Where Are the Bankruptcies?

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

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Election 2020: How Might the Markets Vote?

In advance of Election Day, political noise will reach a fever pitch, but markets are signaling that a slow US recovery is poised to continue.

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Finding Value Opportunities in the Pandemic Economy

David Herro of Harris Associates discusses how the economic repercussions of Covid-19 are creating long-term growth prospects for value investors.

Will the 2020 Presidential Election Results Be Litigated?

A contested election could lead to market volatility, but it may not be a foregone conclusion.

Opportunities in the Emerging Recovery

Emerging market economies stand to benefit from a growth recovery led by the manufacturing sector.

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Rising to the Challenges of Retirement

Economics of COVID-19, climate change, income inequality, and other risks weighing on retirement systems are explored by retirement and global market specialists.

COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

Improved treatments, behavioral changes, fiscal aid, and consumer savings have helped sustain the COVID-19 recovery – but challenges remain.

October Outlook: Why Room for Growth – and Volatility – Remains

A review of what recent macro data is signaling about asset class opportunities – and potential portfolio risks – through the end of 2020.

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?

After a Year of Market Surprises – What’s Next?

Market Strategist Alex Pire of Seeyond looks at the COVID-19 vaccine timeline, Brexit, and other potential near and long-term risks facing investors.

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.

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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What Might a Biden Tax Plan Mean for Investors?

A look at the major components of the candidate’s tax policy proposals and their potential implications for markets and portfolios.

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Sizing Up Further Federal COVID-19 Aid

The question of whether additional federal aid dollars are forthcoming continues to be debated – here’s a look at the timeline and potential outcomes.

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Global Strategist Outlook

Our experts weigh in on the shape of the recovery, crisis winners and losers, and the potential impact of the US election on capital markets and the economy.

Split Down the Middle

Following the quickest selloff and rebound in history, the Natixis Strategist Outlook offers diverging views to the question: What comes next?

Is the Market’s Health Contingent on Additional Federal Aid?

A look at US savings levels and why the market is unlikely to roll over anytime soon.

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.

Would President Biden Be Bad for Markets?

Excited talk of taxes and regulation may be distracting from a more market-friendly reality.

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The Pandemic, Federal Aid, and Healthcare: Finding a Way Forward

Senate veteran Bill Hoagland of the Bi-Partisan Policy Center discusses how COVID-19 aid spending might affect the federal deficit and healthcare.

COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

While challenges and risks remain, there is ample evidence of a slow – but potentially durable – economic recovery through the second half.

The Economy Is Not the Stock Market – by the Numbers

Five key reasons that help explain why the US economy and the US stock market often do not move in tandem.

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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.

August Outlook: Is the Market Poised for a Breakout?

While COVID-19 challenges remain, many key indicators of a global recovery persist.

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Election 2020: The Policy Implications of Pandemic Politics

Discussing the COVID-19 election, including changed campaign dynamics, top issues, and early polling indicators.

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.

July Market Outlook: Slowly Reopening, with an Eye Toward Risks

Headline risks remain, while a slow return to normal remains under way. Expectations for a return to pre-COVID levels of activity should remain measured.

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The Road from Here: Global Market Perspectives with Bloomberg’s John Authers

Rally, risks, pandemic patterns, and emerging markets’ attractive valuations are part of this lively conversation with Bloomberg’s John Authers.

COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

Taking measure of reopening progress in the US, with a look at the risk dynamics and potential market effects of a COVID-19 “second wave.”

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Could Stock Market Leadership Change Coming Out of COVID-Recession?

Why international equities and smaller caps may be more attractive in a post-pandemic world is looked at by Chris Wallis, CEO, CIO at Vaughan Nelson.

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Midyear Outlook 2020: Selloff. Rebound. What’s Next?

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek discusses the shape of the recovery, likely winners and losers, the outlook for bonds, and what risks may lie ahead.

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.

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.

June Outlook: New Market Dynamics and the Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek considers the pace of the economic recovery and potential near-term market conditions.

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COVID-Recession Dynamics & Differences

Why this recession differs in speed and magnitude, and select opportunities across market caps are assessed by Chris Wallis, CEO, CIO, Vaughan Nelson.

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Resiliency & Risks in Global Financial Systems

COVID recession consequences, fiscal & monetary action, and capital market implications are covered by Peter Fisher of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

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.

COVID-19: Perspectives on the Road to Recovery

Portfolio managers from Harris Associates, Loomis Sayles, Mirova and Ostrum Asset Management provide their perspectives on the road to recovery

  • May 21, 2020
COVID-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

In light of the US starting to reopen, a look at the risk dynamics and potential market effects of a COVID-19 “second wave.”

Portfolio Defense: Value, Growth, or Neither?

Analysis of 20-year returns suggests that sector diversification may be a more effective defensive strategy than favoring growth or value equity styles.

Election 2020: Coronavirus and the Politics of Federal Aid

US government aid has been crucial for markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, but election season is likely to complicate continued funding efforts.

Are Markets Underestimating Recovery Challenges?

While fiscal and monetary responses to the COVID-19 economic crisis have given markets reasons for optimism, risks and challenges remain.

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Crisis & Recovery: What Economic and Epidemic Models Are Telling Us

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller discusses narrative economics, regional CAPE Ratio valuations, and areas of growth emerging from the crisis.

  • April 30, 2020
Evaluating 5 COVID-19 Market Narratives

Markets enter the early summer on the heels of federal aid packages and improved COVID-19 case numbers – but many unknowns remain.

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.

Coronavirus and Inflation: Pricing the Pandemic

COVID-19 supply and demand shocks are being met with historic monetary and fiscal measures – should businesses and investors be concerned about inflation?

Into the Unknown: Gauging the Depth of the COVID-19 Recession

A look at whether investors can expect a short or prolonged market downturn as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Markets: Have We Seen the Bottom?

In light of the federal aid response to COVID-19, how should investors consider market opportunities and risks over the near term?

COVID-19: Three Market Scenarios for Investors to Consider

As governments worldwide enact fiscal measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look at three potential market scenarios for investors to consider.

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.

What an Oil Price War Could Mean for Markets and Investors

Head of Global Market Strategy for Dynamic Solutions Esty Dwek looks at the potential global market implications of an oil supply glut.

COVID-19: Making Sense of Market Sentiment

As cases of COVID-19 occur outside of China, investors should be aware of the potential market risks.

Slower for Longer? Gauging Market Reaction to COVID-19

Coronavirus cases are falling in China, but rising elsewhere – creating elevated volatility risk.

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.

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.

How Might the Coronavirus Impact Markets and Investors in the Near Term?

Despite a constructive backdrop and continued positive economic data, it’s important for investors to remain risk-aware.

Ten Investor Risk Considerations for 2020

Esty Dwek, Head of Global Market Strategy for Dynamic Solutions, shares her thoughts on ten investment risk considerations.

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A Year of Geopolitical Détente or Danger? Global Outlook 2020

Why improving relations among global leaders could benefit economies and careers is explained by Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek.

Why a Recession May Not Be Imminent

Generally solid US economic data and signs of improvement in China point to a market stabilization or improvement rather than a further slowdown.

What Clearing Geopolitical Clouds Could Mean for Investors

How a looming Brexit deal and evidence of easing geopolitical tensions between the US and China could affect markets and investors.

US-China Phase One: What It Could Mean for Investors

A look at how a trade truce between the US and China came together and what it could mean for markets and investors in the months ahead.



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