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Peaking Panic Draws Policy Bazookas

Peaking Panic Draws Policy Bazookas

🕔14:10, 25.Mar 2020

The GIC Weekly Apart from war, few market crises are as personal as this one. The collective power of fear and uncertainty is palpable, especially as the disruption to daily life seems without comparison. This market has been marked by

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Let the Correction Run Its Course

Let the Correction Run Its Course

🕔11:40, 3.Mar 2020

On the Markets Since late January, global markets have been preoccupied with the coronavirus development. Obviously, this is an unfortunate and serious health concern. While the path it takes from here is unknown, one thing we do know is that

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The Next Stage of Global Reflation

The Next Stage of Global Reflation

🕔17:02, 24.Feb 2020

On the Markets  This past year will go down in the books as one of the best years ever for financial asset returns. In a mirror image of 2018, in 2019 nearly every major asset class had significantly positive returns

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Global Investment Committee Weekly

Global Investment Committee Weekly

🕔18:25, 16.Dec 2019

Rose-Colored Glasses. The disconnect between the economic data and what is discounted in the S&P 500 continues to grow. The stabilization we saw in September has been followed by a slew of disappointments in the October and November data. While

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On the Markets

On the Markets

🕔16:45, 2.Dec 2019

GLOBAL INVESTMENT COMMITTEE / COMMENTARY  Sticking With It On Oct. 25, the S&P 500 Index touched the all-time high it first reached in July. However, since the old high, the bestperforming sectors have been the defensive areas of utilities, real

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Consider This

Consider This

🕔18:50, 11.Nov 2019

On the Markets As we head toward the end of the third quarter, I can’t help but think it feels very similar to last year in many ways. The S&P 500 is trading right where it was a year ago, near its all-time

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Sustainable Reality – Analyzing Risk and Returns of Sustainable Funds

Sustainable Reality – Analyzing Risk and Returns of Sustainable Funds

🕔13:06, 7.Aug 2019

Can you invest sustainably without sacrificing financial returns? Research conducted on the performance of nearly 11,000 mutual funds from 2004 to 2018 shows that there is no financial trade-off in the returns of sustainable funds compared to traditional funds, and

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Plastic Waste

Plastic Waste

🕔17:38, 19.Jul 2019

We assess the impact of the corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP), the corporate arm of the ECBís quantitative easing, over its Örst year of activity (June 2016 ñ June 2017). Focusing on the primary bond market, we Önd evidence of

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Andrew Slimmon Equity Market Commentary

Andrew Slimmon Equity Market Commentary

🕔17:18, 19.Jul 2019

Monthly Commentary | June 2019 On the surface, I am surprised this most recent correction was so muted:

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Compounding With a Conscience

Compounding With a Conscience

🕔14:00, 20.May 2019

Strong on Engagement, Low on Carbon, Built on Quality The trend toward sustainable investing has exploded over the last decade, with an estimated $23 trillion in assets under management globally.1 With our focus on high quality companies with earnings resilience,

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We assess the impact of the corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP), the corporate arm of the ECBís quantitative easing, over its Örst year of activity (June 2016 ñ June 2017). Focusing on the primary bond market, we Önd evidence of a signiÖcant impact of the CSPP on yield spreads, both directly on purchased and targeted bonds and indirectly on all other bonds. The magnitude and the timing of the changes in yield spreads, coupled with the evolution of bond

We assess the impact of the corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP), the corporate arm of the ECBís quantitative easing, over its Örst year of activity (June 2016 ñ June 2017). Focusing on the primary bond market, we Önd evidence of a signiÖcant impact of the CSPP on yield spreads, both directly on purchased and targeted bonds and indirectly on all other bonds. The magnitude and the timing of the changes in yield spreads, coupled with the evolution of bond

🕔06:01, 17.Apr 2019

We assess the impact of the corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP), the corporate arm of the ECBís quantitative easing, over its Örst year of activity (June 2016 ñ June 2017). Focusing on the primary bond market, we Önd evidence of

