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Small cap growth big opportunity

Small cap growth big opportunity

🕔08:08, 9.Nov 2022

With inflation running at a 40-year high and the Fed taking aggressive measures, is now the time to allocate to US small cap stocks? Despite their generally lower margins, US small caps have three critical things on their side right

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The Federal Reserve will stay hawkish — what will that mean for markets?

The Federal Reserve will stay hawkish — what will that mean for markets?

🕔12:43, 27.Oct 2022

Stocks and bonds have pulled back since the Fed clarified its commitment to fighting inflation. Despite volatility, we believe equities will stay within a broad trading range and not retest earlier lows. Rising yields, particularly among spread assets, should make

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Inflation is grinding gears, looking to downshift

Inflation is grinding gears, looking to downshift

🕔12:16, 4.Oct 2022

Fixed Income Perspectives – September 2022 Inflation is likely to be the driving market force through mid-2023 at least. The August US Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers, though somewhat higher than expected, don’t change our outlook for inflation or Fed policy,

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Fixed Income Perspectives

Fixed Income Perspectives

🕔11:55, 25.Aug 2022

When Volatility Overstays Its Welcome, Opportunity Knocks Like many other market participants, we’re laser focused on inflation in the second half of 2022. While the July inflation reading came in below expectations, our optimism remains tempered. Much of the decline

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Finding Value in (Big) Data

Finding Value in (Big) Data

🕔11:12, 18.Aug 2022

Big data is fueling, informing and empowering businesses globally. As growthoriented investors, we see opportunities in best-in-class companies that are creating the technologies driving big data services.  Highlights The demand for high-octane data has permeated every sector, with technologyrelated investments

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Lightening the sails and monitoring the storm

Lightening the sails and monitoring the storm

🕔10:12, 18.Aug 2022

It was a bruising first half of the year for financial market participants, with U.S. and global stocks entering bear market territory while core bonds, generally considered “safe-haven” assets, declined by double digits. Russia’s war on Ukraine continues to warp

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Lightening the sails and monitoring the storm

Lightening the sails and monitoring the storm

🕔14:54, 8.Aug 2022

It was a bruising first half of the year for financial market participants, with U.S. and global stocks entering bear market territory while core bonds, generally considered “safe-haven” assets, declined by double digits. Russia’s war on Ukraine continues to warp

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Taking chips off the table but staying in the game

Taking chips off the table but staying in the game

🕔12:56, 2.Aug 2022

Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives | 3Q22 It was a bruising first half of the year for financial market participants, with U.S. and global stocks entering bear market territory while core bonds, generally considered “safe-haven” assets, declined by double digits. Russia’s war

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Silver Linings Playbook: Opportunities after Bond Market Rout

Silver Linings Playbook: Opportunities after Bond Market Rout

🕔15:17, 6.Jul 2022

Last month, we noted the end of an era. After more than a decade, the market’s main measuring stick for macroeconomic risk shifted from what the Federal Reserve might do, to what the Fed will be forced to do. It’s

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Gauging Direct and Indirect Exposures to the Outbreak of War

Gauging Direct and Indirect Exposures to the Outbreak of War

🕔14:32, 9.Jun 2022

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine offers lessons for navigating the effects of future crises on equity portfolios. Beyond the more obvious dynamics, we have observed that U.S. stocks have other forms of direct and indirect exposures to this conflict. These

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Stability Over Cyclicals in Value’s Next Inning

Stability Over Cyclicals in Value’s Next Inning

🕔13:55, 7.Jun 2022

Ample runway for further value outperformance After a long run for growth-oriented companies, value names have outperformed more recently. We polled our LinkedIn audience to find out which investing style—growth or value—they think will outperform in 2022. The majority favored

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Senior Loan Talking Points

Senior Loan Talking Points

🕔15:49, 30.May 2022

Voya Perspectives Series | May 13 – May 19, 2022  The S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (the “Index”) returned -0.44% for the seven-day period ended May 19. Although the last two trading sessions were more volatile, in line with broader market

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Fixed Income Perspectives

Fixed Income Perspectives

🕔14:28, 18.May 2022

Is This What “Unprecedented and Extraordinary” Actually Feels Like? Unprecedented and extraordinary. For more than a decade, this was the description for actions taken by the Federal Reserve to keep the economy—and by extension, risk assets—on track. If you wanted

