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Gold Can Shine in a Dismal Dollar Environment
Charting the Market: Is the Value Rally Sustainable
May ETF Flows: Welcome Back, T.I.N.A.
Is This A Narrow Market Rally?
Investment Implications of the Oil Price Shock
Optimizing Asset Allocations Amid Multidimensional Uncertainty
In the face of multidimensional uncertainty, confidence will be driven by progress in treating the COVID-19 health crisis, appropriate policy response and clarity around the economic fallout.
Charting the Market: Looking Under the Rally’s Hood
COVID-19: Treatment Timeline and Investment Implications
Potential medical solutions for COVID-19 include testing ability, therapeutics, and vaccines. Economic confidence will return only once emergency needs related to the virus have been managed and contained.
The Impact of Crisis-Driven Dividend Cuts
The ramifications of dividend adjustments have been felt up and down the cap spectrum.The adjustments also underscore the differences between dividend-focused ETF strategy methodologies and why performance may be diverging in our current environment.
Charting the Market: A High Preference for Quality
Making Sense of Extreme Market Moves
While most commentators anticipate a V-shaped recovery, investors’ buying and selling actions reflect much more ambiguity. It is essential not to be swayed by judgments that either gloss over the difficulties or extrapolate challenges too far into the future.
Spotting Trends: Sectors to Consider in a Market Downturn
Reflections on the COVID-19 Crisis From a Long-Time EM Investor
It’s hard to believe that, as I approach my 50th year, more than half of my life has been focused on analyzing emerging markets.
Learning From China’s Experience Fighting Coronavirus
As Covid-19 disease reaches more countries and new reported cases continue to rise, public anxiety will increase and add more uncertainty for investors.
February ETF Flows: That Escalated Quickly
When Market Volatility Becomes a Relationship-Building Opportunity
Market volatility can trigger knee-jerk reactions that are best avoided by long-term investors. Two client types in particular are vulnerable to overreacting to the sharp downturn: Millennials and Boomers.
Putting the Virus-led Volatility in Context
Q&A with MSCI: Why Multifactor Index Construction Matters—Part 1
The rise of multifactor strategies has been an important evolution within smart beta. There are varying approaches to constructing multifactor indices, resulting in considerably different index composition.
Charting the Market: Presidential Politics and Portfolios
January ETF Flows: A Tale of Two Halves
ESG Oversight Framework for Directors
Over the past three years, there has been a noticeable change in directors’ recognition of the importance of sustainability or ESG issues to investors. When we first called on boards to incorporate sustainability into long-term strategy in 2017, only a few companies, mainly in Europe, could demonstrate that they had considered ESG in their strategy.
Spotting Trends: 3 Sectors We’re Looking at in Q1
The Big What If: Consumers Sneeze and the US Economy Gets the Flu?
The flu causes substantial mortality and loss of productivity in the US each year. The flu is responsible for an estimated average $10.4 billion in direct medical costs and over $16 billion in lost earnings each year.
The Big What If: The 1920s Economy Has Lessons for Today?
Does history rhyme or does it repeat? As the page turns to a new year and a new decade, the economy is booming, driven by rapid technological advancement and set against rising inequality, fringe political movements and protectionist sentiment. The same was true 100 years ago. And once again, the ‘20s seem poised to mark a decade of transition.