“If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.”

“If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.”

🕔13:02, 8.Apr 2017

Three signs of danger: why investors should be carefull with US stock investments Infographic

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Value outperformes Growth and Quality after disappointing years

Value outperformes Growth and Quality after disappointing years

🕔13:02, 8.Apr 2017

Comeback of Value Investing shown with Fama/French US data and global MSCI Factor data  

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Global Theme Machine Monthly

Global Theme Machine Monthly

🕔13:02, 8.Apr 2017

April Update Introducing Monthly Highlights — Following the publication of our annual edition of Global Theme Machine: Quantifying Thematic Fundamentals, we are adding this monthly piece in response to investors' feedback where we highlight themes that have performed best and

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No April Fool

No April Fool

🕔11:19, 8.Apr 2017

Talking Points The loan market moved up in the first week of April, as the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (the “Index”) returned 0.21%, and the average bid for loans increased by 12 bps to 98.28. Loan investors happily welcomed fresh

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Cross asset investment strategy Monthly

Cross asset investment strategy Monthly

🕔10:32, 8.Apr 2017

April 2017 Asset Allocation Brexit, Trump, elections: fairly priced by the financial markets? Exiting the crisis in Brazil? Trump and China France: equity markets have not finished surprising US corporate bonds

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Week ahead | Macro, Fixed Income | Eurozone, US

Week ahead | Macro, Fixed Income | Eurozone, US

🕔04:42, 8.Apr 2017

Week ahead US – Fed starts thinking about reduction of securities portfolio EZ – February industrial production should rise slightly US – Labor market report for March disappoints mostly  

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Mario Draghi Sticks To His Guns

Mario Draghi Sticks To His Guns

🕔04:36, 8.Apr 2017

Market Flash Equity and bond markets edged higher over the week. The big news items were the Fed’s minutes and Mario Draghi’s statements. The Fed suggested that it might no longer reinvest coupon payments if the US economy continued to

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Should you take out insurance on your stocks?

Should you take out insurance on your stocks?

🕔03:07, 8.Apr 2017

House View Protecting against a fall in stock markets – i.e. “hedging” – has seldom been cheaper. The VIX, a measure of expected US equity market volatility, is closing in on the record lows reached in 2014, 2007, and 1995. And

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Outnumbered but not Outpaced: The Bold Change We Need for Female Fund Manager Talent Break Through

Outnumbered but not Outpaced: The Bold Change We Need for Female Fund Manager Talent Break Through

🕔15:16, 7.Apr 2017

Monthly Global Perspectives In recent years, fnancial services has transformed its approach to diversity. Columbia Threadneedle Investment’s Natasha Ebtehadj, manager of the Threadneedle India strategy, joined the frm in 2008 and has seen the shift in the industry frst hand.

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Quarterly markets review

Quarterly markets review

🕔15:16, 7.Apr 2017

Global equities delivered robust gains in the first quarter amid an upswing in global economic data. Emerging market equities were particularly strong while bond markets saw more mixed performance. US equities advanced to fresh all-time highs, supported by positive economic

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The Novus Guide to Crowding

The Novus Guide to Crowding

🕔15:02, 7.Apr 2017

As the hedge fund industry matures, crowding is emerging as one of, if not the, most important of investor concerns. With an influx of new investment talent and innovation in information technology, coupled with declining market breadth, alpha is getting

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Europe Remains Easy

Europe Remains Easy

🕔11:32, 7.Apr 2017

Bond Bulletin Eurozone economic data continues to exhibit strong momentum. March’s Markit Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) reached 56.4, close to a six-year high. Signs are that this strong activity is also fueling a jobs recovery with unemployment falling to

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Active Tech: The Right Approach at the Right Time?

Active Tech: The Right Approach at the Right Time?

🕔05:28, 7.Apr 2017

The Janus Global Technology team explains why they believe a convergence of factors within the technology sector creates unique opportunities for active managers. The technology sector is in the midst of a generational platform shift as customers transition toward mobile

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Politiek boven aan de agenda in Europa

Politiek boven aan de agenda in Europa

🕔15:13, 6.Apr 2017

Vooruitzichten tweede kwartaal 2017 De Citi Economic Surprise Index, de enquête voor de (economische) verwachtingen voor de eurozone heeft de afgelopen maanden terreinwinst geboekt. Wereldwijd is dan misschien sprake van een aanzienlijk gat tussen de uitkomsten uit enquêtes en de

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Future State Global Survey Responses

Future State Global Survey Responses

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Strategy Espresso

Strategy Espresso

🕔15:02, 6.Apr 2017

At a Glance During the past two weeks, markets had a somewhat risk-off feel with political uncertainty resurfacing — surprisingly — from the US rather than Europe, even though the latter has faced a series of high-profile events. Meanwhile, the global

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Growth Pickup with Better External Environment

Growth Pickup with Better External Environment

🕔11:02, 6.Apr 2017

Hong Kong Economic Monthly Recent data suggests a modest improvement in economic activity at the start of 2017, with the value of exports of goods jumping by 6.7% year-on-year in the first two months of the year. While retail sales

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A Trump-Induced Global Trade Lull?

