What, How, Why: Understanding the GameStop Frenzy

Moments of irrational exuberance provide useful reminders that markets don’t always behave in ways consistent with traditional economic theory.

  • February 24, 2021
It’s All Fun and GameStop, Until Someone Loses an Eye

PM Jack Janasiewicz looks at the public sentiments and market dynamics of “meme stocks” and how they might affect investors and portfolios in the near term.

Are We in a Market Bubble? Probably Not – Here’s Why

Talk of a market bubble abounds and has for some time. Rather than track headlines, investors may want to consider risk appetite and guidance from the Fed.

2021 Institutional Outlook

Get seven critical insights into how institutions will tackle risks, opportunities, and challenges in an uncertain 2021.

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.

November Outlook: Market Conditions After the Vote

In her latest outlook, Natixis macro specialist Esty Dwek suggests some market factors will remain consistent – no matter who wins the vote.

Fall Season: How Concerned Should Investors Be About Volatility?

PM Jack Janasiewicz looks at how election years typically bring market volatility – but current economic fundamentals remain encouraging.

2020 Global Retirement Index

The 2020 Global Retirement Index identifies five critical risks to retirement security – recession, interest rates, public debt, climate change, and income inequality – and what they mean for the industry.

Reflections on Ten Years in Trend Following

AlphaSimplex Chief Research Strategist, portfolio manager and inventor of “crisis alpha” Kathryn Kaminski discusses how her approach can benefit investors.

  • September 23, 2020
September Outlook: Data Continues to Point to a Measured Recovery

While continuing public health challenges are tempering momentum, monetary and fiscal stimulus is helping maintain resilience.

Year-End Outlook: Tracking the Post-COVID-19 Economy

As the slow economic recovery continues, a look at regional case surges, recent record market highs, election season, and the path forward.

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Assessing Increasing COVID-19 Case Counts and Markets

Vaughan Nelson CEO and Portfolio Manager Chris Wallis shares insights on the economic recovery and near-term market risks.

Four Insights on the Pandemic Market and Investor Behavior

Results from our Global Survey of Financial Professionals, conducted in the midst of the pandemic, show that volatility and recession are top concerns and reveal insight into investor behavior in uncertain markets.

Hazy Conditions: US-China Relations and Emerging Markets

A look at post-COVID-19 tensions between the world’s two largest economies and what it could mean for investors and emerging markets.

Diversification Matters: Achieving Better Balance

Spreading your investments across asset classes can help to balance risk and return potential, and avoid surprises when market corrections occur.

  • May 8, 2020
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What Is Crisis Alpha? How Do Some Managed Futures Strategies Pursue It?

Persistent cross-asset trends during periods of market stress, crisis alpha and the strategic role of managed futures are explained.

  • April 17, 2020
Three Reasons to Stay Invested in Volatile Times

Why panic selling during unsettling times may be one of the worst things long-term investors could do is analyzed over three decades.

  • March 27, 2020
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Six Simple Reasons Why Yesterday’s Volatile Markets Are a Wake-Up Call for Investors Today

The 2019 Natixis Global Survey of Individual Investors reveals that investors are conflicted about risk, returns and what they can expect from their investments.

Top Concerns for Professional Fund Buyers in 2018

With the return of market volatility, professional fund buyers reveal their top concerns–and how they plan to meet their goals despite them.

Riding the Aftershock: Wholesale Portfolio Manager Survey

How wholesale portfolio managers are finding opportunity amidst geopolitical instability, market volatility, and low interest rates.