Our top 10 favorite blog posts of 2018

Wild market swings: New index highs and steep drops. Fiscal stimulus. Retirement concerns. Yield curve worries. Trade wars and tariffs. 2018 seemingly had it all—and so did our blog,... Read more »

Is a U.S. recession lurking around the corner?

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Senior Quantitative Investment Strategy Analyst Dr. Kara Ng and Rob Cittadini, director, Americas institutional, discussed U.S. recession risks, the potential... Read more »

2019 Global Market Outlook: The late-late cycle show

Synopsis U.S. Federal Reserve tightening, trade wars, China uncertainty, Italy’s budget standoff with the European Commission and Brexit imply that 2018’s volatility should continue into 2019. We believe that... Read more »

How might market reactions guide Brexit votes?

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Senior Quantitative Investment Strategy Analyst Dr. Kara Ng and Rob Cittadini, director, Americas institutional, discussed the latest developments surrounding Brexit,... Read more »

Multi-factor investing, demystified: Part 1

$1 trillion dollars. According to The Economist, that’s the amount of money invested in factor-based strategies worldwide today.1 Ten years ago, factor investing was just a fringe activity. Today,... Read more »

U.S. midterms update: Democrats take House, Republicans keep Senate. Markets react.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published Nov. 6, and was updated to include initial reaction from markets on Nov. 7. In a widely-expected outcome1, U.S. midterm elections concluded... Read more »

Excellent adventure or bogus journey? How the next recession may unfold

Markets are struggling. Global growth is slowing. And as attention increasingly turns to the possibility of a recession, it’s time to stop pondering when an economic slump will set... Read more »

What’s driving the market whiplash?

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Mark Eibel, director, client investment strategies, and Research Analyst Brian Yadao discussed 2018 market performance, the ongoing volatility in markets,... Read more »

What’s behind the market reaction to Powell’s comments on quantitative tightening?

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben and Research Analyst Brian Yadao discussed market reaction to the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)’s... Read more »

Bah humbug: U.S. markets tumble to yearly lows after Fed guidance projects more rate hikes for 2019

Markets hit the rewind button this afternoon as the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) talked about the need for “some” further rate hikes in 2019. While the Fed raised... Read more »

To fear or not to fear the yield curve

Does the U.S. Treasury yield curve always foretell a recession? With the spread between 10-year and 2-year Treasury yields down to just 13 basis points1, an active debate is... Read more »

Why are markets spooked by a flattening U.S. Treasury yield curve?

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Mark Eibel, director, client investment strategies, and Consulting Director Sophie Antal Gilbert discussed the impact of the U.S.-China trade truce... Read more »

U.S.-China ceasefire: Reasonable outcome for markets, brief respite for economies

No new tariffs for three months At the 2018 G-20 Buenos Aires summit that concluded last weekend in Argentina, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed... Read more »