A Trump-Induced Global Trade Lull?

🕔11:02, 6.Apr 2017

Investment Strategy Insights In the first three months of the year, markets let down their guard over potential trade disruption, as beneficiaries of global trade outperformed. This was based on initial conciliatory gestures by President Donald Trump toward China by recognizing

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Opportunities are Emerging in Emerging Markets

Opportunities are Emerging in Emerging Markets

🕔11:02, 6.Apr 2017

Fixed Income Asset Allocation Insights Credit spreads have come under pressure because of higher volatility in equity markets, heavy outflows from retail investors in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), a busy new issue calendar, and lower oil prices. We

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Global Britain?

Global Britain?

🕔11:02, 6.Apr 2017

Global Insight The clock has started and it’s time for the U.K. government to roll up its sleeves because the heavy lifting begins now. How it splits assets and liabilities with the EU and whether it can negotiate a trade

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Global Investment Committee Allocation Views

Global Investment Committee Allocation Views

🕔11:02, 6.Apr 2017

On a main asset class level, we held a favorable view of global equities, commodities and hedge funds. We have a negative view of developed-market (DM) government bonds and cash. Our preference is for assets we believe should benefit from

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“The longest days”

“The longest days”

🕔04:36, 6.Apr 2017

Equity markets overall remained upbeat in March except for the US which suffered a bout of nerves. Following the failure to reform Obamacare, both US equities and the dollar were hit by investor doubts over Donald Trump’s ability to deliver

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Brexit begins – how do economic agents respond?

Brexit begins – how do economic agents respond?

🕔03:12, 6.Apr 2017

Quantifying the impact of increased uncertainty Brexit began in earnest last week. The triggering of Article 50, started a two-year negotiation phase as the UK attempts to agree separation and future trade access with the EU. These negotiations are likely

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All together now

All together now

🕔15:15, 5.Apr 2017

Weekly Economic Briefing The global economy has stayed true to its improving course with survey and activity measures edging higher. However, how much of the upturn is now in the rear view mirror? We typically focus on conditions in the

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French public debt: liquid and safe

French public debt: liquid and safe

🕔15:15, 5.Apr 2017

French Presidential Election This note discussing the French public debt is the fifth in a series that will accompany you until the results of the presidential and legislative elections (and probably a little further). Its goal is to present the

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Bond questions clients are asking us

Bond questions clients are asking us

🕔15:15, 5.Apr 2017

Perspective Not for the first time in recent history, investors are starting to question some of their fixed income holdings. While we are certainly not in a benign environment for bond investing, it is important to remember that a key

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Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives

Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives

🕔11:19, 5.Apr 2017

The “reflation” trade which has led risk assets to gains year-to-date, at least domestically, has taken mild respite. Our investment themes still hold a positive bias toward equities but we have begun rotating away from our long-held U.S. equity position

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Tactical Asset Allocation for Q2/2017

Tactical Asset Allocation for Q2/2017

🕔11:02, 5.Apr 2017

LGT Beacon Global Market Update The global macro outlook has improved further and we raise our equity overweight by adding positions in Europe, Japan, and the emerging markets (EM) as well as in US energy infrastructure stocks. In fixed income,

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Troubled trade ties blur the outlook; stay selective in EM

Troubled trade ties blur the outlook; stay selective in EM

🕔05:10, 5.Apr 2017

Macro Insight Since its 2005 introduction there has been a pledge by the G20 to reject “all forms of protectionism”. The Group’s 18 March communiqué removed this phrase, while other finance ministers indicated the US was alone in refusing to

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Markets continue to price an improved macro outlook

Markets continue to price an improved macro outlook

🕔05:10, 5.Apr 2017

Investment Monthly We remain neutral global equities and corporate bonds, and underweight developed market (DM) government bonds. We also continue to be overweight local currency emerging market (EM) government bonds Global equities edged higher for another month in March, supported

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Global Strategy Q2 2017

Global Strategy Q2 2017

🕔04:42, 5.Apr 2017

All Assets / Global The global economic environment continues to be strong and the Fed is set to tighten monetary policy further in the course of the year. By contrast, the ECB will maintain its monetary policy stance for now.

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Downgrading European fixed income

Downgrading European fixed income

🕔14:14, 4.Apr 2017

Weekly Commentary  We are downgrading European fixed income to underweight given high valuations and an improving economic outlook. Earnings revisions for global shares are seeing the most net upgrades since 2011, back to levels typically positive for equities. The U.S.

