Is the Bond Market on the Mend?

Why the bond market is becoming increasingly attractive is explained by Rick Raczkowski, Co-Manager of Loomis Sayles’ Core Plus Bond strategy.

  • November 29, 2022
The Loomis Sayles Municipal Bond Team Marketplace Review

Investment grade municipal yields are at their highest levels in 10+ years with solid credit fundamentals across most sectors of the muni market.

  • November 28, 2022
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7 Fixed Income Market Perspectives from Loomis Sayles

Multisector Manager Elaine Stokes explores what structural changes, corporate health, and market illiquidity mean for fixed income markets.

  • November 22, 2022
What Factors Will Drive Fixed Income Markets in 2023?

Three fixed income market experts share diverse views on Fed rate hikes, inflation, high yield’s liquidity issue, and value opportunities in 2023.

How to Evaluate ETFs

From a pure passive to fully active approach, investors may evaluate their ETF choices on various factors. Our ETF experts offer a quick primer.

Volatility Creating Value Opportunity in US Equities

While investors are weary of this down market, veteran equity value investor Bill Nygren shares why this landscape presents attractive opportunities.

Is the Market Looking Past Lowered Earnings Estimates?

While they aren’t yet reflected in the broad Index, S&P 500® earnings expectations have been revised much lower since mid-year.

US Inflation Tracker

US Inflation Tracker highlights key indicators from personal consumption and supply chain bottlenecks to housing, wage pressures and inflation expectations.

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Public Enemy #1: Inflation

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz reviews October’s positive stock market performance, mixed economic data, and the Fed’s ongoing battle to tame inflation.

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Policy & Politics Podcast Midterms 2022: A Wild Ride Ahead

Government affairs specialist Susan Olson and political expert Bob Marsh dive into the issues, the Trump factor, and shifting momentum of Midterms 2022.

An Examination of the 2022 Midterms: A Wild Ride Ahead

Government affairs expert Susan Olson analyzes what promises to be an unpredictable midterm given unprecedented issues, Trump, and plain old math.

Investment Outlook: A Cautious View Amid Continued Fed Hiking

More Fed tightening, potential long-term US dollar strength, resilient earnings but challenged equities, some value in credit sectors, and no imminent resolution in Ukraine.

  • October 21, 2022
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Policy & Politics Podcast: A Deep Dive into Today’s Housing Market with an Industry Expert

Susan Olson talks housing with an industry expert. Despite short supply, rising interest rates, and regulatory challenges, the long-term view is optimistic.

Economic Well-Being of US Consumers in Decline?

While the market narrative points to excess consumer savings, survey data indicate a decline in US consumers’ economic well-being over the past year.

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King Dollar and the Double Whammy

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz explains how the strong dollar, global energy shock, and no end in sight for rate hikes are roiling the capital markets.

Active ETFs Shine During Volatile Market Cycles

Active ETF managers may offer added return potential in volatile markets via their ability to invest opportunistically while managing risk.

Positioning Portfolios for Fading Inflation

As year-over-year inflation shows signs of peaking, investors may want to revisit portfolio allocations.

Top 5 Financial Advisor Questions About ETFs

Natixis experts sum up ETF benefits and attributes from best execution, tax efficiency, and liquidity to the creation/redemption process and more.

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Tax Efficiency and Beyond: An Inside Look at Direct Indexing

Learn about the fully customizable, tax-managed index portfolios available from Natixis Investment Managers Solutions.

Fixed Income Dashboard

The quarterly Fixed Income Dashboard provides key relative data points ranging from credit conditions and inflation trends to asset flows and yields.

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Readying for Recession: High Yield Credit vs. Bank Loans Today

High yield is in relatively good shape if recession hits while bank loans are more challenged. Matt Eagan of Loomis Sayles’ Full Discretion Team explains.

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Are We There Yet? Pulse Check: Macro, Markets & Inflation

Portfolio strategists discuss topics including the path of inflation, supply chain dynamics, dollar strength and the markets’ reactions.

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Why Active ETFs Matter During Volatile Times

NYSE’s ETF Leaders series profiles Vaughan Nelson’s Dan Hughes on how a truly active approach aims to help clients navigate today’s challenging markets.

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Potential ETF Options Amid Persistent Volatility

Prices, inflation, interest rates are rising amid continued volatility. The only thing not rising is consumer confidence. How can advisors be prepared?

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Higher for Longer

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses the market reversal in August, Federal Reserve policy, labor market trends and the likely path of inflation.

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Summarized

Natixis government affairs specialist Susan Olson outlines the nuts and bolts of the long-awaited Inflation Reduction Act.

The Magic of ETF Primary Markets: A Look Behind the Curtain

The behind-the-scenes workings of the primary market helps to explain some of the unique advantages that ETFs can provide for investors.

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Are We Getting Ahead of Ourselves?

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz covers topics including July’s market rally, inflation, corporate earnings, dollar strength, and risks for recession.

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Late Expansion Value in Corporate and Convertible Bonds

Late expansion phase views and select value picks in corporate bonds and convertibles are shared by Loomis, Sayles & Co. Full Discretion Team’s Brian Kennedy.

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CE Credit: US Politics in 2022 and Implications for Investors

Government affairs expert Susan Olson examines a shifting political landscape, Congress’s busy agenda, and ambitious investment-related regulatory activity.

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Market Drivers and Value in Global Equities

What’s on Vaughan Nelson’s shopping list for value stocks at midyear mark? CEO Chris Wallis talks market dynamics and areas of deep discounts.

Are We In A Recession?

Portfolio strategist explains that while inflation is a real concern, fears of an economic recession in 2022 may well be overblown.

