With some investors questioning the merits of maintaining a bond allocation, our investigation of asset correlations provides insights.
When an asset price collapses, the pain is quick and concentrated, but the benefits tend to be more widely dispersed.
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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.
Today, more than four years into the recovery, capital market opportunities are shifting, with conditions in credit sectors such as high-yield corporate debt becoming a bit less attractive. However,...
Emerging markets are vulnerable to the marginal tightening of U.S. monetary policy, we believe, caused by the reduction in bond purchases by the Fed. In December, the Fed announced...
U.S. GDP growth during the recovery, underway since the middle of 2009, is among the weakest in recent history. It has averaged a little over 2% for the past...
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...
The year began with a flourish in stocks, which soared more than 10% on a mix of fundamentals and optimism. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500...