investing and why advisors are excited about it.

Build a Portfolio to Capitalize on Long-Term Trends

For the past eight years, investors have enjoyed the rewards of portfolios with broad U.S. equity and fixed-income exposure, but it may be time to alter that approach. U.S. equity valuations are at or near their peak—forward price-to-earnings ratios are about 20% higher than their historical 10-year average—and with bond yields gradually on the rise, trouble may be ahead for traditional fixed-income investments.

How can investors position themselves to achieve their portfolio goals when both major asset classes have worrisome characteristics? Invest with intention: Seek investments or strategies that hone in on specific results, whether that’s growth, income or alignment with one’s personal values.

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