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Best economic links of the web 2018
Best economic links of the web 2018

Cooking the books in China according to the FT

16-01-2018
Graph of the week
Graph of the week
Markets go up and down?
12-01-2018 | Insight
Why lower oil prices don’t always help the economy
Why lower oil prices don’t always help the economy
Lower oil prices don’t necessarily translate into higher economic growth, says Robeco strategist Peter van der Welle.
10-01-2018 | Insight
Stop whining about the US yield curve
Stop whining about the US yield curve
Talk of an inverted US yield curve flagging a recession is completely misplaced, says Robeco investor Lukas Daalder.
09-01-2018 | Monthly outlook
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 low-volatility stocks becoming expensive?
Are low-volatility stocks becoming expensive?
Due to uncertainty in financial markets, low-volatility stocks are in high demand.
04-01-2018 | Research
Learn the essentials of Factor Investing
Learn the essentials of Factor Investing
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A love letter to economic history from the credit team
A love letter to economic history from the credit team
The credit cycle is close to the end.
04-01-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Anomalies remain strong in international equity markets after publication
Anomalies remain strong in international equity markets after publication
One oft-heard concern on factor investing is that factors could be arbitraged away.
03-01-2018 | From the field
China’s vertical forest - 10,000 tons of CO2
China’s vertical forest - 10,000 tons of CO2
An old Chinese proverb says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is now.
02-01-2018 | Stunning statistics
Strong hands needed to unlock the potential of factor investing
Strong hands needed to unlock the potential of factor investing
The average investor is not good at timing.
22-12-2017 | Insight
3 best viewed video insights of 2017
3 best viewed video insights of 2017
Did you miss any of our video insights this year?
21-12-2017 | Video
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Sustainability investing is subject to more myths than any other style of investment.
20-12-2017 | Insight
Expected Returns 2018-2022
Expected Returns 2018-2022
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EU data protection regulation to boost the cybersecurity sector
EU data protection regulation to boost the cybersecurity sector
New European data privacy regulation will create many opportunities for cybersecurity companies.
20-12-2017 | Insight
We need decarbonization, not divestment
We need decarbonization, not divestment
Assessing climate risks in an investment portfolio can be a hell of a job.
19-12-2017 | Insight
Has stewardship improved things for Japanese equity investors?
Has stewardship improved things for Japanese equity investors?
Japanese equities have been shunned for their low returns on capital.
18-12-2017 | Insight
Next time, ask your fund manager what kind of car they drive
Next time, ask your fund manager what kind of car they drive
Tell me what car you drive and I will tell you who you are.
13-12-2017 | From the field
Avoiding a hard Brexit tops the EU agenda
Avoiding a hard Brexit tops the EU agenda
Avoiding a hard Brexit remains the main priority as EU leaders meet to discuss progress, says Robeco’s Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
13-12-2017 | Insight
Academic research absolutely supports smart beta
Academic research absolutely supports smart beta
For over four decades, Burton Malkiel has advocated for broad passive exposure to financial markets.
11-12-2017 | Interview
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
Robeco Quarterly December 2017
Robeco Quarterly December 2017
The sixth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
06-12-2017 | Insight
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
If you are in (sustainability) investing and you have not yet heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you probably have taken a sabbatical for the last year and a half.
05-12-2017 | Column
Emerging market equity data help dynamic duration management
Emerging market equity data help dynamic duration management
Expectations for the fundamental drivers of bonds can be derived from financial market information.
05-12-2017 | Insight
Fintech: invest in the digital future of financials
Fintech: invest in the digital future of financials
The traditional banking business is being radically transformed.
04-12-2017 | Insight
The research culture is crucial for the success of an asset manager
The research culture is crucial for the success of an asset manager
Data mining is a threat to empirical research.
04-12-2017 | Interview
China on-site: property bubbles and internet growth
China on-site: property bubbles and internet growth
In our bi-monthly publication on China we discuss a key concern and a key opportunity.
01-12-2017 | Insight
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
Financial bonds: it's all about yield and credit quality
Financial bonds: it's all about yield and credit quality
Subordinated financials have outperformed non-financial credits and investors are starting to take notice.
24-11-2017 | Insight
Behold the wind turbine as big as the Shard
Behold the wind turbine as big as the Shard
Wind turbines have come a long way since the first windmills centuries ago – with the next generation among Europe’s tallest structures.
23-11-2017 | Stunning statistics
Institutional asset managers add value... by using factors
Institutional asset managers add value... by using factors
Are factors the future of active asset management?
22-11-2017 | From the field
Big data goes mobile: the digital infrastructure
Big data goes mobile: the digital infrastructure
Given the upcoming tsunami of data, our mobile communication infrastructure has to evolve towards 5G.
21-11-2017 | Insight