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Does the 60/40 portfolio still make sense?

Does the 60/40 portfolio still make sense?

🕔11:22, 7.Jun 2022

For over two decades, the 60/40 equity-bond portfolio has served investors well as stock prices have risen and interest rates have fallen. However, the simultaneous sell-off in both asset classes this year has challenged this model. Looking ahead, we believe

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When volatility is rising, boring is beautiful

When volatility is rising, boring is beautiful

🕔15:02, 3.Jun 2022

Fast-growing digital and tech companies generated a lot of investor excitement over the past decade, not to mention an outsized share of market returns. Since the start of 2022, however, many of these market darlings have taken a beating. Amid

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“Slowflation” is becoming a reality

“Slowflation” is becoming a reality

🕔08:52, 24.May 2022

The chance to see a positive resolution between Russia and Ukraine has continued to decline. Conversely, ongoing geopolitical tension appear to be the new reality – so market participants will just have to get used to it. Unlike in recent

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Cut through the static

Cut through the static

🕔16:03, 27.Apr 2022

Our initial 2022 outlook themes generally played out as expected in the first quarter: strong but slower economic growth, persistently hotter inflation, the onset of interest rate hikes and further bouts of elevated market volatility. But two developments were unexpected:

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All Roads: a decade-long journey and still on the road

All Roads: a decade-long journey and still on the road

🕔08:24, 20.Apr 2022

Clear insights into multi-asset investing, macro and research Key points As our multi-asset franchise, All Roads, reached its 10-year milestone, we applied the investment and research insights gained in the past decade to assess the prevailing risk of Q1 –

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Navigating the volatility: Russia, Ukraine and bitcoin

Navigating the volatility: Russia, Ukraine and bitcoin

🕔17:14, 3.Apr 2022

In the face of these events, Bitcoin outperformed assets like oil, gold and US dollars. After heavy price drops to start 2022, the crypto market stabilised for some time until it was shaken by a sudden spike which saw overall

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Volatility and uncertainty warrant higher risk premiums

Volatility and uncertainty warrant higher risk premiums

🕔11:34, 15.Mar 2022

In the light of rising inflation numbers, central banks have made sharp hawkish shifts. The Fed is now expected to hike rates five times this year and to start rolling off its balance sheet. Even the ECB is expected to

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Volatility and uncertainty warrant higher risk premiums

Volatility and uncertainty warrant higher risk premiums

🕔15:18, 10.Mar 2022

In the light of rising inflation numbers, central banks have made sharp hawkish shifts. The Fed is now expected to hike rates five times this year and to start rolling off its balance sheet. Even the ECB is expected to

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Preparing for an inflection in monetary policies looking ahead

Preparing for an inflection in monetary policies looking ahead

🕔11:26, 11.Feb 2022

MONTHLY INVESTMENT OUTLOOK Volatility returned to both equity and bond markets in November and December as equities exited earnings season and markets began to prepare for a change in Fed policies looking ahead. These pivots come amidst a renewed acceleration

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Positivity comes with volatility for municipals in 2022

Positivity comes with volatility for municipals in 2022

🕔14:30, 25.Jan 2022

Following on the heels of a tumultuous year, 2021 featured both a recovery and new risks as the world continued to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. The S&P Municipal Bond Index finished 2021 with a gain of 1.77% as demand

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Fed’s Hawkish Pivot Coincides with Omicron Fears

Fed’s Hawkish Pivot Coincides with Omicron Fears

🕔08:54, 15.Dec 2021

Volatility returned to markets as Omicron, a new Covid-19 variant, spooked investors. With 50 alterations, including 33 on the spike protein, markets were left scrambling for clues regarding its contagiousness, its lethality and the efficacy of vaccines and treatments. Several

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BNP Paribas AM – Investment Academy – Options, volatility and managing the risk in an Equity portfolio

