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Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch

Gold plunges

12-08-2020
Graph of the week
Graph of the week

The complexity of a carbon intensity target

24-07-2020 | Insight
Is it time to favor North Asia over the US?
Is it time to favor North Asia over the US?
We thought we had seen it all, or almost all, and then the ball comes out of left field.
14-04-2020 | Quarterly outlook
Staying the course and being selective reaps long-term rewards in EM
Staying the course and being selective reaps long-term rewards in EM
Emerging markets equity strategies with their value tilt should typically underperform in risk-off markets.
08-04-2020 | Insight
Podcast: Corona, oil price war and falling markets – what to do?
Podcast: Corona, oil price war and falling markets – what to do?
“If you wake up and see -6%, you know what kind of day it is going to be.
07-04-2020 | Podcast
Mind the skew – stocks may not yet have peaked
Mind the skew – stocks may not yet have peaked
A curious skew in historical stock returns means global equities may have some upside left, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
09-01-2020 | Monthly outlook
Data sets – historical returns of the market portfolio
Data sets – historical returns of the market portfolio
A research-driven approach is at the core of everything we do.
06-01-2020 | Data sets
Never a dull moment: 25 years of emerging market investing
Never a dull moment: 25 years of emerging market investing
Today, emerging markets represent a quarter of the global equity market.
26-11-2019 | Insight
Calm in Storm: Beyond the trade war
Calm in Storm: Beyond the trade war
Over the past year, regional equity market allocation has been heavily influenced by investors’ expectations on the outcome of the US-China trade war.
21-11-2019 | Yearly outlook
Welcome to the world of pinball investing
Welcome to the world of pinball investing
In a whirlwind of contradicting news, markets seem to have created a new investment style: pinball.
29-10-2019 | Column
The brand-new pinball style
The brand-new pinball style
The past few weeks have been filled with news of US-China trade talks and Brexit.
23-10-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Giving China its rightful share in your portfolio
Giving China its rightful share in your portfolio
Chinese stocks are a major new investment opportunity, yet they are under-represented in most portfolios, say Laurens Swinkels and Jaap Hoek.
23-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
Manufacturing versus services – a tale of two indices
Manufacturing versus services – a tale of two indices
Investors need to nuance weaker confidence in manufacturing, as services data is a stronger signal, says portfolio manager Rikkert Scholten.
08-10-2019 | Monthly outlook
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
Good shepherds do not succumb to herding behavior
Good shepherds do not succumb to herding behavior
Thought crowds were wise?
19-06-2019 | From the field
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
Factors are a permanent feature of financial markets
Factors are a permanent feature of financial markets
Are factor premiums here to stay?
12-04-2019 | Insight
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
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
The majority of assets owned by insurers are invested in investment grade fixed income.
11-04-2019 | Insight
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
Get Real! Individuals prefer more sustainable investments
Get Real! Individuals prefer more sustainable investments
A majority of people want their pension funds to invest their money sustainably.
23-01-2019 | Research
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
Dutch pension funds have yet to embrace SDGs
Dutch pension funds have yet to embrace SDGs
Dutch pension funds view Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an investment opportunity, but have yet to fully adopt them.
08-01-2019 | Insight
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 | Research
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 | Research
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 Essentials of Sustainability Investing
The Essentials of Sustainability Investing
It’s considered to be the future of all investing – but many have yet to put their feet on the sustainability ladder.
08-10-2018 | 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
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
Selecting managers based on their past performance
Selecting managers based on their past performance
Is past performance of any use for investors?
28-08-2018 | From the field
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