Should Investors Be Leery of Inflation Risk?

Accommodative monetary and fiscal policy and potential post-pandemic supply/demand challenges are raising long-dormant questions about inflation.

Crisis or Correction? – A Quant's View of the Coronavirus

What a crisis event is and how trend-following strategies began searching for crisis alpha as the virus spread is examined by AlphaSimplex’s Chief Research Strategist.

  • December 8, 2020
Election 2020: Record Turnout, Razor-Thin Results, What Now?

A look at early Election 2020 results and what they could mean for policy and politics over the near term.

Where Are the Bankruptcies?

Despite record high unemployment during the pandemic, individual bankruptcy filings have fallen. What are the implications for portfolios?

Have Markets Become Addicted to Stimulus?

Fiscal and monetary action has helped avert a COVID-19 economic crisis, but should investors be concerned about too much of a good thing?

View from Washington: A Supreme Court Seat Enters the Election Fray

VP of Government Relations Susan Olson reflects on what the nomination process could mean for the 2020 elections.

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Measuring the Sustainability of US Economic Recovery in COVID Times

Jobless claims, industrial vs. service sector recovery, US dollar and stock market movement are analyzed by Chris Wallis, CEO, CIO at Vaughan Nelson in this podcast.

  • August 24, 2020
Rumors of a Tech Bubble Are Highly Exaggerated

Checking in on investor sentiment amid a resurgence in COVID-19 caseloads, and a look at potential near-term market opportunities.

As the US Reopens, How Likely Is a Second COVID-19 Lockdown?

Why increasing case counts may not be the best metric to look at when considering the potential market impact of a COVID-19 second wave.

Restless Summer: Tracking the Post-COVID-19 Economy

As the COVID-19 reopening begins in the US, investors may want to consider a range of variables as they assess near and long-term market conditions.

The Big Spend: What COVID-19 Fiscal and Monetary Action May Mean for Markets

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek takes measure of the unprecented monetary and fiscal measures being introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post-Pandemic US Outlook: Assessing the Potential Strength of Recovery

As China’s economy begins to move back on line, it offers insights about the potential pace and strength of a post-pandemic US economic recovery.

View from Washington: How Might COVID-19 Impact Election Season?

VP of Government Relations Susan Olson looks at how remaining primary elections and general election campaigning could be affected by coronavirus.

Election 2020: From Iowa to Outbreak, Democrats Seek a Nominee

Vice President of Government Relations Susan Olson discusses how Super Tuesday narrowed the Democratic presidential field and narrowed the odds of a contested convention.

View from Washington: Markets, COVID-19 and the Federal Response

VP of Government Relations Susan Olson discusses the US federal government’s current fiscal response to the COVID-19 situation.

Assessing the Impact of the Coronavirus on Financial Markets

An assessment of how the Wuhan coronavirus has impacted markets, with insights on what investors might be able to expect over the short term.

Utility Companies Face Challenges in an Evolving Energy Landscape

Gauging the environmental and social impact of utility companies requires a look at how their energy source mix may impact their long-term sustainability.

  • February 13, 2020
Coronavirus and Global Markets: What Investors Should Know

China’s coronavirus outbreak has implications for the global economy and investors – here’s a look at the potential near-term and longer-term market risks.

Natixis Exchange: Politics, Trade and the Challenge of China

Global security expert Michèle Flournoy breaks down the threat China’s growing geopolitical influence poses to US markets.