🕔10:00, 1.Dec 2021

How do you manage Equity within a portfolio and how do you prepare for changes in the markets? In this ½ day classroom session Neil Schofield looks at Equity risk management, engaging you through Excel activities and interactive questions. During

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Mogelijkheden vinden van stressed en distressed krediet gedurende de economische cyclus

Mogelijkheden vinden van stressed en distressed krediet gedurende de economische cyclus

🕔10:18, 3.Nov 2021

Nu het wanbetalingspercentage aan beide kanten van de Atlantische Oceaan uitzonderlijk laag is, zouden beleggers terecht kunnen denken dat de markt voor distressed kredieten zeer gematigd is. Maar er zijn strategieën die zelfs in de huidige omgeving kansen kunnen vinden

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The Return of Volatility May Signal a Buying Opportunity, Not a Bear Market

The Return of Volatility May Signal a Buying Opportunity, Not a Bear Market

🕔10:49, 22.Sep 2021

Judging from the performance of equity markets alone, the past four to six weeks appear to have followed the theme of the previous 12 months: a relentless rally in risk assets. When other markets are considered, though, a very different picture emerges.

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Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue

🕔10:34, 8.Sep 2021

Thematic equities in focus:  After the rotation witnessed in Q1 2021, the second quarter was quieter, with elements of the inherent market volatility having subsided. However, investors continue to have questions around the prospect of inflation as economies continue to

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China: Transitioning To A Brave New World

China: Transitioning To A Brave New World

🕔09:04, 26.Aug 2021

The return of volatility to China markets. China’s equity markets have been roiled by a combination of concerns in recent weeks, culminating in the fallout from the Archegos family office liquidations in late March. However, this volatility has retraced …

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Getting granular

Getting granular

🕔13:03, 23.Aug 2021

Portfolio perspectives – August 2021: The volatility we have seen just in the two months since we published our midyear investment outlook reflects – in our view – the unusually wide range of divergent yet plausible economic outcomes that potentially

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Emerging markets miss out on equities and bonds surge

Emerging markets miss out on equities and bonds surge

🕔10:14, 10.Aug 2021

Weekly investment update: At first sight, the direction of financial markets in July might have come as a surprise: global equities posted their sixth consecutive monthly gain despite a steep drop in emerging market equities, while bond markets also recorded

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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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Podcast: EUR Cash is not king

Podcast: EUR Cash is not king

🕔16:03, 29.Apr 2021

Flash update: Ever since 2014, deposit rates in Europe have been negative, creating a headache for investors with this phenomenon unlikely to change in the near future. Current market pricing, for instance, does not have the deposit rate returning to

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High Yield Debt Can Boost Income And Return Potential Amid Low Yields

High Yield Debt Can Boost Income And Return Potential Amid Low Yields

🕔12:47, 29.Apr 2021

Downside risk management is crucial.  Volatility and low yields are likely to persist over the next few years as the global economy recovers from the shock of the coronavirus. Navigating this environment will be difficult, particularly as returns from equities

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Volatility in rates little seen in HY so far

Volatility in rates little seen in HY so far

🕔09:31, 27.Apr 2021

Volatility in interest rates year-to-date has unevenly impacted credit markets. Investment grade credit (IG) weakened in sympathy with sovereign yields, especially in high quality and long duration paper. IG bonds were down -3.6% in the U.S. year-to-date, and -0.5% in

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Taking a look at #Asia – Research Highlights

Taking a look at #Asia – Research Highlights

🕔08:56, 23.Apr 2021

In April T. Rowe Price published an article named “Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing”. In the article, they discuss the upcoming importance of ESG factors when looking at Asian credit. T. Rowe Price expects that the ESG

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Taking a look at #InterestRates – Research Highlights

Taking a look at #InterestRates – Research Highlights

🕔14:55, 9.Apr 2021

In a recent publication by Janus Henderson they ask the question if the recent rise in rates is sustainable. They state that the recent rise in rates has made a couple things clear, namely: The recent rise is undoing the even faster decline from last year and secondly that the initial …