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Risk & Reward

Risk & Reward

🕔06:01, 17.Apr 2019

We assess the impact of the corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP), the corporate arm of the ECBís quantitative easing, over its Örst year of activity (June 2016 ñ June 2017). Focusing on the primary bond market, we Önd evidence of

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Understanding Fixed Annuities and Market Value Adjusted (MVA) Fixed Annuities

Understanding Fixed Annuities and Market Value Adjusted (MVA) Fixed Annuities

🕔04:00, 12.Mar 2019

Investment is backed by the general account of the insurance company Earnings will grow at the stated interest rate on a tax deferred basis. Withdrawals are taxed at ordinary income tax rates and may be subject to a 10% penalty

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Think Like an Owner

Think Like an Owner

🕔01:02, 22.Feb 2019

On the Markets Business managers are always looking for ways to maximize the value of the firm. One way to do that is to encourage everyone to think like an owner. After all, if employees are thinking like an owner

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Was 2018 just a bump in the road… or is 2019 the end of the road?

Was 2018 just a bump in the road… or is 2019 the end of the road?

🕔05:07, 31.Jan 2019

Call it superstitious, but we in Applied Equity Advisors are always uncomfortable producing our market outlook commentary for the following year until the current year is complete. Much can happen in December that could impact our projections about the coming

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On the Markets

On the Markets

🕔13:02, 12.Jan 2019

Anticipating Change Last week, our macro team released its 2019 outlook. Producing it requires extensive effort and debate among our strategists and economists to arrive at a cohesive and consistent view. In the end, we settled on a new narrative

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On the Markets

On the Markets

🕔13:02, 12.Jan 2019

Anticipating Change Last week, our macro team released its 2019 outlook. Producing it requires extensive effort and debate among our strategists and economists to arrive at a cohesive and consistent view. In the end, we settled on a new narrative

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2019 Global Strategy Outlook

2019 Global Strategy Outlook

🕔17:02, 14.Dec 2018

The Turning Point In 2018, a tricky handoff in growth, policy and inflation drove a rolling bear market. In 2019, we expect a larger turning point in a number of multi-year trends. EM assets should outperform. 

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The Market Today vs. the Dot-Com Era

The Market Today vs. the Dot-Com Era

🕔01:02, 30.Nov 2018

On the Markets With the current economic expansion and bull market now among the longest on record, it’s natural to consider how this cycle could end. Given many of the headlines dominating markets this year—tech leadership and crowding, emerging markets

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Awaiting ‘Peak’ Trade Noise

Awaiting ‘Peak’ Trade Noise

🕔14:00, 12.Sep 2018

Global Fixed Income Bulletin It seems that the news cycle has been as important as fundamentals in pricing financial assets. But, there comes a time when valuations get stretched too far and even though there has not been an improvement

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The Macro Trends Which Matter

The Macro Trends Which Matter

🕔15:05, 25.Jul 2018

Global Fixed Income Bulletin  The main trends in asset performance year-todate have been generally weak risky asset returns, outperformance by U.S. assets and the USD, weakness in emerging markets (EM) and higher oil prices. Most of these have been driven

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Sticking With It

Sticking With It

🕔11:02, 28.Jun 2018

On the Markets “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men (or women) with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the

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Emerging Markets: Don’t Judge a Book by its Aggregates

Emerging Markets: Don’t Judge a Book by its Aggregates

🕔14:00, 12.Jun 2018

A recent Bloomberg article1 quoting economist Carmen Reinhart has raised concerns about the health of emerging market economies. In the following piece, Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Emerging Market Debt team addresses some of her statements as well as other popular

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Listening Closely

Listening Closely

🕔13:03, 2.May 2018

On the Markets Relationship experts say that misunderstandings are often the result of miscommunication or an inability to communicate effectively. Furthermore, these deficiencies are usually the result of one party failing to listen. I am sure we all have many

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Price Matters

Price Matters

🕔19:03, 1.May 2018

On the Markets Success or failure is usually determined by a few key decisions or plays at critical moments. Most of our days consist of mundane tasks that everyone must do as part of their job and life. However, winning

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