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Graph of the week
Graph of the week

Powell and the end of the bond market rally

17-11-2017 | Insight
Best economic links of the web
Best economic links of the web
Good news: bullish sentiment crashes!
17-11-2017
How will carmakers deal with the end of diesel?
How will carmakers deal with the end of diesel?
High NOx emissions and diesel gates are precipitating the end of the diesel era.
16-11-2017 | Insight
What constitutes a quality board?
What constitutes a quality board?
How to assess what’s happening behind closed doors?
14-11-2017 | Insight
Full 2018 Outlook 'Playing in Extra Time'
Full 2018 Outlook 'Playing in Extra Time'
After eight positive years, investors have to pose the question: how long will the party last?
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Playing in extra time
Playing in extra time
The market rally seems to be never-ending – but the whistle may be about to be blown on this high-scoring game.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Uncovering the 7 steps to ESG integration
Uncovering the 7 steps to ESG integration
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Will QT hurt?
Will QT hurt?
Equity rallies that have moved into ‘extra time’ could result in penalties with the dawn of quantitative tightening.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Rising risks, falling spreads
Rising risks, falling spreads
The credit markets are starting to look like a driver who puts the pedal to the metal when passing a sign warning of a slippery road ahead.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Bonds are not as safe as previously assumed
Bonds are not as safe as previously assumed
Bonds may not be as safe as previously assumed, despite some highly flattering data in their favor.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
The winner takes all!
The winner takes all!
The growth of online companies that now dominate markets may be creating a ‘winner-takes-all’ principle, creating a worrying trend.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Does underinvestment threaten growth?
Does underinvestment threaten growth?
The notion that investments by the private sector are lacking is popular nowadays – but things may not be as bad as they seem.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Are the reports on the death of inflation highly exaggerated?
Are the reports on the death of inflation highly exaggerated?
Inflation in developed economies remains low, but it’s still too early to consign it to history.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Expected Returns 2018-2022
Expected Returns 2018-2022
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China continues to kick the can further down the road
China continues to kick the can further down the road
China is doing extremely well, but it’s high economic growth is coming at a price.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Brexit negotiations will go to the brink
Brexit negotiations will go to the brink
The Brexit saga continues, but the UK surely cannot want to crash out of the EU empty-handed.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
The Eurozone is outperforming the US
The Eurozone is outperforming the US
It may come as a surprise, but the once-troubled Eurozone is now doing better than the US.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Risks to US growth in 2018 are on the upside
Risks to US growth in 2018 are on the upside
The US economy is doing fine at the moment, but the risks to growth in 2018 are on the upside.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Robeco Multi-Factor Indices: a new investment reality
Robeco Multi-Factor Indices: a new investment reality
Client appetite is really increasing for factor indices, and we think this is the future of active management.
02-11-2017 | Video
China on-site: debt concerns and consumption upgrades
China on-site: debt concerns and consumption upgrades
This new bi-monthly publication discusses both a key concern and a key opportunity in China.
01-11-2017 | Insight
‘Facts’ about formulaic value investing
‘Facts’ about formulaic value investing
Successful value investing requires well designed strategies.
01-11-2017 | From the field
Factor investing challenges: finding the appropriate degree of transparency
Factor investing challenges: finding the appropriate degree of transparency
How transparent should a factor investing strategy be?
31-10-2017 | 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
Investment lessons from the racetrack
Investment lessons from the racetrack
Misperceptions matter.
11-10-2017 | From the field
Credit markets are addicted to short-term performance
Credit markets are addicted to short-term performance
Robeco’s Credit team is growing increasingly uncomfortable.
06-10-2017 | Quarterly outlook
ESG is often mis-implemented in portfolios
ESG is often mis-implemented in portfolios
Sustainability principles are often mis-implemented in portfolios due to biases to certain factors, says quant specialist Ruben Feldman.
05-10-2017 | Insight
Enhanced indexing: an alternative to passive strategies
Enhanced indexing: an alternative to passive strategies
Despite the success of passive investing, there are good reasons to consider an alternative approach.
04-10-2017 | Video
Robeco launches climate change policy
Robeco launches climate change policy
Robeco has launched a climate change policy to explain its approach to combatting global warming.
03-10-2017 | Insight
Solvency II encourages risk-seeking behavior
Solvency II encourages risk-seeking behavior
Solvency II regulation should prevent insurance companies from going bankrupt.
02-10-2017 | Research
Robeco Quarterly September 2017
Robeco Quarterly September 2017
The fifth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
29-09-2017 | Magazine
Factor investing challenges: implementation costs
Factor investing challenges: implementation costs
Are implementation costs factor investing’s Achilles’ heel?
28-09-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Robeco’s factor investing indices: smarter than smart beta
Robeco’s factor investing indices: smarter than smart beta
Factor investing has become increasingly popular over the past decade.
25-09-2017 | Insight