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Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch

Going for gold

09-07-2020
Fixed income outlook: Rising waves
Fixed income outlook: Rising waves
The latest wave of market euphoria prompts us to take profit and adopt a patient stance.
08-07-2020 | Insight
Unlocking value in the euro
Unlocking value in the euro
An EU stimulus program to recover from Covid-19 may be the catalyst for the euro to rise again, say Robeco’s multi-asset specialists.
07-07-2020 | Monthly outlook
Broadening credit opportunities through emerging market corporate debt
Broadening credit opportunities through emerging market corporate debt
It is a misperception that emerging market companies are small, risky and single-focused.
03-07-2020 | Interview
Graph of the week
Graph of the week

Stocks and the Matthew effect

03-07-2020 | Insight
The unique climate change risks facing insurers
The unique climate change risks facing insurers
Climate change has become undeniable, and no industry has greater exposure to its risks than the insurance sector.
02-07-2020 | Insight
Linking economic activities with the SDGs
Linking economic activities with the SDGs
A new research paper has mapped the impact that economic activity has on achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
30-06-2020 | Insight
New study reveals: you can predict when interest rates will rise
New study reveals: you can predict when interest rates will rise
Over the past decades, many empirical studies have examined the predictability of interest rates, so far with mixed results.
30-06-2020 | Insight
SI Opener: The mining industry is essential to moving to a greener economy
SI Opener: The mining industry is essential to moving to a greener economy
Mining is a complex industry that is often seen as unsustainable.
25-06-2020 | SI Opener
Credit outlook: The rules have changed
Credit outlook: The rules have changed
The ‘common enemy’ elicited a massive unconventional, coordinated series of stimulus by policy makers.
24-06-2020 | Insight
Central bank watcher: Fiscal financiers
Central bank watcher: Fiscal financiers
As economies reopen after the pandemic-induced lockdowns, the collateral damage to public finances is becoming evident.
18-06-2020 | Insight
Showing your metal – adding commodities to the mix
Showing your metal – adding commodities to the mix
The time has come to invest in commodities as we emerge from the Covid-19 recession, says multi-asset specialist Jeroen Blokland.
05-06-2020 | Monthly outlook
Our introductory guide to investing in SDG credits
Our introductory guide to investing in SDG credits
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have captured the imagination as a great way of impact investing.
03-06-2020 | Insight
US-China conflict: the pressure intensifies on ADRs
US-China conflict: the pressure intensifies on ADRs
Over the past few weeks, the US has ratcheted up its rivalry with China, with various announcements that go beyond a focus on restricting trade of goods.
27-05-2020 | Insight
Reducing the carbon intensity of multi-factor credits strategies
Reducing the carbon intensity of multi-factor credits strategies
Quantitative investment strategies lend themselves well to integrating secondary objectives, such as reducing carbon intensity.
27-05-2020 | Insight
Factor investing: will the benefit of having a small and mid-cap tilt return?
Factor investing: will the benefit of having a small and mid-cap tilt return?
The March 2020 market sell-off hit small and mid-caps stocks especially hard.
11-05-2020 | Insight
Will the oil price crash lower carbon footprints?
Will the oil price crash lower carbon footprints?
An historic plunge in the oil price has raised hopes that carbon footprints could be permanently cut – but this may be wishful thinking.
08-05-2020 | Monthly outlook
Covid-19 exposes weaknesses in country sustainability
Covid-19 exposes weaknesses in country sustainability
The coronavirus has highlighted how vulnerable a nation can become to a sudden crisis, RobecoSAM warns in a new report.
01-05-2020 | Insight
Duration Times Spread: a measure of spread exposure in credit portfolios
Duration Times Spread: a measure of spread exposure in credit portfolios
Duration Times Spread (DTS) is the market standard method for measuring the credit volatility of a corporate bond.
01-05-2020 | Research
Now more than ever, it’s time to think outside the Fama-French factor box
Now more than ever, it’s time to think outside the Fama-French factor box
2010-2019 was a lost decade for the Fama-French factors.
28-04-2020 | Research
Online meal delivery: Growth potential intact despite Covid-19 headwinds
Online meal delivery: Growth potential intact despite Covid-19 headwinds
The digitalization of consumption is one of the structural changes our Global Consumer Trends strategy focuses on.
28-04-2020 | Insight
This time, banks are part of the solution
This time, banks are part of the solution
Compared to conditions during the global financial crisis, the health of the banking sector and the environment for banking are now significantly different.
22-04-2020 | Insight
A negative oil price – a market quirk, or the ‘new normal’?
A negative oil price – a market quirk, or the ‘new normal’?
The price of US oil temporarily dipped below zero for the first time in history, which means an oil supplier has to pay someone to take it off their hands.
21-04-2020 | Insight
The link between ESG and performance: SDG Credits stands the test
The link between ESG and performance: SDG Credits stands the test
“An attribution analysis confirms our view that screening credit holdings for their sustainability characteristics is positive for performance,” says Guido Moret, Robeco’s Head of Sustainability Integration Credits.
21-04-2020 | Insight
The conundrum: China or the US?
The conundrum: China or the US?
If you ask me what keeps my mind busy at the moment, I can tell you that it is not market volatility.
15-04-2020 | Column
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
Navigating the two-way risk in equities
Navigating the two-way risk in equities
Investors are facing an unprecedented conundrum about whether equities have bottomed out, our multi-asset monthly outlook says.
03-04-2020 | Monthly outlook
Equity styles and the Spanish flu
Equity styles and the Spanish flu
Covid-19 first appeared at the start of December 2019.
02-04-2020 | Insight
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