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Talking Points

Talking Points

🕔10:52, 18.May 2022

Loan prices sharply retreated this week due to spiking volatility across global financial markets, as the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (the “Index’) experienced some of the worst daily marks since March 2020. Overall, the Index lost 2.05% for the sevenday

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Senior Loan Talking Points

Senior Loan Talking Points

🕔16:55, 12.May 2022

In an eventful week in which the Fed raised interest rates by 50 bps, the loan market was not immune to the continued selling pressure and negative sentiment that has plagued performance in other assets for virtually the entirety of

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Core Bond: No Time to Die

Core Bond: No Time to Die

🕔10:16, 10.May 2022

Following the bond market’s recent beating, term yields have already priced in aggressive Fed rate hikes, positioning core bonds to effectively diversify credit risk.

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War, inflation and hawkish policy pressure the financial markets

War, inflation and hawkish policy pressure the financial markets

🕔10:47, 5.May 2022

The world and markets continuously change, but over the first three months of 2022 there have been shocking shifts in the landscape and asset prices. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caught many off-guard. Beyond the terrible hardships this war has already

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De-risking: If Not Now, When?

De-risking: If Not Now, When?

🕔15:58, 3.May 2022

Strong funded ratios and higher interest rates are prompting many corporate pension plan sponsors to shift assets to LDI strategies. If you’re still waiting, consider a hedging portfolio built on public corporate credit, complemented with non-traditional hedging assets.

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The U.S. loan market continued to recover ground

The U.S. loan market continued to recover ground

🕔14:12, 11.Apr 2022

Voya Leveraged Credit Group – Senior Loan Talking Points: The U.S. loan market continued to recover ground lost in February, as the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (the “Index”) returned 0.54% for the seven-day period ended March 31. The Index saw

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Investor demand for loans kicked into a higher gear this week

Investor demand for loans kicked into a higher gear this week

🕔08:43, 29.Mar 2022

Voya Leveraged Credit Group – Senior Loan Talking Points: Following a period of weakness related to geopolitical tension and largely negative broad market sentiment, the U.S. loan market performed in strong fashion this week, as the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index

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Hawkish Fed Begins New Era of Monetary Tightening

Hawkish Fed Begins New Era of Monetary Tightening

🕔10:15, 24.Mar 2022

Through the melee of mounting inflation, flaring geopolitical risks and subsequently volatile capital markets, the U.S. Federal Reserve met market expectations and increased the target federal funds rate by 25 basis points (bps) while also validating market assumptions for how

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The Road to March

The Road to March

🕔14:57, 14.Mar 2022

Fixed Income Perspectives Less than two months into the new year, global central bank policy has turned more hawkish. The Bank of England hiked rates 25 basis points (bps) in early February, while the European Central Bank announced it would

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ESG Momentum Stocks: How Values can Produce Portfolio Value

ESG Momentum Stocks: How Values can Produce Portfolio Value

🕔08:15, 11.Mar 2022

In the television series “Mission Impossible,” the protagonist would receive instructions that began with the famous line: “Your mission, should you choose to accept it…”. When asked to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment process, portfolio

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U.S. Housing and Mortgages Shine Consistently Through Today’s Uncertainty

U.S. Housing and Mortgages Shine Consistently Through Today’s Uncertainty

🕔16:59, 22.Feb 2022

As the U.S. economy climbs out of the pandemic doldrums, U.S. housing lays a solid foundation for sustainable value creation While the U.S. economy spent much of 2021 battling its way out of the pandemic-induced doldrums, the U.S. housing market

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Rate hikes and inflation taming could prove a tough balancing act for the Fed

Rate hikes and inflation taming could prove a tough balancing act for the Fed

🕔13:42, 14.Feb 2022

Fixed Income Perspectives Bond Market Outlook Global Rates: Yields to edge higher driven by ongoing inflation worries and 2022 rate-hike expectations Global Currencies: U.S. dollar to remain range-bound as market balances global Covid concerns, hawkish central bank policies Investment Grade:

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Senior Loan Talking Points

Senior Loan Talking Points

🕔08:23, 13.Jan 2022

December caped off a good year for the asset class, as the Index returned 0.64% for the month, bringing the full-year return to 5.20%. Following November’s softness, the average Index bid price moved up by 49 bps in the final

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Fixed Income Perspectives- Seven Themes to Monitor in the First Half of 2022

Fixed Income Perspectives- Seven Themes to Monitor in the First Half of 2022

🕔08:07, 31.Dec 2021

Global Rates: Yields edge higher driven by ongoing inflation worries and 2022 rate-hike expectations Global Currencies: U.S. dollar remains resilient versus DM, EM currencies, acting as a market barometer of COVID concerns Investment Grade: Despite Fed and virus uncertainty, we see spreads

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The Red Dragon Is Breathing Fire. Will the Rest of World Get Roasted?

