Does the Data Cry Recession?

While consensus opinion continues to say inflation is sticky, growth is slowing and recession is inevitable, the data may be telling a different story.

US Inflation Tracker

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

Inflation Inaction?

While inflation has surged to 40-year highs, our analysis shows that advisors have been hesitant to allocate to sectors known for inflation resiliency.

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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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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.

Positioning Portfolios for Fading Inflation

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

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Natixis 2022 Global Retirement Index: From Sydney to Seattle and Beyond

Retirement security is tough these days no matter where you call home. Natixis’ Center for Investor Insight head and an Australian retirement expert weigh in.

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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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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.

5 Midyear Trends in Model Investment Portfolios – Summer 2022

As correlations and inflation spiked in the first half of 2022, the best performing investment portfolios held inflation-protection assets, alternatives – and cash.

Student Loan Carry Trade – I Bond Update

The pause in student loan payment requirements in March 2020 created a unique investment opportunity for borrowers who wanted to put their savings to work.

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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.

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.

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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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From the Consultants’ Desk: Quantitative Tightening & Bonds

If the Federal Reserve is no longer buying bonds, what happens to bond prices?

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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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From the Consultants' Desk: Allocations in Volatile Markets

How inflation, volatile markets, recession fears, and ongoing uncertainty are affecting allocation decisions in financial advisors’ portfolios.

Will There Be a Recession in 2022?

Portfolio analysts evaluate key economic indicators and historical data to assess the likelihood of a US recession in the next 12 months.

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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.

Inflation Protection: An Equity-Centric View

Historical analysis highlights which equity sectors and strategies fare best when inflation heats up.

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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
5 Allocation Trends in Model Portfolios – Winter 2022

Allocations in advisors’ moderate models reflect disenchantment with growth stocks and growing concern about rising rates and inflation.

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.

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