7 Back-to-School Market Lessons For Investors

Big risks, macroeconomic factors, and fall happenings investors should consider through the end of 2021 are examined.

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?

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.

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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.

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

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

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
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

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.

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.

Semi-Transparent ETFs: First Year Check-Up

It has now been over a year since the first semi-transparent exchange-traded fund (ETF) listed for trading in the United States. Now that these products have built up a performance and trading track record, let’s check in on how they’re performing.

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
Gen Z: Who Else?

Jens Peers, CFA, CEO, and CIO, Mirova US elaborates on the Generation Z and identifies key characteristics and trends, he also highlights some possible scenarios how it may impact other generations going forward.

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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.

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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

What global growth, transitory inflation and consumer spending is signaling and which asset classes look favorable for the second half are analyzed.

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.

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Peak Growth, the End of US Exceptionalism, and More

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses recent repositioning taken in light of the global coronavirus pandemic and presents some more thoughts on near-term market dynamics.

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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.

Three Questions for Short Duration Income ETF – LSST

Implications of rising interest rates, growing valuations and liquidity on portfolio positioning are answered by EJ Tateosian, CFA.®

  • May 10, 2021
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 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?

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

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

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
Yield Curve Control: An Experiment in Real Time

Loomis Sayles fixed income specialists on how yield curve control (YCC) policies compare to quantitative easing (QE) – and what it could mean for investors.

  • April 8, 2021
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.

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

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

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 Texas Energy Crisis and Fixed Income: Measuring Risk and Opportunity

Deregulated power companies in the state of Texas will incur short-term financial pain in light of the recent power crisis, but the news is not all bad.

  • March 8, 2021
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.

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.

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.

2021 Fund Selector Outlook

Get insight into key trends that are shaping a more optimistic outlook for the year ahead.

The Big Allocation Move for Institutions in 2021: No Move at All

Institutional investors are coming to grips with a key risk, amplified by 2020’s pandemic economy: negative interest rates.

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.

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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.

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2021 Fixed Income Outlook: Where’s the Yield, Risk, and Value?

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

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

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.

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

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
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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.

Will the 2020 Presidential Election Results Be Litigated?

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

ESG Investing Gains Ground during Covid-19 Times

Why ESG-related investments attracted inflows during the coronavirus crisis is discussed in this interview with Jens Peers, CEO & CIO of Mirova US.

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?

PM Jack Janasiewicz looks at how election years typically bring market volatility – but current economic fundamentals remain encouraging.

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?

A look at US savings levels and why the market is unlikely to roll over anytime soon.

Rising to the Times: Financial Professionals Must Adapt to Achieve Optimistic Growth Goals

Dave Goodsell dissects findings from the Global Survey of Financial Professionals for Wealth Management’s 2020 Midyear Review and Outlook edition.

The Age of Anxiety: Professional Fund Buyers Seek Alpha, Diversification – and Defense

Results from the 2019 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers predicted increased equity volatility and illustrate how professionals have been positioning portfolios for riskier market scenarios.

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.

2020 Institutional Outlook

The latest Global Survey of Institutional Investors reveals ten market trends institutions are watching in 2020.

Concerns and Expectations of Professional Fund Buyers for 2019

From market volatility to geopolitical uncertainty, see how professional fund buyers are facing the challenges of 2019, based on the 2018 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers.

Natixis Investment Managers Summit Highlights

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

Top Concerns for Professional Fund Buyers in 2018

With the return of market volatility, professional fund buyers reveal their top concerns–and how they plan to meet their goals despite them.

Risk on the Horizon: Institutional Investor Outlook for 2018

After a decade of low interest rates, low volatility, and high investment returns, are professional investors prepared for what’s ahead in 2018?

Riding the Aftershock: Wholesale Portfolio Manager Survey

How wholesale portfolio managers are finding opportunity amidst geopolitical instability, market volatility, and low interest rates.