Oil and other commodities look unattractive from a return perspective, but their diversification potential may be improving.
Wage growth has been missing from the current recovery, but the conditions are in place to test whether this is a structural challenge for the Fed.
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Given our relatively pessimistic outlook for commodities, we have favored a modest underweight stance for this asset class. Commodities generally behave with more momentum than reversion, and entered the...
We are watching for a possible shift, although it is not yet evident, in the correlation between stocks and bonds, which measures how similarly or differently these asset classes...
As 2013 begins, we find that important changes are occurring in the correlation structure of markets that should shape investment strategy. The first important shift is a decline in...