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Market volatility: Assessing the wild ride

Lower energy costs, market selloffs, and sovereign debt struggles are bringing plenty of worry to today's markets. In this collection, we discuss the options for how to handle the current turbulence.

 
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No pressure: Look beyond the “January barometer”

Author: Joshua Berger, CFA, CMT

Each January, equity investors try to divine market behavior for the coming year. Where will markets be on December 31? What will drive or detract from performance? How should I position my portfolio? The "...

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The case for absolute-return fixed income

Author: Paul Skinner

Today’s unsettled market conditions bolster the case for absolute-return approaches with no systematic beta bias. There is ample opportunity for active managers across the global government bond and...

File under: Market volatility: Assessing the wild ride, Fixed income strategies for today — and tomorrow, Preparing for a rising-rate environment

 
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Amid market volatility, the structural case for CoCos remains sound

Author: David Marshak

Following a strong finish in 2015, which propelled bank contingent securities1 (CoCos) to a 6.9% return for the year according to the BofA ML Contingent Capital Index, the asset class has declined sharply so...

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