George Milling-Stanley of State Street Global Advisors provides his outlook for gold in 2023, as well as the specific headwinds and tailwinds he expect to drive price activity moving forward.
For the last decade, central bank gold purchases have accounted for between 10% and 15% of total gold demand. George Milling-Stanley of SSGA takes a look at historical gold purchasing cycles over the past 50 years…
George Milling-Stanley, Chief Gold Strategist at State Street Global Advisors, discusses the current gold market environment as well as several reasons why investors can remain optimistic about gold’s outlook moving forward.
After a year that offered the best of times and the worst of times, how might COVID-19 vaccines, a new administration and more global cooperation support a healthy rebound in 2021? Download our 2021 Market Outlook to get 3 strategies for the way forward.
Volatility, low rates, and rising risks supported gold’s price and investment demand in 2020, driving it to reach a new all-time high during the year. Despite some moderation on the volatility front post-election, the new year is looking poised to serve up more uncertainty for investors. See how George Milling-Stanley sees the gold market reacting, and what it may mean for gold’s price in 2021.
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Heading into 2020, there are a lot of positive signs in the market. However, the margin for error in 2020 will likely be as small as it’s been in a very long time. Read our 2020 ETF Market Outlook to find out how to:
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Many investors use point-in-time statistics for the most recent 30 or 90 trading days to assess the liquidity profile of an ETF. This is a problem because — with the exception of a few highly liquid ETFs — a fund’s liquidity profile can change in different market regimes, especially in periods of high volatility. This paper explores how ETFs’ liquidity dynamics impact total cost of ownership (TCO), underscoring why investors need to look beyond a single period statistic when analyzing liquidity.
Despite record inflows into fixed income ETFs, concerns around the growth of these funds leading to an outsized impact on the fixed income market and the distortion of bond prices are still overblown, according to the data.
This article draws parallels between the blockbuster film ‘Back to the Future’ and portfolio rebalancing—underscoring the importance of timing when rebalancing, why it should be a greater consideration in the due diligence process and how it can influence portfolio performance over time.
To make a quantitative and systematic assessment of how different sectors performed through various business cycles, we used the Conference Board Leading Economic Indicator Index (LEI) to segregate business cycles and evaluated sector performance over multiple business cycles between 1960 and 2018. This provided a good sample size to evaluate sector performance persistency for different cycles.
Corporate profits and economic growth remain positive, but are past their peak. Investors may soon find that reaching the summit was the easy part. The real challenges occur in the climb down. Chief Investment Strategist Michael Arone, CFA and Head of SPDR® Americas Research Matthew Bartolini, CFA present three strategies to position for a market with potentially more downside than upside.
In spite of its recent track record, value is not dead. It’s just been wounded a few times since the financial crisis, as investors favored growth-oriented segments of the market amidst easy monetary policy.