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The Bank of Japan – keeping a lid on volatility

The Bank of Japan – keeping a lid on volatility

🕔14:37, 6.Apr 2021

In its meeting last week, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced several changes in its monetary policy framework, but also confirmed its policy to keep yields under control. While other government bond markets have seen quite some volatility in the …

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Fasten Your Seatbelt for More Interest Rate Volatility

Fasten Your Seatbelt for More Interest Rate Volatility

🕔12:13, 1.Apr 2021

Rising global bond yields and interest rate volatility have been dominant themes in fixed income markets so far this year. In our latest investment team meetings, we discussed how likely these trends are to continue—and the potential implications for bond markets and central bank policies if they do.

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Sustainability & Credit Spreads: From Leaders to Improvers

Sustainability & Credit Spreads: From Leaders to Improvers

🕔10:51, 3.Mar 2021

The shift towards a more sustainable global economy continues to accelerate. At Aegon AM, we believe this secular shift will continue to present opportunities for investors. Entire industries and sectors are evolving as consumers and investors alike demand sustainable solutions, and governments around the world enact regulations to drive sustainability. From …

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The Next Leg of Recovery

The Next Leg of Recovery

🕔11:25, 17.Feb 2021

2021 began with renewed bouts of volatility with a tug of war emerging between concerns over slow vaccine rollouts especially on the continent and delays in US fiscal support against positive earnings trends.

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Three Critical Questions Facing Fixed Income Investors in 2021

Three Critical Questions Facing Fixed Income Investors in 2021

🕔12:02, 10.Feb 2021

While a new year may be underway, at least one thing remains the same: low bond yields. We believe that the challenges and risks this environment presents may not be fully understood by investors. For that reason, we have identified three questions that we believe investors should consider: focusing on the diversification power …

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UBP – Webinar – Managing liquidity in a low yielding environment

🕔09:00, 3.Feb 2021

Webinar – Managing liquidity in a low yielding environment 20 MINUTES with UBP – Fixed Income Opportunity Focus In a moderate growth and low rate scenario which seems to be prevailing, maintaining liquidity has become extremely costly for investors. Active

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Navigating Extended Periods of Market Volatility

Navigating Extended Periods of Market Volatility

🕔09:59, 8.Dec 2020

In an environment marked by rapid market swings, investors looking to consistently outperform will have to increase their emphasis on downside protection while maintaining their upside participation.

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Capital Group Global High Income Opportunities (LUX) (GHIO) Q&A with Rob Neithart

Capital Group Global High Income Opportunities (LUX) (GHIO) Q&A with Rob Neithart

🕔12:45, 2.Dec 2020

Q&A with Rob Neithart, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Based in Los Angeles We have experienced an extraordinary year so far. How did GHIO navigate the volatility and what have you done in the portfolio since then? Going into the period of

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The economy is deglobalizing, should my portfolio too?

The economy is deglobalizing, should my portfolio too?

🕔14:56, 3.Nov 2020

Global Investing Of course, the impact of next week’s elections in the US goes well beyond the economic and financial realm, but from our narrow angle, we will follow the results across two dimensions. One is volatility: whether a winner

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Back to square zero?

Back to square zero?

🕔13:07, 3.Nov 2020

Of course, the impact of next week’s elections in the US goes well beyond the economic and financial realm, but from our narrow angle, we will follow the results across two dimensions. One is volatility: whether a winner emerges quickly

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Index Dashboard: Dispersion, Volatility & Correlation

Index Dashboard: Dispersion, Volatility & Correlation

🕔09:18, 3.Nov 2020

Above-average equity volatility continued in October, despite a decline from last month’s level for the S&P 500 and most of our reported indices. The short-term trend was less encouraging: much of October’s volatility occurred during a choppy final week as

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US elections: an insider’s view

US elections: an insider’s view

🕔09:47, 30.Oct 2020

Investment Insights – US elections: an insider’s view  To briefly re-cap how the US presidential election works: it is decided not by the popular vote but by the electoral college vote. The successful candidate in each state takes all the

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What the US election means for markets … and what it doesn’t!

