Quick takes on capital markets

Short, timely insights on the latest global macroeconomic and investment trends impacting investors, and portfolios.

14 Jan 2022
Although rising bond yields are challenging the entire tech sector, investors must distinguish between profitless names that are a long way from demonstrating healthy earning power and mega-cap...
07 Jan 2022
Aside from some volatility, markets are shrugging off the Omicron variant. Not only is the virus posing less of a risk to economic activity, but supply chain normalization has not been derailed by...
30 Dec 2021
Strong global growth helped to push many major asset classes to new all-time highs in 2021. Now that global growth may be plateauing, investors will need to be more discerning in the coming year. ...
17 Dec 2021
Wider credit spreads and higher 2-year UST yields are signaling that investors should position for the beginning of the rate hiking cycle. Future returns will likely come from alpha, rather than...
10 Dec 2021
The Fed is accelerating its tapering process and could raise rates sooner than expected in 2022. For investors, however, rate hikes driven by a growing economy have historically been nothing to...
03 Dec 2021
Until health experts better understand the potential impact of the Omicron COVID variant, investors should remain vigilant, focusing on appropriate portfolio diversification to weather market...
19 Nov 2021
In recent gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey, Republicans shaved 10-plus percentage points from Democratic statewide advantage—potentially signaling GOP momentum as attention turns...
12 Nov 2021
Despite difficult financial conditions weighing heavily on growth prospects, emerging markets are displaying a resiliency to market swings, thanks in large part to their more aggressive monetary...
05 Nov 2021
Unlike market expectations, which have priced a Fed rate hike in mid-2022, we believe the Fed will look through inflationary pressures and hold off on hiking the federal funds rate until December...
14 Jan 2022
Although rising bond yields are challenging the entire tech sector, investors must distinguish between profitless names that are a long way from demonstrating healthy earning power and mega-cap...
07 Jan 2022
Aside from some volatility, markets are shrugging off the Omicron variant. Not only is the virus posing less of a risk to economic activity, but supply chain normalization has not been derailed by...
30 Dec 2021
Strong global growth helped to push many major asset classes to new all-time highs in 2021. Now that global growth may be plateauing, investors will need to be more discerning in the coming year. ...
17 Dec 2021
Wider credit spreads and higher 2-year UST yields are signaling that investors should position for the beginning of the rate hiking cycle. Future returns will likely come from alpha, rather than...
10 Dec 2021
The Fed is accelerating its tapering process and could raise rates sooner than expected in 2022. For investors, however, rate hikes driven by a growing economy have historically been nothing to...
03 Dec 2021
Until health experts better understand the potential impact of the Omicron COVID variant, investors should remain vigilant, focusing on appropriate portfolio diversification to weather market...