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Central banks' post-pandemic playbook
Central banks' post-pandemic playbook
Central banks have thrown the proverbial kitchen sink at their fight to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19.
20-10-2021 | 5-Year outlook
What's so cryptic about cryptocurrencies?
What's so cryptic about cryptocurrencies?
Bitcoin could qualify as digital gold, and the blockchain technology behind it has enormous potential, say quant researcher Laurens Swinkels and strategist Peter van der Welle.
13-10-2021 | 5-Year outlook
Taking a more cautionary stance against stagflationary turbulence
Taking a more cautionary stance against stagflationary turbulence
Market fears of stagflation have prompted Robeco’s multi-asset team to take some risk off the table and stash more cash.
08-10-2021 | Monthly outlook
Some factors are now more equal than others
Some factors are now more equal than others
There is no free lunch when it comes to harvesting factor premiums.
06-10-2021 | 5-Year outlook
Factoring climate change into Expected Returns forecasts
Factoring climate change into Expected Returns forecasts
The impact of climate change has been factored into the core forecasts in Expected Returns for the first time in the five-year outlook’s 11-year history.
30-09-2021 | 5-Year outlook
The profits party peaks, but the aftermath looks benign
The profits party peaks, but the aftermath looks benign
Corporate earnings which have soared in the Covid-19 recovery are now flattening out.
07-09-2021 | Monthly outlook
How capex holds the key to a self-sustaining economic recovery
How capex holds the key to a self-sustaining economic recovery
Capital expenditure to fix supply shortages and meet burgeoning demand is seen figuring strongly in the post-Covid recovery.
08-07-2021 | Monthly outlook
Credit outlook: Humble
Credit outlook: Humble
It’s best to be humble about the many unknowns and distortions as economies reopen.
23-06-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Europe takes up the baton
Europe takes up the baton
Vaccination success will allow Europe’s economic recovery to catch up with the US and China, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-06-2021 | Monthly outlook
Metals – anything but rusty
Metals – anything but rusty
Commodity prices can continue to rise on a string of favorable factors, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
07-05-2021 | Monthly outlook
Bitcoin as digital gold – a multi-asset perspective
Bitcoin as digital gold – a multi-asset perspective
Bitcoin is often derided as being highly volatile, but as digital gold it could play a role in a multi-asset portfolio, says investor Jeroen Blokland.
09-04-2021 | Monthly outlook
Credit outlook: Running the economy hot
Credit outlook: Running the economy hot
While it’s possible that credits could keep rallying, the margin for error is extremely limited.
31-03-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Bonds: Shaken, not stirred
Bonds: Shaken, not stirred
A rise in bond yields has left central banks shaken but not stirred as the world comes out of lockdown, says Robeco’s multi-asset team.
08-03-2021 | Monthly outlook
The old school recovery
The old school recovery
A focus on stimulating the real economy will make the post-Covid-19 recovery different from previous ones, says Robeco’s Multi Asset team.
05-02-2021 | Monthly outlook
North-south divide emerges in Country Sustainability Ranking
North-south divide emerges in Country Sustainability Ranking
A clear gap between northern and southern European countries has emerged in the biannual Robeco Country Sustainability Ranking.
20-01-2021 | Yearly outlook
Markets will mirror vaccination success
Markets will mirror vaccination success
Vaccination rates acting as the key to ending the Covid-19 crisis are seen determining market success in early 2021.
08-01-2021 | Monthly outlook
Credit outlook: TINA is still singing
Credit outlook: TINA is still singing
Markets are pricing for the best possible outcome.
17-12-2020 | Quarterly outlook
The road ahead for the SDGs
The road ahead for the SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been taking sustainable investing to the next level.
10-12-2020 | Yearly outlook
The Value tortoise is on the move
The Value tortoise is on the move
The availability of an effective Covid-19 vaccine may trigger a revival for Value investing, says Robeco strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-12-2020 | Monthly outlook
Unlocking 5G’s potential
Unlocking 5G’s potential
We believe 2021 will be an inflection point for 5G – and a select group of companies will reap the fruits of this powerful shift.
03-12-2020 | Yearly outlook
Filtering out fraud risk in Chinese A-share markets
Filtering out fraud risk in Chinese A-share markets
Chinese equity markets have emerged as one of the big winners following the Covid-19 shock.
26-11-2020 | Yearly outlook
Outlook 2021: Tackling the trilemma
Outlook 2021: Tackling the trilemma
Finding the right balance between three things – public health, normal economic functioning, and personal freedoms – will be the main challenge for policymakers in 2021.
19-11-2020 | Yearly outlook
Factor investing – going beyond Fama and French
Factor investing – going beyond Fama and French
There is more to factor investing than the standard academic factors, says Head of Quant Research David Blitz.
02-11-2020 | 5-Year outlook
Interest rates – don’t be so negative
Interest rates – don’t be so negative
How fashionable will negative interest rates be in five years’ time?
26-10-2020 | 5-Year outlook
Trends investing: finding the winners among skewed equity returns
Trends investing: finding the winners among skewed equity returns
A tiny proportion of stocks account for most of the market’s returns.
19-10-2020 | 5-Year outlook
Carbon pricing, asset allocation and climate goals
Carbon pricing, asset allocation and climate goals
Assessing carbon risk in portfolios is a difficult but necessary task for investors.
12-10-2020 | 5-Year outlook
Running on fumes, in search of the next refill
Running on fumes, in search of the next refill
Markets need a major catalyst to move higher as they face headwinds led by the US elections and Covid-19, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-10-2020 | Monthly outlook
Money for nothing, inflation not guaranteed
Money for nothing, inflation not guaranteed
The massive stimulus to restart economies following the Covid-19 crisis isn’t likely to trigger inflation, say Bob Stoutjesdijk, Rikkert Scholten and Martin van Vliet of Robeco’s Global Macro team.
05-10-2020 | 5-Year outlook
5-year Expected Returns: Brave real world
5-year Expected Returns: Brave real world
Few would doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the world.
29-09-2020 | 5-Year outlook
Credit outlook: Markets already have the vaccine
Credit outlook: Markets already have the vaccine
The world is waiting for a vaccine that will enable us to return to our normal lives.
29-09-2020 | Quarterly outlook
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