Real Estate Outlook: The Great American Re-opening? Real Estate Outlook: The Great American Re-opening?

How Covid-driven employment, work from home, and consumer habits are affecting real estate sectors is explored by AEW Research Director Mike Acton.

How Will Munis Fare in 2H 2021? How Will Munis Fare in 2H 2021?

Issuance, infrastructure, and attractiveness of municipal bonds in this phase of the recovery are examined by a member of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Municipal Bond Team.

Where's the Value in This Phase of the Recovery?
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Where's the Value in This Phase of the Recovery?

International small and midsized companies may be offering the most attractive value today, explains Vaughan Nelson Investment Management’s Chris Wallis.

This Time It’s Not the Same
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This Time It’s Not the Same

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses repositioning in response to the Delta variant and sentiment shift – and highlights eight market tailwinds.

Navigating Dynamic Markets with Tactical Flexibility Navigating Dynamic Markets with Tactical Flexibility

How today’s ever-evolving credit cycles and complex global markets demand flexibility and why Loomis Sayles’ Core Plus Bond Team takes a tactical approach.

7 International Investing Insights from David Herro 7 International Investing Insights from David Herro

Recovery, European financials, fintech, and China regulatory crackdown are among the topics covered by CIO-International Equities at Harris Associates.

Outlook: Municipal Bond Marketplace Outlook: Municipal Bond Marketplace

Credit fundamentals, infrastructure plans, and increased issuances are favorable for the municipal bond market, says Loomis Sayles’ Municipal Bond Team.

  • August 6, 2021
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Quarterly Credit Update: Loomis Sayles Full Discretion Team View Quarterly Credit Update: Loomis Sayles Full Discretion Team View

How long might the expansion phase of the credit cycle last and what does it mean for risk premiums and liquidity is analyzed.

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

Peak Everything?
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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 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.

Inflation: Is It Back and Does It Matter? Inflation: Is It Back and Does It Matter?

Inflation reached 5% in 2021 for the first time since 2008. Should investors be concerned?

  • July 19, 2021
Expansion Phase Continues: Investment Outlook July 2021 Expansion Phase Continues: Investment Outlook July 2021

Economic growth appears favorable for credit and equity markets in 2021, says Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Senior Macro Strategies Analyst Craig Burelle.

  • July 16, 2021
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The Fed and Fixed Income Markets: Midyear Outlook 2021
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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.

Post-Pandemic Inflation and Fixed Income Markets
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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 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.

From the Consultant’s Desk: What’s happening under the surface?
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From the Consultant’s Desk: What’s happening under the surface?

Consultants discuss how the growing divergence in the equity market has affected portfolio allocations – and highlight sectors advisors may have missed.

Are Bidenomics the Beginning of a New Economic Era? 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?

How SECURE 2.0 Could Benefit Retirement Savings How SECURE 2.0 Could Benefit Retirement Savings

What the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021 may mean for investors if passed into law is explained by government policy specialist Susan Olson.

Value in a Reopening World with Bill Nygren Value in a Reopening World with Bill Nygren

CIO-US Equities at Harris Associates, Bill Nygren, shares his insight on value opportunities today, value’s recent outperformance, inflation, and the importance of a long-term investment horizon.

What Does Fed Surprise Really Mean for Investors? 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.

CE Credit: Politics in 2021: New President, New Congress, New Vaccine
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CE Credit: Politics in 2021: New President, New Congress, New Vaccine

Overview of how the US political landscape has changed as a result of the 2020 elections and what it could mean for today’s financial professional in relation to retirement planning, investment allocation, and wealth transfer strategy considerations.

Policy & Politics: Paving the Way for Infrastructure via Taxes
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President Biden’s proposed tax increases for high-income households, the likelihood of their passing in Congress, and ways to prepare portfolios are examined.

Emerging Markets: Old Myths and New Realities
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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.

Roaring 20s or Economic Slowdown Ahead?
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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.

Market Outlook: Reflation Trade Not Over Market Outlook: Reflation Trade Not Over

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

Trend Following: Signs of Inflation? Trend Following: Signs of Inflation?

Trend-following managers from AlphaSimplex analyze new market moves, inflation, and what it may mean for bonds, commodities, and currencies.

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

Equity Insight: Identifying Value in International Small Caps Equity Insight: Identifying Value in International Small Caps

Three portfolio managers from Vaughan Nelson Investment Management explain why and where international small caps are offering more opportunities today.

The Texas Power Market: Post-Crisis Q&A The Texas Power Market: Post-Crisis Q&A

Loomis Sayles credit research analysts believe that while Texas may have thawed out after its winter storm crisis, the repercussions are far from over.

  • April 13, 2021
Post-Pandemic Emerging Market Trends: Adaptations, China, ESG 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.

Market Outlook: Why Inflation Worries May Be Exaggerated 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.

Banking, Finance, and the Biden Agenda: What’s Ahead?
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Banking, Finance, and the Biden Agenda: What’s Ahead?

