Short-term bonds may be an option for investors looking to navigate a challenging fixed income market.
Low/minimum volatility strategies are designed to perform over the long term, protecting portfolios from unexpected downturn.
Peter Palfrey and Rick Raczkowski of the Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond Team discuss the fund’s objectives and the strategy.
David Herro of Harris Associates reflects on the first half of 2018 and how volatility can create value for active managers.
Macro Strategies Research Analyst Craig Burelle presents his macro views, including US and world growth projections, interest rates, and monetary policy.
Credit selection, market views, and value opportunities are discussed with a PM from Loomis Sayles’ Global Bond Team.
David Herro discusses active management, his international equity market outlook, and finding value in today’s volatile landscape.
Perspectives on how global growth, trade, geopolitics and central bank policies may affect investor portfolios.
An active management approach to seasonality factors in the municipal bond market may benefit portfolios.
A senior fixed income analyst discusses mergers in the healthcare industry and its potential effect on investment in the sector.
Clouds on the horizon: five capital market story lines to watch in the second half of 2018.
With volatility levels returning to normal, how do minimum volatility strategies contend with today’s turbulent markets?
Research suggests some fixed income allocations may need to be readjusted to align with a rising interest rate environment.
Identifying what a bear market in bonds looks like and how it might effect fixed income investors.
How the freedom and flexibility to roam across global fixed income markets can provide value in a rising rate environment.
In uncertain markets, active managers have an opportunity to react to pricing pressures related to fundamentals and valuations.
A snapshot of an investment strategy’s outcome over a quarter can often mask the way risk and return are realized over the course of a longer time period.
Why investors should distinguish between signals of prolonged economic downturn and short-term market volatility noise.
How Republicans, Democrats, and the Trump administration are preparing for the 2018 mid-term elections.
Trump's business-like approach to the presidency has changed the face of politics and how the White House operates.
Traditional financial theory might suggest that low-volatility stocks are less rewarding than high-volatility stocks, but this may be misleading.
A look at the potential roles options-based equity strategies can play in portfolios.
Experts share their views on volatility levels, global macro risks, and non-traditional routes for managing volatility.
A municipal bond specialist discusses what investors may expect from markets in light of of the recent tax reform bill.
As volatility spiked and equity markets declined, investors learned 3 valuable lessons from “February Break 2018”.
How potential decreases in market liquidity and demographic changes may create challenges for passive investing.
In uncertain markets, bullish and bearish soundbites abound in equal measure. David Lafferty offers his thoughts on making sense of the conflicting signals.
Inflation, rising rates, volatility and Brexit: Market strategists discuss factors and trends fueling today’s global markets.
A look at rising equity volatility, the VIX spike, and why investors may need to be prepared for continued market turbulence.
Aziz Hamzaogullari, Head of Growth Equity Strategies at Loomis, Sayles & Company, explains the deeply held beliefs behind his high-conviction, concentrated approach to risk-adjusted excess returns.
Chief Investment Strategist Dave Lafferty shares his views on recent market volatility and what investors might be able to expect moving forward.
What equity investors might expect in 2018 after a year characterized by rising stock prices and low market volatility.
Interest rates, inflation, tax cuts and yield opportunities across fixed income markets are discussed by three portfolio managers.
A panel of Natixis investment managers discuss their market outlooks for 2018
4 ETF trends to watch around active management, volatility, interest rates and political instability in 2018.
A look at how rising interest rates and a growing retiree population might affect markets and investors.
In today’s low-yield world, income investors have other options than aggressively reaching for yield.
Insight into the growing popularity of cryptocurrency and the potential development of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund.
Steady economic expansion and strong corporate profit growth, along with low price correlation across individual stocks, have driven realized stock market volatility to record lows.
Green bonds are making inroads into global fixed income markets as the focus on climate change and ESG investing heats up.
How might a forthcoming tax reform bill affect investors?
Identifying key factors and risks that could cause stock market volatility to increase in the coming months.
Managed futures strategies may provide complementary performance to equity allocations, which can enhance portfolio diversification.
Perspectives on Trump tax reform proposal and the potential impact on US economy, markets, and investor portfolios.
Alternative investments have the potential to enhance diversification, hedge volatility, and augment returns, though beware of the risks.
Strategies to consider for managing tax policy risk while saving for retirement.
That a firm's credit and equity performance always move in tandem is a common misconception.
Recapping the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recently approved 18-month extension of the fiduciary rule’s implementation date.
Seeking utility investments focused on proactive measures to accommodate future change
Despite positive signs from current markets, investors may want to continue to exercise caution in today’s environment.
Aging population and economic growth trends challenging how investors worldwide approach retirement funding.
Loomis Sayles’ Growth Equities Team thinks an Alpha Thesis is key.
Active ETF strategies have an increased ability to navigate potentially volatile markets.