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The new Long March of China
The new Long March of China
China’s attempts to combat a trade war with the US present an uphill battle for emerging market assets, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
07-06-2019 | Monthly outlook
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
As the A-share market opens up to investors and MSCI has taken an additional step to include A-shares, substantial capital flows are again expected to flow into China’s onshore market.
08-05-2019 | Insight
There’s no need to fear yield curve inversions
There’s no need to fear yield curve inversions
Inverted yield curves may famously herald recessions, but they do not harm market returns that much, says multi-asset investor Jeroen Blokland.
08-05-2019 | Monthly outlook
Value investing’s five principles that have stood the test of time
Value investing’s five principles that have stood the test of time
The value investment style continues to struggle against growth investing, as equity investors chase easy returns in volatile markets.
30-04-2019 | Insight
This time it’s different: best opportunities outside of the US
This time it’s different: best opportunities outside of the US
Since the beginning of the year, global equity markets have staged a swift comeback.
26-04-2019 | Column
China's new economy takes root
China's new economy takes root
The Chinese economy is currently experiencing a downturn and we believe it will hit rock bottom in the second quarter.
16-04-2019 | Insight
Risks to European equities are overstated
Risks to European equities are overstated
European stocks could become more attractive, as positive outcomes can be seen for their perceived risks, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
08-03-2019 | Monthly outlook
The challenges of integrating ESG into Chinese A-shares
The challenges of integrating ESG into Chinese A-shares
Growing interest in sustainability investing is driving changes in markets – but it faces distinct challenges in China.
26-02-2019 | Insight
Low risk in China
Low risk in China
Does low-risk investing work with A-shares?
13-02-2019 | From the field
Recession indicators are overrated for stock returns
Recession indicators are overrated for stock returns
Investors should beware of trying to use asset values to forecast recessions, says portfolio manager Jeroen Blokland.
08-02-2019 | Monthly outlook
Goldilocks vs Armageddon: It’s time to buy EM
Goldilocks vs Armageddon: It’s time to buy EM
We sold Goldilocks in the last quarter of 2018.
16-01-2019 | Column
Emerging stocks could make a comeback in 2019
Emerging stocks could make a comeback in 2019
A number of factors bode well for emerging market equities this year, says investor Jeroen Blokland.
10-01-2019 | Monthly outlook
Residualizing Momentum in China
Residualizing Momentum in China
Previous studies have reported weak results for standard Momentum strategies in China.
02-01-2019 | From the field
Rising up against passive S&P 500 strategies
Rising up against passive S&P 500 strategies
Many equity investors are giving up on active management.
20-12-2018 | Insight
Markets see the wind taken out of their sails
Markets see the wind taken out of their sails
Markets have seen choppy waters in recent months, but four factors are positive for stocks, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
07-12-2018 | Monthly outlook
Are emerging markets on the rebound?
Are emerging markets on the rebound?
We expect emerging market equities to outperform developed market equities in 2019.
29-11-2018 | Insight
A defensive market that is looking increasingly risky
A defensive market that is looking increasingly risky
Historically, switching to the US is an obvious choice at a late stage of the bull market when a shift towards more defensive equity allocation is desired.
09-11-2018 | Insight
Democrat poll win weakens Trump’s power
Democrat poll win weakens Trump’s power
A Democrat victory in US elections is positive for markets, though a return to fiscal discipline is unlikely, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
07-11-2018 | Insight
HK and Chinese valuations now in line with rest of Asia
HK and Chinese valuations now in line with rest of Asia
06-11-2018 | Insight
All roads lead to Rome but few lead to Italian debt sustainability
All roads lead to Rome but few lead to Italian debt sustainability
It was a warning made two and a half centuries ago – but it has stood the test of time.
29-10-2018 | 5-Year outlook
Will a blue wave mean Trump waves goodbye?
Will a blue wave mean Trump waves goodbye?
Mid-term US elections may spell trouble for President Trump, says Robeco Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
25-10-2018 | Insight
The potential rewards of diversifying away from US Equities
The potential rewards of diversifying away from US Equities
A perpetual problem for investors is deciding what assets to allocate to.
15-10-2018 | 5-Year outlook
Oh, what a lovely trade war!
Oh, what a lovely trade war!
There is little upside for investors in the escalating US-China trade war, warns Robeco Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
08-10-2018 | Monthly outlook
China on-site: GDP growth worries and the opportunities in electric vehicles
China on-site: GDP growth worries and the opportunities in electric vehicles
Are the worries about China’s growth rate justified?
04-10-2018 | Insight
Fed on a steady hiking path, at least for now
Fed on a steady hiking path, at least for now
At its 26 September meeting the Fed hiked rates and signaled a continuation of its gradual tightening path.
27-09-2018 | News
Five reasons for a strategic allocation to China A-shares
Five reasons for a strategic allocation to China A-shares
As the A-share market is opening up to investors and MSCI has just taken its first step to include A-shares, a lot of capital is expected to flow into the onshore Chinese market.
19-09-2018 | Insight
The power of earnings
The power of earnings
Investors should focus on the E and not just the P in the price/earnings ratio, says Robeco’s Jeroen Blokland.
10-09-2018 | Monthly outlook
China leads: robotics
China leads: robotics
China is installing more robots than any other nation.
06-09-2018 | Insight
Value investing – this time it’s no different
Value investing – this time it’s no different
Value investing will come back into fashion, despite the long rally in growth investing, say market specialists Mike Mullaney and Dan Farren.
30-08-2018 | Insight
Connecting China to the world
Connecting China to the world
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a major project, aiming to increase connectivity and cooperation between China on the one hand and European, Asian and African countries on the other.
27-08-2018 | Insight

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