Mid-Year 2022 ETF Trends to Watch

At midyear Natixis’ ETF experts discuss investor trends for the rest of 2022 regarding active vs. passive, value vs. growth, and short- vs. long-term ETFs.

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Managed Futures and Market Stress

AlphaSimplex’s Katy Kaminski discusses crisis alpha, why trend-following strategies generated positive returns in 1H, and trends to watch in 2H 2022.

Strategist Outlook: The End of Easy Money

With recession looming, central bank policy is a linchpin in H2 prospects.

3 Tips for Trading ETFs

Trading ETFs can be different from buying and selling individual securities – here are three important tips to consider.

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Fact Checking the Bears

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz considers the inflation scare, the growth scare, and rising risks of a recession.

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Shift of Dismay: Inflation, Markets & Volatility at Midyear

Portfolio strategists discuss inflation, rate hikes, the potential for recession, US consumers – and where the markets could go from here.

That Was a Doozy: The Fed's 75bp Rate Hike and Inflation

Why the Fed went big at its June meeting is analyzed by Portfolio Strategist Garrett Melson, along with inflation, recession, and further rate hikes.

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Revenge Spending and a Market U-Turn

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz examines shifts in the inflation narrative, consumer spending, and labor market trends that drove market action in May.

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Stepping Up Resiliency of Fixed Income Portfolios

Now’s the time to balance interest rate and credit risk in fixed income portfolios, explains Matt Eagan, Co-Head of Loomis Sayles’ Full Discretion Team.

High Yield Bonds and Loans: The Correlation Breakdown

What drives the relationship between bank loans and high yield bonds, and why it matters for fixed income investors is explored by Loomis Sayles.

  • May 19, 2022
Macro Uncertainty and Managed Futures: Navigating the Extremes

Performance impact of market selloffs and rallies across asset classes and trend-following strategies is analyzed.

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Devils, Details, and Market Overhangs

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz explains why the markets need clarity on three uncertainty overhangs before they can gain some traction.

Multisector Matters: Volatility Means Mispriced Bond Opportunity

Where the Loomis Sayles Full Discretion Team is finding favorable prices and security selection opportunities amidst heightened volatility is explored.

Can Big Tech Earnings Calm Market Fears?

What’s driving the markets, and if Big Tech can save the day or exacerbate a selloff, is analyzed.

An Inverted Yield Curve May Signal Recession, But Not Always

While the road ahead may be challenging and uneven, the yield curve can be over-interpreted. Loomis Sayles Core Plus Team Member Michael Gladchun explains.

  • April 20, 2022
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A New Age for Geopolitics and Global Markets

Amid unrest on multiple fronts, Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Matt Eagan, CFA® sheds light on geopolitical shifts with likely impact on investors.

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Equity Outlook: Get Ready for Volatility & Value Plays

Geopolitical, inflationary, and policy pressures may increase volatility in equity markets and value opportunities, says Chris Wallis, CEO, Vaughan Nelson.

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Perhaps Far-Fetched, Putin’s Argument for War Is Spelled Out

Putin’s well-worn, ultranationalist, and perhaps revisionist historical perspective may, in his mind, justify the Ukraine invasion.

  • March 30, 2022
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Making Market Sense of Rates, Russia and Real Inflation

Portfolio strategists explain why fears about rates, energy prices, inflation and recession may be overblown.

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Consumer Needs, Aging Baby Boomers, Covid Drive US Real Estate Trends

AEW Research Director Mike Acton, CFA® discusses 4 developing US property sectors: senior housing, cold storage, medical office, lab/life science property.

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How Bonds Really React to Rising Rates

How rising interest rates help deliver more total return to investors’ bond portfolios is explained in this bond basics video by Loomis Sayles.

  • March 18, 2022
Off Ramps for Russia and Markets

Three scenarios for the Russia-Ukraine crisis and their potential ripple effects across global markets are examined.

Macro Consequences of Russia's Invasion

How direct and indirect risks, sanctions, commodity prices, and investor sentiment may impact the world as Russia continues its drive is analyzed.

Bank Loan Basics: An Income Diversifier for All Times

An introduction to bank loans and their benefits: seniority, security, floating interest rates, and diversification for the short or long term.

  • March 4, 2022
The Fed Hiking Cycle: How Tight Is Tighter?

Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Full Discretion Team Co-Head Matt Eagan on how easy Fed monetary policy has been, and the implications as tightening transpires.

Russia's Global Supply Chain Leverage

Loomis, Sayles & Company's Senior Sovereign Analyst, Hassan Malik, CFA®, considers the less obvious dependencies on Russia, including aluminum and titanium.

  • February 25, 2022
What Russia's Reach into Ukraine May Mean for Markets

Potential impact on global markets, oil prices, inflation, and other risk factors of Putin’s moves are analyzed by our market and macroeconomic experts.

Flex Time: Tactically Allocating for Rising Yields

Advantages of a core plus bond approach with the flexibility to pull a lot of levers and pursue yield are explained by Loomis Sayles PM Rick Raczkowski.

What Does the Fed's Inflation Fight Mean for Fixed Income?

Fed policy moves, inflation, and security selection opportunities for active non-traditional fixed income managers are discussed by Loomis Sayles’ Matt Eagan.

Beyond Transitory: Inflation Takes Center Stage in 2022

As inflation continues to hit new highs, should investors be concerned?

  • January 27, 2022
A Year in Review: Active ETF Growth, Performance & Trends

Natixis’ ETF experts share encouraging development of active ETFs in 2021 as they gain exposure and momentum among investment professionals and consumers.

Welcome to the Meh Market

After a first half run-up, our market strategists think rate cuts are already priced in, leaving little to get excited about in the second half of 2019.



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