Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation

Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation

🕔14:58, 25.Sep 2020

Interpretive Analysis and Insights   During the last quarter of 2018, major U.S. indices plunged approximately 20% from their peaks of end of late August/early October. In 2019, they recovered and reached new highs. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial

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Global Asset Allocation: The View from EMEA Market Inisghts

Global Asset Allocation: The View from EMEA Market Inisghts

🕔13:13, 25.Sep 2020

After more than a decade of below‑target inflation in the U.S., some investors are speculating that inflation may finally rise due to the magnitude of monetary stimulus coinciding with fiscal stimulus supporting the economic recovery from the coronavirus‑induced …

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Volatility in Technology Highlights Importance of Selectivity

Volatility in Technology Highlights Importance of Selectivity

🕔11:20, 25.Sep 2020

T. Rowe Price Insights on Global Technology We believe the sector’s long-term growth stories remain strong. The recent pullback in technology stocks strikes us as a normal bout of profit taking after the sector’s strong run. Although the broad-based sell-off can

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Gross Domestic Past-it – Rethinking how we value our progress as a society

Gross Domestic Past-it – Rethinking how we value our progress as a society

🕔09:25, 25.Sep 2020

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has long been the go-to metric for assessing countries' development trajectories. In turn, investors are largely judged …

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CIO autumn update: Endurance test

CIO autumn update: Endurance test

🕔07:36, 25.Sep 2020

Change may be the only constant over the coming months. We believe investors will need to be dynamic in striking a balance between managing risks and seizing opportunities. Since we published our last outlook, many of the dynamics we observed

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Federal Help Wanted: Municipalities Face Fiscal Uncertainties

Federal Help Wanted: Municipalities Face Fiscal Uncertainties

🕔14:54, 24.Sep 2020

T. Rowe Price Insights on the U.S. Election U.S. election could impact ailing municipal budgets.  Municipal bond markets have largely recovered from the sharp, liquidity‑driven sell‑off that occurred at the height of the market’s response to …

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Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

🕔13:01, 24.Sep 2020

In the 1970s, the tiny Pacific island of Nauru had the highest income per head in the world after Saudi Arabia. The money has come from intensive mining of its ample phosphate reserves, built up over countless years by the

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Strategic credit: a nimble approach for an uncertain world

Strategic credit: a nimble approach for an uncertain world

🕔11:03, 24.Sep 2020

Active Credit Allocation in Portfolios Jon Mawby discusses the advantages of active credit allocation in portfolios now that government bonds no longer serve their traditional purpose. Governments have launched massive efforts to underpin their economies in the wake of the

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SPIVA® U.S. Scorecard

SPIVA® U.S. Scorecard

🕔09:58, 24.Sep 2020

Drastic volatility hit the U.S. stock market in the first half of 2020. The S&P 500® declined by 3.1%, with negative returns also posted by the S&P MidCap 400® (-12.8%) and the S&P SmallCap 600® (-17.9%). The S&P 500 reached

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ECB QE Monitor

ECB QE Monitor

🕔08:05, 24.Sep 2020

The Fed announced an inflection of its long-term objectives by making the 2% inflation threshold not a high limit, but an average objective over time, i.e. it will not harden not its monetary policy in the event of one-off inflation

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One Job

One Job

🕔14:31, 23.Sep 2020

Counterpoint Global Insights  Expectations and the Role of Intangible Investments   

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Making Hard Choices in Extraordinary Times

Making Hard Choices in Extraordinary Times

🕔13:00, 23.Sep 2020

Renewed equity market volatility highlights the need for portfolio breadth. U.S. markets have sold off sharply after reaching record highs, driven by a correction in large‑cap technology stocks. With equity markets showing resilience throughout the summer, investors have raised concerns about market

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European ETF Industry Evolution: 2 Crises Survived and 10 Years of Growth

