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The Fed’s sugar rush rally
The Fed’s sugar rush rally
When the Fed starts cutting rates, it is easier to be long 2-year Treasuries than credit, says Global Macro team co-head Jamie Stuttard.
05-07-2019 | Monthly outlook
Graph of the week
Graph of the week

The interest-free society

28-06-2019 | 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
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
The average bitcoin transaction now uses 330,000 times more energy than a credit card, new research shows.
11-04-2019 | Stunning statistics
Battening down the hatches in risky assets
Battening down the hatches in risky assets
Investors fearing a downturn should not leave equity markets, but batten down some hatches in risky assets, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-04-2019 | 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
Buy Armageddon, sell Goldilocks
Buy Armageddon, sell Goldilocks
We sold a false sense of Goldilocks, now we should buy a misplaced fear of Armageddon.
15-01-2019 | Quarterly outlook
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
An alternative after all
An alternative after all
After eight consecutive Fed rate hikes, investors finally have an alternative to risky assets: USD cash.
15-11-2018 | 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
The strategic case for emerging markets factor investing
The strategic case for emerging markets factor investing
Factor premiums can be found in stock markets across the world, including emerging markets.
11-10-2018 | 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 has more to lose from a trade war than US
China has more to lose from a trade war than US
Tariffs will hurt China more than the US as a trade war begins in earnest, Robeco Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen warns.
09-07-2018 | Monthly outlook
Fact or fiction: SI is a niche form of investing
Fact or fiction: SI is a niche form of investing
Sustainable investing has sometimes been considered niche – so the sheer size of it may come as a surprise.
11-06-2018 | Insight
Achieving your investment goals with factors: enhance returns
Achieving your investment goals with factors: enhance returns
Factor-based strategies can enhance returns over the longer term.
28-05-2018 | Insight
No need to panic over equity market correction
No need to panic over equity market correction
There is no need to panic over the equity market correction as the underlying global economy is strong, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
06-02-2018 | Insight
An inconvenient truth about stranded assets
An inconvenient truth about stranded assets
The world needs to wake up to the problem of trillions of dollars’ worth of stranded fossil fuel assets, says climate change campaigner Al Gore.
08-01-2018 | Insight
Are we heading for a bear market?
Are we heading for a bear market?
A series of seemingly unstoppable stock market highs has left investors wondering if a correction is coming.
08-12-2017 | Monthly outlook
Factor challenges: preparing for implementation
Factor challenges: preparing for implementation
How should I prepare for the implementation of a factor-based strategy?
28-11-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Losing money with passive investing
Losing money with passive investing
Passive investing may be popular, but it also raises serious concerns.
18-10-2017 | Column
Factor investing challenges: implementation costs
Factor investing challenges: implementation costs
Are implementation costs factor investing’s Achilles’ heel?
28-09-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Rankings and risk-taking in the financial industry
Rankings and risk-taking in the financial industry
Rankings matter.
20-09-2017 | From the field
The pitfalls of passive in a global multi-asset benchmark
The pitfalls of passive in a global multi-asset benchmark
There is no global benchmark for a multi-asset passive investment fund, so a group of researchers invented one – with surprising results.
20-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
Factor investing challenges: limiting turnover
Factor investing challenges: limiting turnover
Factor-based allocation has become increasingly popular in recent years.
05-05-2017 | Factor investing challenges

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