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Readying for Recession: High Yield Credit vs. Bank Loans Today

High yield is in relatively good shape if recession hits while bank loans are more challenged. Matt Eagan of Loomis Sayles’ Full Discretion Team explains.

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Are We There Yet? Pulse Check: Macro, Markets & Inflation

Portfolio strategists discuss topics including the path of inflation, supply chain dynamics, dollar strength and the markets’ reactions.

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Summarized

Natixis government affairs specialist Susan Olson outlines the nuts and bolts of the long-awaited Inflation Reduction Act.

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Market Drivers and Value in Global Equities

What’s on Vaughan Nelson’s shopping list for value stocks at midyear mark? CEO Chris Wallis talks market dynamics and areas of deep discounts.

  • July 29, 2022
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Managed Futures and Market Stress

AlphaSimplex’s Katy Kaminski discusses crisis alpha, why trend-following strategies generated positive returns in 1H, and trends to watch in 2H 2022.

  • July 21, 2022
Strategist Outlook: The End of Easy Money

With recession looming, central bank policy is a linchpin in H2 prospects.

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Shift of Dismay: Inflation, Markets & Volatility at Midyear

Portfolio strategists discuss inflation, rate hikes, the potential for recession, US consumers – and where the markets could go from here.

That Was a Doozy: The Fed's 75bp Rate Hike and Inflation

Why the Fed went big at its June meeting is analyzed by Portfolio Strategist Garrett Melson, along with inflation, recession, and further rate hikes.

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Stepping Up Resiliency of Fixed Income Portfolios

Now’s the time to balance interest rate and credit risk in fixed income portfolios, explains Matt Eagan, Co-Head of Loomis Sayles’ Full Discretion Team.

Macro Uncertainty and Managed Futures: Navigating the Extremes

Performance impact of market selloffs and rallies across asset classes and trend-following strategies is analyzed.

  • May 16, 2022
Multisector Matters: Volatility Means Mispriced Bond Opportunity

Where the Loomis Sayles Full Discretion Team is finding favorable prices and security selection opportunities amidst heightened volatility is explored.

  • May 9, 2022
Can Big Tech Earnings Calm Market Fears?

What’s driving the markets, and if Big Tech can save the day or exacerbate a selloff, is analyzed.

An Inverted Yield Curve May Signal Recession, But Not Always

While the road ahead may be challenging and uneven, the yield curve can be over-interpreted. Loomis Sayles Core Plus Team Member Michael Gladchun explains.

  • April 20, 2022
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A New Age for Geopolitics and Global Markets

Amid unrest on multiple fronts, Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Matt Eagan, CFA® sheds light on geopolitical shifts with likely impact on investors.

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Equity Outlook: Get Ready for Volatility & Value Plays

Geopolitical, inflationary, and policy pressures may increase volatility in equity markets and value opportunities, says Chris Wallis, CEO, Vaughan Nelson.

  • April 7, 2022
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Perhaps Far-Fetched, Putin’s Argument for War Is Spelled Out

Putin’s well-worn, ultranationalist, and perhaps revisionist historical perspective may, in his mind, justify the Ukraine invasion.

  • March 30, 2022
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Making Market Sense of Rates, Russia and Real Inflation

Portfolio strategists explain why fears about rates, energy prices, inflation and recession may be overblown.

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Consumer Needs, Aging Baby Boomers, Covid Drive US Real Estate Trends

AEW Research Director Mike Acton, CFA® discusses 4 developing US property sectors: senior housing, cold storage, medical office, lab/life science property.

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How Bonds Really React to Rising Rates

How rising interest rates help deliver more total return to investors’ bond portfolios is explained in this bond basics video by Loomis Sayles.

  • March 18, 2022
Off Ramps for Russia and Markets

Three scenarios for the Russia-Ukraine crisis and their potential ripple effects across global markets are examined.

Macro Consequences of Russia's Invasion

How direct and indirect risks, sanctions, commodity prices, and investor sentiment may impact the world as Russia continues its drive is analyzed.

Bank Loan Basics: An Income Diversifier for All Times

An introduction to bank loans and their benefits: seniority, security, floating interest rates, and diversification for the short or long term.

  • March 4, 2022
The Fed Hiking Cycle: How Tight Is Tighter?

Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Full Discretion Team Co-Head Matt Eagan on how easy Fed monetary policy has been, and the implications as tightening transpires.

Russia's Global Supply Chain Leverage

Loomis, Sayles & Company's Senior Sovereign Analyst, Hassan Malik, CFA®, considers the less obvious dependencies on Russia, including aluminum and titanium.

  • February 25, 2022
What Russia's Reach into Ukraine May Mean for Markets

Potential impact on global markets, oil prices, inflation, and other risk factors of Putin’s moves are analyzed by our market and macroeconomic experts.

Flex Time: Tactically Allocating for Rising Yields

Advantages of a core plus bond approach with the flexibility to pull a lot of levers and pursue yield are explained by Loomis Sayles PM Rick Raczkowski.

What Does the Fed's Inflation Fight Mean for Fixed Income?

Fed policy moves, inflation, and security selection opportunities for active non-traditional fixed income managers are discussed by Loomis Sayles’ Matt Eagan.

Trend Follower Insight: Three Themes of 2021

Investment trends and new market themes that appeared in 2021 are analyzed by trend-following research specialists at AlphaSimplex.

  • December 13, 2021
Welcome to the Meh Market

After a first half run-up, our market strategists think rate cuts are already priced in, leaving little to get excited about in the second half of 2019.