European ETF Industry Evolution: 2 Crises Survived and 10 Years of Growth

🕔11:30, 23.Sep 2020

While ETFs have been available in Europe since 2000, in the 10 years following the Global Financial Crisis we have seen a boom in ETF asset growth. Over this period, ETFs in Europe have seen a compounded annual growth rate

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Greater inflation risks ahead

Greater inflation risks ahead

🕔09:38, 23.Sep 2020

Weekly commentary We see a higher inflation regime in the medium term after a decade of inflation persistently undershooting central bank targets. Three new forces are at play: rising global production cost, new central bank policy frameworks that allow for …

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The return of the Brexit saga

The return of the Brexit saga

🕔07:43, 23.Sep 2020

Like a long-running TV series, the latest season of the Brexit saga brings new drama and tension. Like all good drama, there are twists and turns in the plot, unclear motivations of key characters, complexity and new set-piece showdowns. Last

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Treasury yields increase slightly as the Fed keeps asset purchases steady

Treasury yields increase slightly as the Fed keeps asset purchases steady

🕔14:53, 22.Sep 2020

Most U.S. Treasury yields increased modestly last week, led by longer maturities. The Federal Reserve (Fed) disappointed investors, as it did not expand long-duration asset purchases as some had hoped. The …

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔13:05, 22.Sep 2020

Last week started off on a strong note, helped by news on Monday of Gilead Sciences’ USD 21 billion acquisition of Immunomedics and chipmaker Nvidia’s USD 40 billion purchase of ARM Holdings. Software giant Oracle reported on …

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Investing to pastures green(er)

Investing to pastures green(er)

🕔11:07, 22.Sep 2020

Some regions of Europe are returning to lockdown – for instance some districts of Madrid badly hit by the second wave of the pandemic. Yet, for now these lockdowns are very different from the ones imposed in March and April:

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Refining alpha in the hedge fund world

Refining alpha in the hedge fund world

🕔09:58, 22.Sep 2020

The current challenging market environment suggests a greater need than ever for alternatives. Hedge funds, which target differentiated, positive absolute returns, provide clear potential benefits. However, institutional investors have …

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Central Banks Strive to Maintain Visbility

Central Banks Strive to Maintain Visbility

🕔08:12, 22.Sep 2020

Market Flash All eyes were on central banks. As expected, the Fed left its rates unchanged. It even said they would not move until inflation rose above 2% and stayed there for some time, a situation it does not expect

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What COVID-19 Means for Globalisation

What COVID-19 Means for Globalisation

🕔14:31, 21.Sep 2020

Lazard Sustainability Talks The supply and demand shocks precipitated by COVID-19 will dissipate in the coming months and years, but there are reasons to believe the virus may have longer-lasting impacts, notably on the rate and direction of globalisation. The

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An Interesting Fall

An Interesting Fall

🕔13:23, 21.Sep 2020

Investment Perspective The relentless run in risk assets over the last five months finally faded a bit in early September, as the S&P 500 fell nearly 8% and the tech-heavy NASDAQ fell 11%. This year’s returns have been heavily influenced

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Back to Reality

Back to Reality

🕔11:29, 21.Sep 2020

The Important Role of Active Management in Defined Contribution Plans While active management has always played an important role in retirement plans, the COVID19 crisis has added new layers of complexity to the active versus passive debate. We observe a

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Enduring Yield: European Commercial Real Estate Debt

Enduring Yield: European Commercial Real Estate Debt

🕔09:37, 21.Sep 2020

The European real-estate debt market has changed dramatically since the Global Financial Crisis, with bank lending activity – constrained by regulatory capital and oversight – creating a structural opportunity for non-bank lenders to exploit. As such, we believe European commercial

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SOE Debt and Private Equity in our Top Five this week!

SOE Debt and Private Equity in our Top Five this week!

🕔10:09, 19.Sep 2020

#38 September is filled with interesting webinars – have you checked out our event calendar yet? For example, next week Fidelity hosts a webinar on every weekday. On Monday, they will discuss “The rise of Asia“. Furthermore, on Wednesday Principal

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