The Red Dragon Is Breathing Fire. Will the Rest of World Get Roasted?

🕔10:40, 20.Oct 2021

Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives Multiple forces conspired to reduce the outlook for U.S. and global growth over the last three months. Equity market pricing reset lower in September, as Covid continued to confound health experts and frustrate those anxious to resume

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Would You Buy Your Fixed Income Portfolio Today?

Would You Buy Your Fixed Income Portfolio Today?

🕔15:59, 6.Sep 2021

Executive Summary: Will the Next Decade Look Like the Last? Help Needed—Traditional Approaches Can No Longer Do It All: While traditional core and core plus fixed income strategies have historically served as a “one-stop shop” allocation to balance risk-seeking allocations,

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Worried About Inflation? Pay Attention to Labor Participation

Worried About Inflation? Pay Attention to Labor Participation

🕔03:58, 24.Aug 2021

Fixed Income Perspectives: U.S. consumer prices see their largest increase since 2008, topping all estimates. That summarizes headlines about recent inflation data. Since the beginning of this year, our view has been that the change …

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Senior Loan Talking Points

Senior Loan Talking Points

🕔08:38, 27.May 2021

In a week marked by volatility in broad risk markets related to concerns around inflation, the U.S. loan market maintained a steady pace, as the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Index (the “Index”) posted an advance of 0.09% for the seven-day period ended

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The End of One Cycle Marks the Beginning of Another

The End of One Cycle Marks the Beginning of Another

🕔14:08, 1.May 2020

The longest U.S. equity bull market in history has officially come to an end; extinguished by a viral pandemic that seemed unimaginable just three months ago. The velocity of the sell-off was also difficult to fathom. In just over one

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Prepare for ZIRP: What Letter Shape is Your Recovery?

Prepare for ZIRP: What Letter Shape is Your Recovery?

🕔09:08, 27.Apr 2020

While much uncertainty remains, one aspect of the COVID-19 market shock is clear: The Fed will not stand in the way of the economic recovery. By the end of March, the COVID-19 global pandemic had a deep and profound effect on virtually

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Fixed Income Market Update

Fixed Income Market Update

🕔13:28, 2.Apr 2020

Time to own durable yield for the Zero Interest Rate world ahead Going forward, fundamentals are likely to be defined by a sharp global recession followed by a stubbornly low growth world coupled with the odd bedfellows of high debt

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Voya Senior Loan Group

Voya Senior Loan Group

🕔16:06, 26.Feb 2020

Talking Points U.S. loan performance was steady this week amid volatility in other major markets stemming from talk of the potential economic impact of Covid-19. The S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index gained 0.12% for the seven day period ended Feb. 20,

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U.S. Economy Shifting into Higher Gear in the New Year

U.S. Economy Shifting into Higher Gear in the New Year

🕔13:45, 30.Jan 2020

Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives The U.S. economy continues to do well: 3Q19 real GDP grew at 2.1% and the Atlanta Federal Reserve GDPNow is forecasting 2.3% 4Q19 growth. This would mark another above-trend quarter and three consecutive above-trend years. Consumers continue

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Fixed Income Perspectives January 2020

Fixed Income Perspectives January 2020

🕔12:39, 30.Jan 2020

Fixed Income Perspectives Entering the first half of 2020, our portfolios are positioned to reflect six key themes. Political Uncertainty: Slower global growth has exacerbated ongoing tensions arising from the increasingly unequal distributions of income and wealth, fueled in part by global trade

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2020 Capital Market Assumptions

2020 Capital Market Assumptions

🕔13:50, 10.Jan 2020

Our 2020 Capital Market Assumptions details our research on asset class returns, standard deviations of returns and correlations over the 2020–2029 timeframe. These estimates are a key input into our strategic asset allocation process for our multi-asset portfolios; they also

