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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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Capital Market Assumptions

Capital Market Assumptions

🕔11:28, 10.Sep 2020

In recent years, global equities had slightly outpaced market forecasts for lower equity returns. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit the global economy, putting an end to the 10- year bull market. Equity markets have now started to recover, but the

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Closer to Home

Closer to Home

🕔09:24, 24.Aug 2020

The battle between public health officials and COVID-19 continues, and, as we had feared, cases in the United States increased significantly in recent months. However, global economic …

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The Role Of Gold – A Less Than Perfect Inflation Hedge

The Role Of Gold – A Less Than Perfect Inflation Hedge

🕔13:25, 30.Jul 2020

The Role Of Gold A Less Than Perfect Inflation Hedge Gold has been on a tear over the last year, rising 32% while global equities have languished. Investors buy gold for many reasons, but a common objective is a hedge

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Weekly Economic Commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary

🕔11:27, 28.Jul 2020

Europe and the U.S. Consider State Aid Is China’s Rebound Sustainable? Mortgage Rates Hit Bottom

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Heightened Volatility

Heightened Volatility

🕔14:51, 27.Jul 2020

Just months after one of the sharpest drops ever, stock markets globally are nearing cycle highs as most economic data continues to show repair. Fiscal stimulus and income support programs have supported consumer spending over the last several months, as

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Risk of Retreat

Risk of Retreat

🕔12:54, 23.Jul 2020

The first wave of the economic recovery from the pandemic has generally exceeded expectations. Policy interventions in the form of large fiscal packages, asset purchases and government loan schemes have prevented household and business failures. Economies appeared well-positioned to recover

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How to Invest in Dividend Equities Now

How to Invest in Dividend Equities Now

🕔09:33, 14.Jul 2020

Insurance AUM Journal Companies globally are slashing dividend payments as they face a combination of declining revenues and regulatory measures discouraging …

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Navigating Extended Periods of Market Volatility

Navigating Extended Periods of Market Volatility

🕔15:42, 3.Jul 2020

Risk Insights Series We are in a new era of extreme volatility that is leaving investors searching for new ways to achieve the same portfolio objectives. In an environment marked by …

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Investment Strategy Commentary: Will the V Become a W?

Investment Strategy Commentary: Will the V Become a W?

🕔11:21, 1.Jul 2020

The upward march in financial markets and economic activity has been quite rapid in recent months, resembling a V-shaped recovery. Risks to a continuation of that unabated recovery have emerged recently in the U.S., as COVID-19 case counts are now

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The Coronavirus Breaks Containment

The Coronavirus Breaks Containment

🕔11:43, 30.Jun 2020

Weekly Economic Commentary Carl offers thoughts on the progress of the pandemic. I belong to an international economic association that meets annually during the summer. We had been set to gather in Madrid earlier this month, but COVID-19 forced …

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Global Asset Allocation Investment Perspective

Global Asset Allocation Investment Perspective

🕔11:39, 19.Jun 2020

Overoptimism? Global financial markets have rocketed back from their late-March lows, with the S&P 500 briefly in positive territory for the year. Why are the financial markets performing so much better when the economy is still so weak? Financial markets

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Global Economic Outlook

Global Economic Outlook

🕔09:45, 19.Jun 2020

COVID-19 is a global pandemic, and while the experience has varied across countries, we are seeing some common threads. Indicators over the past month have suggested that the worst of the downturn is behind us. Industrial activity is resuming, businesses

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How To Invest In Dividend Strategies Now

How To Invest In Dividend Strategies Now

🕔11:27, 18.Jun 2020

Companies globally are slashing dividends as they face a combination of declining revenues and regulatory measures discouraging dividend payments. Not surprisingly, companies are now prioritizing liquidity and solvency over returning capital to shareholders. While dividends are being eliminated or suspended,

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Weekly Economic Commentary – The Jobs Data Doesn’t Add Up

Weekly Economic Commentary – The Jobs Data Doesn’t Add Up

🕔11:05, 17.Jun 2020

In this issue The Jobs Data Doesn’t Add Up Yes, Brexit Is Still An Issue Frustration For Food Producers

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Carl comments on the protests that have spread across the United States.

Carl comments on the protests that have spread across the United States.

🕔11:18, 11.Jun 2020

Weekly Economic Commentary I grew up on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s. The latter part of the decade was a challenging time for our city, and for our country. I lived close to the University of Chicago,

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How to Invest in Dividend Equities Now

How to Invest in Dividend Equities Now

🕔12:43, 8.Jun 2020

Point of View Companies globally are slashing dividend payments as they face a combination of declining revenues and regulatory measures discouraging dividend payments. Not surprisingly, companies are now prioritizing …

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Pandemic Policy Hasn’t Always Seized The Moment

Pandemic Policy Hasn’t Always Seized The Moment

🕔16:46, 4.Jun 2020

Weekly Commentary Timing is everything. We want to hit the road just ahead of rush hour. We enjoy perfectly ripe fruit, and a perfectly cooked steak. (And a perfectly aged wine to go with it.) We seek to deliver jokes

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Justified Enthusiasm

Justified Enthusiasm

🕔10:51, 25.May 2020

Investment Strategy Commentary There has been increasing focus on whether the U.S. stock market is too “top heavy,” with an over-reliance on the top technology stocks. We think business fundamentals should …

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Lives and Livelihoods

Lives and Livelihoods

🕔09:38, 22.May 2020

After weeks in lockdown, many major economies are easing restrictions to reboot economic activity. Unfortunately, they are faced with a difficult tradeoff between lives and livelihoods. A slow reopening will limit a renewed viral outbreak, but will also prolong the

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Less Reward, More Risk

Less Reward, More Risk

🕔17:11, 18.May 2020

Investment Perspective Risk assets have rallied strongly over the last seven weeks as policy actions have been forceful, COVID-19 cases have peaked in important areas and investors have been willing to look past the short-term economic …

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U.S. Economic & interest rate outlook

U.S. Economic & interest rate outlook

🕔10:11, 15.May 2020

This month, we are watching economic data catch up to the difficult circumstances. We could see in our daily lives that the economy was approaching a standstill; now, we can begin to understand the extent of the economic impairment. With

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Policy Progress

Policy Progress

🕔11:13, 12.May 2020

Investment Perspective Risk markets have rallied strongly since the fourth week of March, reflecting a collision of positive policy developments and bearish investor sentiment. After a one-month decline of 34% in the S&P 500, we have experienced a snap-back rally

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Oil Down, Remdesivir Up

Oil Down, Remdesivir Up

🕔08:23, 6.May 2020

Countries across the globe are slowly starting the process of loosening public health restrictions in their efforts to restart economic growth. Meanwhile, we received a positive surprise about a COVID-19 treatment that will likely become one part of the building

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Oil Down, Remdesivir Up

Oil Down, Remdesivir Up

🕔12:44, 4.May 2020

Investment Strategy Commentary  Oil's Winners & Losers; Remdesivir's Data Countries across the globe are slowly starting the process of loosening public health restrictions in their efforts to restart economic growth. Meanwhile, we received a positive surprise about a COVID-19 treatment

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