Two Washington veterans share their insights on potential changes to the regulation landscape under President Biden – including taxes and sustainable investing.

Post-crisis International Value Investing: A World of Opportunity Post-crisis International Value Investing: A World of Opportunity

Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer David Herro, CFA® of Harris Associates provides his take on the post-pandemic investment landscape.

Inflation, Interest Rates and the Fixed Income Landscape Inflation, Interest Rates and the Fixed Income Landscape

Peter Palfrey, co-manager of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Core Plus Bond strategy, shares insight on factors shaping today’s fixed income markets.

Fed Watch: Why Inflation Expectations Are Likely to Continue 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.

The Biden Stimulus Bill: What’s in It – and How Might It Affect Markets? The Biden Stimulus Bill: What’s in It – and How Might It Affect Markets?

As the Covid-19 vaccination rollout continues, the latest round of federal fiscal aid focuses on maintaining consumer spending and mitigating unemployment.

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

2021 Outlook: Three Questions for Loomis Sayles Sector Teams 2021 Outlook: Three Questions for Loomis Sayles Sector Teams

Loomis Sayles features outlooks from our sector teams — teams composed of traders, analysts, strategists and portfolio managers immersed in their respective sectors of the market.

  • March 5, 2021
Yields Take Off: How Might Markets React? 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.

Ready for the Next Crisis? Redefine Your Fixed Income Strategy Ready for the Next Crisis? Redefine Your Fixed Income Strategy

The Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (LSST) takes an active approach to risk-first fixed income.

Covid-19 Dashboard: Actively Managing a Dynamic Risk Landscape 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.

What, How, Why: Understanding the GameStop Frenzy 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.

Post-Pandemic Markets: Why Reflation May Not Equal Inflation 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.

Housing Finance Reform and the Biden White House: What’s Next?
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Housing Finance Reform and the Biden White House: What’s Next?

A look at the issue of government sponsored entity (GSE) reform and how it could affect housing finance and markets more broadly over the near and long term.

View from Washington: US Foreign Policy under President Biden
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View from Washington: US Foreign Policy under President Biden

Among various foreign policy aims, the Biden administration is expected to take a different approach to US-China relations – including on trade.

It’s All Fun and GameStop, Until Someone Loses an Eye 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.

10 Factors to Shape the Recovery with Nouriel Roubini
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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.

2021 Fixed Income Outlook: Where’s the Yield, Risk, and Value?
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Return variances, Fed support, EM, and Covid losers now looking attractive are covered by fixed income experts from Loomis, Sayles & Co. and Harris Associates.

2021 ETF Outlook: 3 Emerging Trends 2021 ETF Outlook: 3 Emerging Trends

Gauging the potential market effects of the post-pandemic economy on the exchange-traded funds universe.

Should Investors Be Leery of Inflation Risk? 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.

Assessing the Impact of Green Energy on US and European Utilities Assessing the Impact of Green Energy on US and European Utilities

The transition to renewable power has raised concerns among investors with stakes in utilities supported by more conventional power generation facilities.

  • December 17, 2020
After the Catch-up: On Investors, Markets, and a Return to Normal in 2021 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.

Taking a Pandemic Pulse Check on Fixed Income Allocations Taking a Pandemic Pulse Check on Fixed Income Allocations

A look the state of credit markets and how the post-pandemic recovery may effect opportunities and risks for fixed income investors.

  • December 10, 2020
Making Sense of the 2020 Elections: What Happened – and What’s Next?
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Making Sense of the 2020 Elections: What Happened – and What’s Next?

Veteran political observer Carl Hulse, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times, recaps the 2020 election season and its implications for the road ahead.

Election 2020: Record Turnout, Razor-Thin Results, What Now? 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.

Emotion and the 2020 Election
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Emotion and the 2020 Election

Systematic trading strategies can’t predict election outcomes, but short-term market trends can offer insights and opportunities for investment.

Finding Value Opportunities in the Pandemic Economy
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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? Will the 2020 Presidential Election Results Be Litigated?

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

Have Markets Become Addicted to Stimulus? 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? 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 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.

Reflections on Ten Years in Trend Following 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.

Split Down the Middle 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? 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.

Regular Investing: Don’t Get Blown Off Course Regular Investing: Don’t Get Blown Off Course

Learn why investing regularly, regardless of market conditions, is a strategy that can work in any market environment.

  • July 2, 2020
Data Privacy Regulation in the US Data Privacy Regulation in the US

The influence of new data privacy rules across the broader digital economy is likely to leave no business sector unaffected.

US-China Trade War: Gauging Peace Prospects – and Their Potential Market Impact US-China Trade War: Gauging Peace Prospects – and Their Potential Market Impact

A look at the politics behind the US-China trade war, the prospects for a peace deal, and how the 2020 election could help shape US trade policy.

Natixis Investment Managers Summit Highlights Natixis Investment Managers Summit Highlights

Experience world leaders and innovators exchanging fresh ideas at the inaugural Natixis Investment Managers Summit.



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