What the US election means for markets … and what it doesn’t!

🕔14:50, 16.Oct 2020

Markets | October 2020  While every US presidential election is contentious, this year’s race seems especially divisive. Partisanship is extreme, and the difference between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in approach, personality and behaviour is stark. The charged rhetoric may

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Business As Usual

Business As Usual

🕔09:50, 15.Oct 2020

September 2020 Bitcoin Volatility Report  – Sept. kicked off with bitcoin’s annualized volatility touching a 5-week low of 38.8%, only to then rally above 50% on Sept. 3, bounce between 50% and 56%, and snap a 5-month downtrend by concluding

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Contraction > recovery > late cycle

Contraction > recovery > late cycle

🕔11:07, 6.Oct 2020

CROSS ASSET Investment Strategy Monthly #10 October 2020 Investors have been dealing with rising volatility in equities and initial signs of a fall in the extreme market complacency over the last few months. This is leading to some key divergences

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A COVID-era guide to fixed income

A COVID-era guide to fixed income

🕔14:52, 2.Oct 2020

This spring, investors experienced one of the most volatile periods in modern market history. The speed with which financial markets sold off in March, and then rallied following unprecedented steps by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) and the US Treasury,

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Private real assets: improving portfolio diversification with uncorrelated market exposure

Private real assets: improving portfolio diversification with uncorrelated market exposure

🕔07:47, 2.Oct 2020

Since the global financial crisis, interest rates have been anchored at unprecedented lows. At the same time, stock and bond investments have produced positive returns along with bouts of significant volatility. This has left many investors questioning long-held return expectations

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Private real assets: improving portfolio diversification with uncorrelated market exposure

Private real assets: improving portfolio diversification with uncorrelated market exposure

🕔09:29, 1.Oct 2020

Since the global financial crisis, interest rates have been anchored at unprecedented lows. At the same time, stock and bond investments have produced positive returns along with bouts of significant volatility. This has left many investors questioning long-held return expectations

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US corporate bonds: resilience through adversity

US corporate bonds: resilience through adversity

🕔07:40, 1.Oct 2020

Investment Insights  The Capital Group US Corporate Bond strategy showed tremendous resilience through the worst of the volatility experienced towards the end of the 2020 first quarter. In this paper, we take a closer look at this strategy and how

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Highlights week #39

Highlights week #39

🕔11:28, 26.Sep 2020

#39 September is a busy month for webinar-watchers! A lot of subjects are discussed, for example “Modern Monetary Theory” or “Small Caps“. A lot of research was posted last week and in this blogpost we will highlight a few we

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Japan: all eyes on the next prime minister

Japan: all eyes on the next prime minister

🕔15:03, 25.Sep 2020

Equities | September 2020  Following an eight-year term, Shinzo Abe announced he will stand down as Prime Minister of Japan due to a deterioration in his physical health. Japan’s Topix Index dropped around 2.5% in reaction to the news on

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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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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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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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Grindin’ Higher

Grindin’ Higher

🕔11:31, 14.Sep 2020

August 2020 Bitcoin Volatility Report • A surge in volatility in late-July trickled into August and subsequently drove annualized volatility up to an intramonth high of 60% on August 25, in addition to a +53% jump MoM in volume traded.

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Family Offices & LTCMA in our Top Five

Family Offices & LTCMA in our Top Five

🕔10:08, 5.Sep 2020

#36 It was a bit quiet in webinar-world the past month, but this month our calendar is quite busy again. For example, next week Capital Group hosts a webinar called “10 investment themes for the next 10 years“. The week

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