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Macro and market
 
Mar 2017
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Macro and market

With uncertainty so high, why is market volatility so low?

Authors: Sunil Kapadia, ...

The outlook for economies and investment markets worldwide seems unusually uncertain amid rising anti-globalization sentiment and electoral surprises such as Brexit and Donald Trump’s win. At the same...

File under: Market volatility: Assessing the wild ride

 
Mar 2017
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Macro and market

A framework for thinking about rising inflation: Think Function, Not Form

Author: Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson

Think Function, Not Form (TFNF) is an asset allocation framework I use to help me construct portfolios with diversified exposure to investments that have the potential to outperform in various economic...

 
Mar 2017
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Macro and market

Monthly Market Snapshot: February 2017

Author: Samuel A. Sanom, CFA

Equities Global equities (+3.0%) rallied for the fourth consecutive month, ending February with a 4.6% gain year to date. Despite escalating European political risk and uncertainty surrounding President Trump...

 
Feb 2017
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Macro and market

Do bonds diversify equity risk?

Authors: Sunil Kapadia, ...

Our analysis suggests that the benefits of government bonds as diversifiers of equity risk have been weakening in recent years, as evidenced by higher correlations of government bonds to equity prices....

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