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Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives

Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives

🕔10:35, 9.Jan 2020

Good Tidings for Investors Heading into Year-End Global equities continued their climb, considerably outperforming bonds through November and the first half of December. Within U.S. stocks, relative returns across the capitalization spectrum were fairly tight. Growth outperformed value but cyclical

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When Beta is Expensive, Tactical Decisions Make a World of Difference

When Beta is Expensive, Tactical Decisions Make a World of Difference

🕔11:02, 26.Dec 2019

2020 Outlook Entering 2019, our view was that strength in U.S. consumption would sustain U.S. economic expansion. This investment thesis has largely played out (despite concerns about overleveraged corporations, weakening manufacturing, and the roller coaster ride of U.S.-China trade negotiations).

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Economic Debate Continues, Market Mood Brightens

Economic Debate Continues, Market Mood Brightens

🕔10:32, 25.Nov 2019

Over the past few weeks, Eurozone and U.S. economic and manufacturing data releases have started showing early signs of stabilization. In the United States, PMI data have trended sideways of late. Industrial production missed expectations, but much of the weakness

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Trade Troubles Persist as Central Banks Resist Recession

Trade Troubles Persist as Central Banks Resist Recession

🕔18:44, 18.Nov 2019

Global equities rose in September, recapturing some of August’s losses. By contrast, so-called “safe-haven” fixed income asset classes, such as long-maturity U.S. Treasurys, declined, giving back a small portion of their prior month returns. The advance in stocks was led

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Trade Troubles Persist as Central Banks Resist Recession

Trade Troubles Persist as Central Banks Resist Recession

🕔08:51, 1.Nov 2019

Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives Global equities rose in September, recapturing some of August’s losses. By contrast, so-called “safe-haven” fixed income asset classes, such as long-maturity U.S. Treasurys, declined, giving back a small portion of their prior month returns. The advance in

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What Happened to Corporate BBBond risk?

What Happened to Corporate BBBond risk?

🕔10:55, 31.Oct 2019

 Fixed Income Perspectives News of negative rates in the U.S., recessionary fears, and U.S.-China trade negotiations continue to grab headlines. However, on the stage of doom and gloom, one actor is noticeably absent: Unsustainable leverage on corporate balance sheets. It

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Talking Points – Weekly Highlights

Talking Points – Weekly Highlights

🕔13:59, 17.Oct 2019

Broad market volatility spilled into the loan market this week, as the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (the “Index”) lost -0.41% for the five business days ended Oct. 10, led lower by a 51 basis points reduction in the Index bid

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Hopes Hang on Healthy Consumers

Hopes Hang on Healthy Consumers

🕔09:34, 20.Sep 2019

Global equity markets declined over August, as trade tensions between the United States and China escalated. Throughout the month it became increasingly clear that neither side was willing to budge on its position and tariffs planned for September would indeed

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Don’t Forget this Important Fact about the Yield Curve

Don’t Forget this Important Fact about the Yield Curve

🕔09:46, 18.Sep 2019

The yield curve regained the limelight in August when yields on ten-year Treasury notes dipped below yields on two-year notes, the dreaded “inversion” that caused markets to sell off. Remember, an inverted yield curve represents fear of a recession; it

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Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives

Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives

🕔18:42, 9.Sep 2019

Oversold Conditions and Dovish Policy Shift Trigger Rebound in Stocks  May’s sharp sell-off in stocks was swiftly countered by a rally in June that helped drive global equity markets to their best first half-year performance in over two decades. The

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Slowing Growth Leaves Investors Expecting Further Rate Cuts

Slowing Growth Leaves Investors Expecting Further Rate Cuts

🕔09:01, 4.Sep 2019

Economic growth is slowing; the question now is whether it will stabilize near trend. Global manufacturing has declined for 15 months and is still contracting; inventories are building and business confidence has diminished. Adding on to these challenges, President Trump’s

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What We Expect in the Second Half of 2019

What We Expect in the Second Half of 2019

🕔17:48, 23.Aug 2019

Below is an overview of the key macroeconomic developments we expect to help determine our overall risk budget and inform our bottom-up security selection process in the second half of 2019: 

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