This year we have favored financial stocks on the basis of earnings momentum, deregulation, a steepening yield curve and the value factor.
The U.S. dollar’s rally, underpinned by strong U.S. growth expectations and widening interest rate differentials versus other economies, has key driver of tighter global financial conditions. The dollar is a central transmission channel for financial conditions, as well as an important measure of risk appetite.
Yesterday’s alpha has been unbundled into market capitalization index, factors and alpha-seeking investments. What does this mean for investors? Is active dead? Of course not! But factors can enhance traditional portfolios by considering a third dimension of return.
We are constructive on Chinese equities despite tensions over trade. We see protectionist threats as largely negotiating tactics, while Chinese reforms, a stable growth environment and a solid earnings outlook support equities.
Economic reforms remain critical for emerging economies' attempts to successfully transition from low-wage industrial economies to high-skilled, consumption-based economies.
Italian general elections were held on March 4, 2018. The election results point to a hung parliament, with no party or coalition winning enough votes to form a government.
Check out our primer on the March 4th General Election in Italy to learn about the potential political implications and possible market impacts.
Learn why the current environment may support country investing.
Parsing different yield curve regimes for clues on potential equity returns.
The ETF Investment Strategy surveys key risks around the globe including trade policy, geopolitical tensions and reform efforts.
Learn why the U.S. financial sector may be poised for growth in 2018.
We prefer to take economic risk in equities over credit given tight spreads, low yields and a maturing cycle. We expect increasing profitability to power equity returns, especially in Japan and emerging markets (EM).
The U.S. economy is shifting from reflation to inflation – and we have greater confidence in inflation returning to its medium-term trend and the Federal Reserve’s target. Better wage growth and potential fiscal stimulus should cement this transition.
Potential Growth Opportunities in Healthcare. Learn why biotech and managed care industries are two examples where a focus on long-term trends may be rewarded.
The aerospace and defense industry has captured investors’ attention following President Trump’s election, rising geopolitical tension and potential tax reform. What’s next? Learn about the fundamental drivers of growth in the aerospace and defense industry.
Here’s what investors consider when deciding whether to invest in long-only or long-short factor strategies, including relative and absolute return goals.
Here are four developments within the technology sector that are worth investment consideration.
Potential implications of Prime Minister Abe’s convincing win.
Learn from our experts on what may further support small cap outperformance.