Applying volatility benchmarks correctly is the key to effective portfolio management.
Persistent … or transitory? It’s the inflation question that has been weighing on financial markets over the last year. As each economic data point trickles out, it is analyzed and re-analyzed, with that focus in mind. But it may be the wrong question to ask.
Investors are worried.
U.S. equities are lower as the recent volatility continues despite yesterday's gains.
Linde is the largest industrial gas company worldwide and an innovator in the highly engineered technologies used to deliver gas to customers.
There is increasing awareness among investors of the important role that responsible investing plays in a well-diversified portfolio.
The outlook for credit amid rising inflation, monetary tightening, and war in Europe.
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U.S. equities are trading lower in afternoon action with the markets unable to extend yesterday's solid gains.
Stocks start the week higher following recent bearishness.
Dover Corporation is a diversified holding company serving more than 200 product categories in the industrial, energy and manufacturing industries.
“What does a yellow light mean? Slow down!
U.S. equities plunged, finishing near the lows of the day, following disappointing quarterly results from Target Corporation and Lowe's Companies, with both retailers warning of rising cost pressures.
U.S. stocks are trading lower as another week begins on the heels of six-straight weekly losses for the S&P 500.
The Northern Trust Economics team shares its outlook for growth, inflation and interest rates.
Tax Day has come and gone.
Until recently, inflation and interest rates had been on a secular downtrend after peaking in the early 1980s.
Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the US, offering a range of products for home, land, pets, and animals—everything except tractors.
In the first quarter of 2022, financial markets abruptly reversed course and volatility increased significantly.
Russia’s tragic invasion of Ukraine has layered on existing supply imbalances, causing geopolitical uncertainty and a global energy shock.
Sensient is a leading global maker of colors, flavors and specialty ingredients for the cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical industries.
This post explains why we believe GARP Investing may be another powerful way to protect and grow capital amid a speculative frenzy that appears to be on its way out.
Disaster is a strong but appropriate word that applies perfectly to the state of U.S. monetary policy.
High-yield bonds have a reputation for volatility.
Concerns about the Ukraine war, inflation, and the Fed were top of mind last quarter, but a lesser appreciated long-tern headwind is the de-globalization of the labor force, which could have profound effects on the economy.
Real Treasury bond yields fell into deeply negative territory in 2021.
The Northern Trust Economics team shares its outlook for key markets in the month ahead.
An often overlooked and underutilized fixed-income alternative, preferred securities offer investors compelling diversification and income opportunities in today's volatile, rising interest rate environment. With yields and returns comparable to high-yield fixed income, today's preferred securities have evolved into a distinct and attractive income-generating asset class.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exacerbated inflation, which was already rising. The big questions now are how far will the Fed be willing to go to slow inflation, and how will the market react as rates increase?
The war in Ukraine has further complicated the investment backdrop, and fears of a recession are rising now that the U.S. yield curve has inverted. Given so much uncertainty, we are focusing on what we can control and maintaining a defensive posture
An unusually strong tug of war between economic forces is playing out in global markets, with a booming economy and low unemployment offset by the effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and expanded inflation. Expectations over the timing and magnitude of Fed interest rate increases rapidly evolved as clarity began to emerge around central bank responses to inflation.
Over the past decade it has seemed like Value investors have been very much left on the sidelines, bemoaning rampant speculation and valuations untethered from fundamental reality, while Growth investors have, quite frankly, been living it up in some style.
It’s not just interest rate changes that affect the markets, changes in the Fed balance sheet can also be a source of negative returns to equity and bond markets.
The first quarter of 2022 brought violence that rocked communities – and markets – internationally. We look at what aftershocks may still be yet to come.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is one of the largest biotech companies in the world, providing state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments for serious diseases, including COVID-19.
Sanofi is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
The third largest homebuilder in the US, PulteGroup builds and sells homes in 40 cities across the country.
Known for its status as one of the top three US credit bureaus, Equifax is a global data analytics company with a goal of “helping people live their financial best.”
For more than 100 years, Belden has been a leader in designing and manufacturing the cables and wires connecting the infrastructure that controls our roads, buildings, factories, energy supplies and homes.
After living through more than two years of COVID-19, its variants, and the attendant supply-chain disruptions and inflation concerns, one thing is clear: Uncertainty is the only certainty.
Headquartered in Spring, Texas, with offices around the world, Hewlett Packard Enterprise helps businesses realize the power of their enterprise data.
Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, TechnologyOne is Australia’s leading enterprise software company.
After a third quarter where large capitalization US equities were barely up and global equities were down, both came roaring back in the fourth quarter of 2021.
We don’t expect the West to impose widespread sanctions in the event Russia invades Ukraine.
Recruit Group delivers the digital meeting spaces of choice for matching individuals and business clients.
Inflation, a tightening Fed, and geopolitical tensions have placed the stock market on edge in the early days of 2022. Targeted buying of investment themes with strong growth potential may help
As we examine the municipal bond “board” at the start this new year, it looks to us to be a more challenging one than a year ago. More like chess than checkers. Winning will likely require a more complex, multi-faceted strategy than in 2021.
The season before we started this annual “NFL Alphas” post, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders (formerly of Los Angeles and now of Las Vegas) in Super Bowl XXXVII.
We have never seen anything like this. Governments and their central banks injected approximately $30 trillion of fiscal and monetary stimulus into the global economy from February 2020 to the end of 2021.
Loomis Sayles' Mortgage and Structured Finance Team shares its views on key themes in 2022.