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...
Aaron M. Cooper D. William Kohli Norman P. Boucher, Portfolio Manager, and Paul D. Scanlon, CFA Daniel Farrell David L. Glancy Daniel J. Graña Darren A. Jaroch David Morgan Robert D. Ewing, D. William Kohli Putnam Fixed Income Team Ferat Ongoren Gerard P. Sullivan Jason R. Vaillancourt, CFA Jacquelyne J. Cavanaugh Joanne M. Driscoll Onsel Emre, Ph.D. Joseph P. Joseph Joseph P. Joseph and Randy J. Farina Joykrishna Mahato Jeffrey B. Sacknowitz Kelsey Chen Kevin F. Murphy Michael J. Atkin Thalia H. Meehan, CFA and Paul M. Drury, CFA Michael V. Salm Nathaniel N. Salter Nick C. Thakore Paul D. Scanlon Putnam Global Asset Allocation Team Putnam Investments Putnam Tax Exempt Fixed Income Team Putnam U.S. Equities Team Putnam Portfolio Managers Robert M. Brookby Robert D. Ewing Randy J. Farina Robert L. Reynolds Robert L. Salvin Michael V. Salm, Co-Head of Fixed Income, and Brett S. Kozlowski, CFA Sarah A. Marshall Steven W. Curbow Simon Davis Shep Perkins Robert L. Davis, CFA, Analyst, and Simon Davis Thalia Meehan Vivek Gandhi Walter D. Scully
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...