Inflation reached 5% in 2021 for the first time since 2008. Should investors be concerned?
Economic growth appears favorable for credit and equity markets in 2021, says Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Senior Macro Strategies Analyst Craig Burelle.
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.
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.
Analysis of recent data indicates that a growing percentage of investors are willing to pay a premium for protection against large equity market moves.
What global growth, transitory inflation and consumer spending is signaling and which asset classes look favorable for the second half are analyzed.
Consultants discuss how the growing divergence in the equity market has affected portfolio allocations – and highlight sectors advisors may have missed.
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 the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021 may mean for investors if passed into law is explained by government policy specialist Susan Olson.
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.
The Fed’s June meeting dot plot shock, inflation views, and market reactions are assessed by Portfolio Strategists Jack Janasiewicz and Garrett Melson.
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.
Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek discusses prospects for growth, inflation, and evolving risks in the second half.
Details, dilemmas, and timing of President Biden’s $4 trillion infrastructure plans and tax hikes are covered by our DC-based government affairs specialist.
Despite the presence of volatility dampening forces, current average volatility is significantly higher than it was during the previous two low-vol phases.
President Biden’s proposed tax increases for high-income households, the likelihood of their passing in Congress, and ways to prepare portfolios are examined.
New dynamics, trade, inflation, risks, and opportunities in emerging markets are explored by WCM Portfolio Manager Mike Tian and Barron’s editor Reshma Kapadia.
Sustainability of economic and market growth as the US and world reopen and big infrastructure plans are discussed by Vaughan Nelson’s Chris Wallis.
Global market specialists share perspectives on the key market indicators they are closely watching and what may unfold in the months ahead.
Accelerating vaccinations and reopenings should boost global growth and restart reflation, explains Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek.
Trend-following managers from AlphaSimplex analyze new market moves, inflation, and what it may mean for bonds, commodities, and currencies.
For PM Bill Nygren of Harris Associates, finding value in the post-pandemic world equates to a focus on trend acceleration worldwide.
Three portfolio managers from Vaughan Nelson Investment Management explain why and where international small caps are offering more opportunities today.
Loomis Sayles credit research analysts believe that while Texas may have thawed out after its winter storm crisis, the repercussions are far from over.
Portfolio Managers Mike Trigg and Jon Tringale believe post-pandemic markets offer emerging market investors significant opportunity – here’s why.
Macro specialist Esty Dwek looks at interest rates and inflation risk amid the Covid-19 vaccination effort and economic recovery.
Two Washington veterans share their insights on potential changes to the regulation landscape under President Biden – including taxes and sustainable investing.
Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer David Herro, CFA® of Harris Associates provides his take on the post-pandemic investment landscape.
Peter Palfrey, co-manager of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Core Plus Bond strategy, shares insight on factors shaping today’s fixed income markets.
PM and macro analyst Jack Janasiewicz believes markets will remain preoccupied with rates and inflation, despite an absence of strong signals from the Fed.
As the Covid-19 vaccination rollout continues, the latest round of federal fiscal aid focuses on maintaining consumer spending and mitigating unemployment.
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.
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.
While the question of how high bond yields may rise is important, equity market fundamentals continue to look strong for the near term.
The Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (LSST) takes an active approach to risk-first fixed income.
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.
Moments of irrational exuberance provide useful reminders that markets don’t always behave in ways consistent with traditional economic theory.
Despite a vastly increased global money supply, enduring economic challenges related to the pandemic are likely to limit near-term inflation risk.
Macro specialist Esty Dwek and Seb Dance of Signum Global Advisors break down the market realities and political tensions of the Brexit trade agreement.
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.
Among various foreign policy aims, the Biden administration is expected to take a different approach to US-China relations – including on trade.
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.
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.
Return variances, Fed support, EM, and Covid losers now looking attractive are covered by fixed income experts from Loomis, Sayles & Co. and Harris Associates.
Gauging the potential market effects of the post-pandemic economy on the exchange-traded funds universe.
Accommodative monetary and fiscal policy and potential post-pandemic supply/demand challenges are raising long-dormant questions about inflation.
The transition to renewable power has raised concerns among investors with stakes in utilities supported by more conventional power generation facilities.
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.
A look the state of credit markets and how the post-pandemic recovery may effect opportunities and risks for fixed income investors.
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.
A look at early Election 2020 results and what they could mean for policy and politics over the near term.
Systematic trading strategies can’t predict election outcomes, but short-term market trends can offer insights and opportunities for investment.
David Herro of Harris Associates discusses how the economic repercussions of Covid-19 are creating long-term growth prospects for value investors.
A contested election could lead to market volatility, but it may not be a foregone conclusion.
Economics of COVID-19, climate change, income inequality, and other risks weighing on retirement systems are explored by retirement and global market specialists.
5 P’s of discipline, call for world leadership on pandemic, democracy and contested election insight from former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card.
Fiscal and monetary action has helped avert a COVID-19 economic crisis, but should investors be concerned about too much of a good thing?
PM Jack Janasiewicz looks at how election years typically bring market volatility – but current economic fundamentals remain encouraging.
VP of Government Relations Susan Olson reflects on what the nomination process could mean for the 2020 elections.
AlphaSimplex Chief Research Strategist, portfolio manager and inventor of “crisis alpha” Kathryn Kaminski discusses how her approach can benefit investors.
What role can the financial community play in advancing important societal issues? Three executives share insight on greater engagement and collaborating with other sectors.
Following the quickest selloff and rebound in history, the Natixis Strategist Outlook offers diverging views to the question: What comes next?
A look at US savings levels and why the market is unlikely to roll over anytime soon.
While continuing public health challenges are tempering momentum, monetary and fiscal stimulus is helping maintain resilience.
As the slow economic recovery continues, a look at regional case surges, recent record market highs, election season, and the path forward.
Jobless claims, industrial vs. service sector recovery, US dollar and stock market movement are analyzed by Chris Wallis, CEO, CIO at Vaughan Nelson in this podcast.
Excited talk of taxes and regulation may be distracting from a more market-friendly reality.
Learn why investing regularly, regardless of market conditions, is a strategy that can work in any market environment.
The influence of new data privacy rules across the broader digital economy is likely to leave no business sector unaffected.
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.
Experience world leaders and innovators exchanging fresh ideas at the inaugural Natixis Investment Managers Summit.