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Emerging markets reap the fruits of global trade

Emerging markets reap the fruits of global trade

🕔14:14, 4.Apr 2017

Marketexpress Emerging market growth momentum remains strong. The growing doubts about Trump’s effectiveness as US president may be good news and bad news for emerging markets. 

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Accentuate the positive

Accentuate the positive

🕔14:14, 4.Apr 2017

Asset Allocation Rising business and consumer confidence supports a broadbased, synchronised global economic recovery which reinforces our pro-equity stance.  Asset allocation: broad-based growth favours equities Regions and sectors: blue skies with a chance of storms Fixed Income: pockets of relative

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Update financiële markten

Update financiële markten

🕔14:10, 4.Apr 2017

Hoger gewicht Europa via Frankrijk Meer Robotica ten koste van Agri en Consument Terug in highyield ten gunste bedrijfsobligaties

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It’s quiet out there, too quiet…

It’s quiet out there, too quiet…

🕔11:02, 4.Apr 2017

Global Growth Equity Strategy While investors continue to enjoy strong returns from global equities, one nagging source of discomfort is the remarkably low level of volatility being displayed by markets, especially given the uncertainties that remain ahead on the macroeconomic,

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Guide to the Markets®

Guide to the Markets®

🕔10:29, 4.Apr 2017

U.S. | | 2Q 2017 As of March 31, 2017 Equities Fixed income Economy International Other asset Classes Investing principles

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Rising Economy & Policy Uncertainty

Rising Economy & Policy Uncertainty

🕔09:10, 4.Apr 2017

Blue Book Political risks mostly in the US again After the Dutch elections, and as the French campaign seems to normalise, European political risk is fading But on the other side of the Atlantic, with Obamacare repeal rejected, policy risks

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Euro sovereign spreads under pressure

Euro sovereign spreads under pressure

🕔08:01, 4.Apr 2017

Market conditions remain supportive, but tail risks are high  Key points We show, using Credit Derivative Swaps, that political risk remains one of drivers of spreads, but not the only one. Broader market conditions, such as expectations of central bank

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Stellar Quarter Fueled Event-Driven Returns

Stellar Quarter Fueled Event-Driven Returns

🕔07:13, 4.Apr 2017

The Weekly Brief The reports of the “Trump trade” death have been greatly exaggerated. Since the failure of the U.S. administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act, risk assets rebounded healthily. The MSCI World is almost back to an all-time

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CEE Insights | Fixed Income | Central and Eastern Europe

CEE Insights | Fixed Income | Central and Eastern Europe

🕔03:47, 4.Apr 2017

On Radar Despite the upward trend of bond yields, CEE countries have been doing very well in their debt issuance. Slovakia and Poland completed about half of their full-year issuance plan by the end of March, while Croatia, the Czech

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Better times ahead

Better times ahead

🕔13:32, 3.Apr 2017

Argentina Watch Economy poised for strong growth in 2017 Exports remain main growth engine, but consumption is picking up Inflation falling, but still worryingly high Stringent economic policy remains necessary for furhter improvement in credit ratings 

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Better placed to deal with ‘Trump risks’

Better placed to deal with ‘Trump risks’

🕔12:28, 3.Apr 2017

India Watch Post-demonetisation slowdown contained, while foreign trade picks up Growth set to return to 7.5%; India to remain fastest growing emerging giant RBI to remain on hold this year; INR forecast upgraded in March State elections result in stronger

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:02, 3.Apr 2017

Thought of the Week 1Q 2017 was dominated by political headlines and firming economic data globally, confirming that the “reflation trade” remains in place. This led risk assets to outperform relative to fixed income over the course of the quarter,

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Crowds versus committees

Crowds versus committees

🕔11:02, 3.Apr 2017

Uncommon truths Crowds do a good job of solving problems. Judged by returns, investment committees do not. What can committees learn from crowds? Our own experiment with crowdsourcing (Source Crowding, if you wish), revealed a strong preference for Eurozone equities.

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Beleggers focussen op Amerikaanse zorg

Beleggers focussen op Amerikaanse zorg

🕔09:25, 3.Apr 2017

Investment View  Sinds de Amerikaanse verkiezingen in november 2016 gaat er veel aandacht van beleggers uit naar het beleid voor de gezondheidszorg. De onzekerheid rond de hervorming van de zorgsector heeft kansen gecreëerd voor beleggers in actief beheerde strategieën. We

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Investment Perspectives on Corporate Engagement & Proxy Voting

🕔21:10, 1.Apr 2017

J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) understands that putting our clients’ interests’ first means recognizing and managing investment risks and opportunities associated with Environmental, Social, and Governance factors.

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Proxy Statement

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Center for Investment Excellence

🕔19:14, 7.Mar 2017

Educational hub featuring an expanding set of tools and information

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Sustainable Investing: Investment perspective on climate risk

🕔18:20, 21.Feb 2017 Read Full Article

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