Delta Variant Is Another Brick in Market’s Wall of Worry

Inflation, Fed, and growth fears were joined by new pandemic jitters in July. Yet the market outlook remains constructive for 2021, says our Global Market Strategist.

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Peak Everything?

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses repositioning in response to recent peaks in equities, economic growth, Federal Reserve policy and inflation.

Natixis Strategist Midyear Outlook

Experts in the Natixis Investment Managers family say the biggest risk facing investors in the second half of 2021 may be no risk at all.

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The Fed and Fixed Income Markets: Midyear Outlook 2021

Fed moves, volatility, and real yields in the second half are analyzed by Loomis, Sayles & Co. Full Discretion Co-Head and a Senior Sovereign Analyst.

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Post-Pandemic Inflation and Fixed Income Markets

Inflation and other factors in a post-pandemic world are discussed by a Loomis, Sayles & Company Core Plus Bond PM and Senior Macro Strategies Analyst.

2021 Halftime Report: What’s Ahead for Markets

What global growth, transitory inflation and consumer spending is signaling and which asset classes look favorable for the second half are analyzed.

Are Bidenomics the Beginning of a New Economic Era?

Are Joe Biden’s economic policies the end of forty years of post-Reagan orthodoxy? And what could they mean for investors’ long-term strategies?

What Does Fed Surprise Really Mean for Investors?

The Fed’s June meeting dot plot shock, inflation views, and market reactions are assessed by Portfolio Strategists Jack Janasiewicz and Garrett Melson.

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Peak Growth, the End of US Exceptionalism, and More

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses recent repositioning taken in light of the global coronavirus pandemic and presents some more thoughts on near-term market dynamics.

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Midyear Outlook: Growth – but New Risks – Ahead

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek discusses prospects for growth, inflation, and evolving risks in the second half.

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Policy & Politics: Paving the Way for Infrastructure via Taxes

President Biden’s proposed tax increases for high-income households, the likelihood of their passing in Congress, and ways to prepare portfolios are examined.

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Emerging Markets: Old Myths and New Realities

New dynamics, trade, inflation, risks, and opportunities in emerging markets are explored by WCM Portfolio Manager Mike Tian and Barron’s editor Reshma Kapadia.

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Roaring 20s or Economic Slowdown Ahead?

Sustainability of economic and market growth as the US and world reopen and big infrastructure plans are discussed by Vaughan Nelson’s Chris Wallis.

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6 Things to Watch as the Global Recovery Ramps Up

Global market specialists share perspectives on the key market indicators they are closely watching and what may unfold in the months ahead.

Market Outlook: Reflation Trade Not Over

Accelerating vaccinations and reopenings should boost global growth and restart reflation, explains Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek.

Value Investing and the “New Normal”: What’s Changed?

For PM Bill Nygren of Harris Associates, finding value in the post-pandemic world equates to a focus on trend acceleration worldwide.

Post-Pandemic Emerging Market Trends: Adaptations, China, ESG

Portfolio Managers Mike Trigg and Jon Tringale believe post-pandemic markets offer emerging market investors significant opportunity – here’s why.

  • April 1, 2021
Market Outlook: Why Inflation Worries May Be Exaggerated

Macro specialist Esty Dwek looks at interest rates and inflation risk amid the Covid-19 vaccination effort and economic recovery.

Fed Watch: Why Inflation Expectations Are Likely to Continue

PM and macro analyst Jack Janasiewicz believes markets will remain preoccupied with rates and inflation, despite an absence of strong signals from the Fed.

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Post-Crisis Washington: How Might Politics Inform New Legislation?

According to Bob Marsh of OB-C Group, policy formation in 2021 is likely to be informed as much by intra-party dynamics as it is by bipartisan tensions.

Yields Take Off: How Might Markets React?

While the question of how high bond yields may rise is important, equity market fundamentals continue to look strong for the near term.

Covid-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape

A look at the improving Covid-19 outlook in the US and how risk appetite is likely to remain a key market variable in the near term.

Post-Pandemic Markets: Why Reflation May Not Equal Inflation

Despite a vastly increased global money supply, enduring economic challenges related to the pandemic are likely to limit near-term inflation risk.

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Brexit and European Trade: What’s Been Accomplished – and What’s Next?

Macro specialist Esty Dwek and Seb Dance of Signum Global Advisors break down the market realities and political tensions of the Brexit trade agreement.

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.

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10 Factors to Shape the Recovery with Nouriel Roubini

Renowned economist and presidential advisor Nouriel Roubini on the top factors he is closely watching as global markets continue down their paths to recovery in 2021 and beyond.

  • February 1, 2021
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2021 Fixed Income Outlook: Where’s the Yield, Risk, and Value?

Return variances, Fed support, EM, and Covid losers now looking attractive are covered by fixed income experts from Loomis, Sayles & Co. and Harris Associates.

  • January 21, 2021
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.

After the Catch-up: On Investors, Markets, and a Return to Normal in 2021

A new market optimism has followed Covid-19 vaccine news, but uncovering risks and opportunities in the new year may require some old fashioned diligence.

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?

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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.

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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.

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?

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.

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.

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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