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In denial, but for how long?
In denial, but for how long?
In our latest Central Bank Watcher, we examine the policy and actions of the world’s major central banks.
11-01-2019 | Insight
It’s late cycle but not end cycle
It’s late cycle but not end cycle
Markets continue to be weak and volatile, while growth expectations are depressed globally.
10-01-2019 | Quarterly outlook
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
Climate change action tops my projections for 2019 and beyond
Climate change action tops my projections for 2019 and beyond
The new year is upon us, and the projections for 2019 markets are being digested by investors.
07-01-2019 | Column
The outlook for credits: The emperor is naked
The outlook for credits: The emperor is naked
Despite our repeated concerns about high corporate leverage and too much risk appetite, it is only now that credit markets are beginning to react to the global economic slowdown, and the next recession is being openly discussed.
20-12-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Multi Factor Absolute Return: sustainable diversifier
Multi Factor Absolute Return: sustainable diversifier
13-12-2018 | Insight
Best reads of 2018
Best reads of 2018
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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
Lessons from our 2018 ‘Super Quant’ internships
Lessons from our 2018 ‘Super Quant’ internships
Top-notch investment strategies require top-notch research.
05-12-2018 | Insight
Multi-factor bonds: an alternative to passive fixed income
Multi-factor bonds: an alternative to passive fixed income
A growing number of investors are implementing their fixed income strategies through passive Exchange Traded funds (ETFs).
28-11-2018 | Insight
The return of Term Premium
The return of Term Premium
Despite all the focus on the inflation outlook and ongoing Fed hikes, the recent sell-off in US Treasuries was actually driven to a large extent by a reawaking of the term premium.
19-11-2018 | Insight
Outlook 2019: Turbulence ahead
Outlook 2019: Turbulence ahead
Next year we expect the markets to have two faces.
08-11-2018 | 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
Investment outlook 2019
Investment outlook 2019
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Bond. Corporate Bond
Bond. Corporate Bond
What should and should not be included in strategic asset allocation is a hotly debated topic.
05-11-2018 | 5-Year outlook
Tightening in tougher conditions
Tightening in tougher conditions
In our new Central Bank Watcher, we examine the policy and actions of the world’s major central banks (Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, People’s Bank of China and the Bank of Japan).
30-10-2018 | Insight
Brazilian markets surf in the conservative wave
Brazilian markets surf in the conservative wave
Planned reforms in Brazil by new President Jair Bolsonaro are set to be welcomed by investors.
29-10-2018 | Emerging markets alert
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
Beware the monetary tide is turning
Beware the monetary tide is turning
Tighter dollar liquidity and a trade war that is fast becoming a deeper economic struggle will continue to affect markets.
24-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Brexit - still bordering on the ridiculous
Brexit - still bordering on the ridiculous
Stalemate over the Irish border is raising the risk that the UK will crash out of the EU without a deal, says Robeco Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
16-10-2018 | 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
Expected Returns: Patience is a virtue
Expected Returns: Patience is a virtue
Modest returns on equities and bonds that are still in negative territory mean investors will need to be patient, our new five-year outlook predicts.
08-10-2018 | 5-Year outlook
The outlook for credits: crowding out credit
The outlook for credits: crowding out credit
The US economy is still firing on all cylinders.
05-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Sustainability and the role of finance
Sustainability and the role of finance
Sustainability is usually defined as meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
02-10-2018 | Insight
5-year Expected Returns: Patience is a virtue
5-year Expected Returns: Patience is a virtue
Download our Expected Returns 2019-2023 report (116 pages).
28-09-2018 | 5-Year outlook
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
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
End of the easy money era
End of the easy money era
For the first time since 2009 all the major central banks are singing from the same hymn sheet: the only way is up!
21-08-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Sustainability investing is well established in the West, though some doubt whether it can work in emerging markets battling with bigger issues.
08-08-2018 | Insight
Trade risks are complicating the picture for bonds
Trade risks are complicating the picture for bonds
The trade war threat and political risks in Italy are reasons to remain cautious on bonds.
20-07-2018 | Quarterly outlook

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