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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
Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch

Italian doom-loops

19-11-2018
Breaking away from market-cap weighting is really important
Breaking away from market-cap weighting is really important
Mebane – or ‘Meb’ as he is known – Faber is co-founder and chief investment officer of Cambria Investment Management.
19-11-2018 | Interview
Graph of the week
Graph of the week

Too little, too late

16-11-2018 | Insight
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
Time to get defensive?
Time to get defensive?
It’s one of the best-known acronyms in finance – and it remains a good indicator of where stocks might go.
12-11-2018 | 5-Year outlook
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
Thought smart beta indices had unlimited capacity? Think again!
Thought smart beta indices had unlimited capacity? Think again!
Following smart beta indices is a popular way to implement factor investing.
06-11-2018 | Insight
HK and Chinese valuations now in line with rest of Asia
HK and Chinese valuations now in line with rest of Asia
06-11-2018 | Insight
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
Climate change growth could be worth USD 26 trillion
Climate change growth could be worth USD 26 trillion
Investing to limit climate change could add USD 26 trillion to the global economy, a new report says.
01-11-2018 | Stunning statistics
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
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Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends reflecting each aspect of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) spectrum are shaping the sustainability investing world.
01-11-2018 | Insight
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
What you should know about liquidity risk management
What you should know about liquidity risk management
The asset management industry is expecting a wave of liquidity risk regulation.
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
Beware of positive surprises
Beware of positive surprises
Markets have reminded us that everything that goes steeply up will at some point come steeply down.
26-10-2018 | Column
Electric vehicles are on a charge
Electric vehicles are on a charge
Tougher anti-pollution regulations and breakthroughs in energy management and materials technology are powering the uptake of low-to-zero-emission vehicles.
26-10-2018 | Insight
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
Achieving your investment goals with factors: get specific factor exposure
Achieving your investment goals with factors: get specific factor exposure
Factor-based strategies can help investors get exposure to a particular factor.
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
Finding tomorrow’s trends
Finding tomorrow’s trends
The composition of stock markets is continuously changing.
24-10-2018 | Video
Diverging fortunes for low-risk stocks as EM and DM decouple
Diverging fortunes for low-risk stocks as EM and DM decouple
So far, 2018 has been marked by a clear decoupling of emerging and developed equity markets.
23-10-2018 | Insight
Oil will have to be written off at some point. But not yet!
Oil will have to be written off at some point. But not yet!
Stranded assets do not currently threaten the prosperity of oil companies, which still have a role to play in portfolios, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
22-10-2018 | 5-Year outlook
Are we melting yet? Not so fast
Are we melting yet? Not so fast
Earlier this month, global equity markets decided to stage a proper meltdown.
18-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
‘Investors need to continue climbing the wall of worry’
‘Investors need to continue climbing the wall of worry’
Five-year Expected Returns in a five-minute video.
17-10-2018 | Video
Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Investing in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be challenging, but it is now possible to verify corporate contributions to them.
16-10-2018 | Insight
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

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