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Here’s the role the Federal Reserve has played in the 2020 economy, and what policymakers are expecting for the rest of the year.
Global Fixed Income Co-CIO John Lovito expects fewer central bank policy fireworks in 2020. Here’s where he’s finding opportunities.
First Quarter 2020
Asset-backed securities can be an attractive asset class just slightly off the traditional bond investor's beaten path. Learn whether they deserve an allocation in your fixed income portfolio.
November 16, 2018
Liquidity, volatility and credit spreads may all have a role to play in the year ahead, according to Head of Investment Solutions Cleo Chang.
Value Portfolio Manager Mike Liss sees pockets of opportunities in four areas—provided social media and inflation don't disrupt markets.
Will global small-cap stocks play catch up to large-cap stocks in 2020? Get the latest outlook from Portfolio Manager Trevor Gurwich.
Global equities may have a sunny outlook or 2020, according to Portfolio Manager Brent Puff. Here are three factors shaping his view.
Emerging markets face a tough year ahead with the status of the U.S.-China trade war and the U.S. presidential election still up in the air.
Stock prices may appear low, but we’re watching for oil supply and demand to show signs of rebalancing.
COVID-19 continues to spread, and countries are ramping up their responses to protect vulnerable economies. Will their efforts pay off?
Markets may have panicked today, but we think it’s best if investors respond with poise and patience instead.
The Federal Reserve surprised markets with an emergency 0.50% rate cut on March 3. Our investment managers explore the move and potential market responses.
The coronavirus has affected markets, but it’s important to keep those effects in context. Get CIO Victor Zhang’s thoughts on the latest correction.
Investors who previously took the coronavirus epidemic in stride are now coming to grips with concerns about its impact on global economic growth and corporate earnings.
Coronavirus uncertainty put markets through the ringer this quarter. Here's why we think the impact could be limited to the first quarter.
After three and a half years of political wrangling that resulted in much uncertainty in global markets, “Brexit Day” has finally arrived.
The conservative Tories gained a substantial majority in December’s general election. Here’s what that could mean for Brexit negotiations and more.
Portfolio Manager Miles Lewis explains how his team seeks small-cap companies that may benefit from shifting trends, regardless of the trade war.
Investors may take on unintended risks in their pursuit of return in a negative interest rate environment. PM Hitesh Patel explains the tradeoffs.
It’s too early for value investors to declare victory, but last quarter’s value rebound has Sr. PM Mike Liss optimistic about these opportunities.
Trade war aside, Sr. Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro is still finding opportunities to invest in China. Find out how in her latest quarterly update.
Negative interest rates—what are they, who’s using them and how might they affect the U.S. economy? Charles Tan, fixed income Co-CIO, breaks it down.
Senior analysts David Byrns and Jessica Raymond discuss how the September attacks on the Saudi oil industry may affect economies and investors.
Negative-yielding debt has been steadily increasing throughout the world, and many investors worry the U.S. won’t remain immune from this bond market anomaly. Co-CIO Charles Tan shares why negative rates could present significant risks.
An inverted yield curve may signal trouble in the water. Despite the bond market’s warning, we still believe the U.S. economy may remain resilient.
On Aug. 5, markets saw one of the largest one-day declines in recent memory. Multi-Asset Rich Weiss breaks down what it means for investors.
Sr. Portfolio Manager Rajesh Gandhi explains how his team finds ways to “connect the dots” to find growth businesses despite looming trade wars.
For the first time in more than 10 years, the Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rate—a move Fixed Income Co-CIO John Lovito says “provides a cushion for U.S. economic growth and inflation.”
Sustainable competitive advantages and pricing power are key attributes of companies Portfolio Manager Jeff Bourke seeks in the current economic environment.
Deep-rooted relationships in global capital markets may affect how investors evaluate risk-adjusted returns.
There's always a market for value stocks out there, according to Sr. Portfolio Manager Mike Liss, even in industries disrupted by big tech.
Economic activity around the world is softening, which Sr. Portfolio Manager Brent Puff believes could make finding future growth more challenging.
In 2019, we are seeing emerging markets investors focusing more on the bottom up—for stocks that will outperform—and less on just headline news.
A talk shifts from rising rates to rate cuts, Fixed Income co-CIO John Lovito explains what he thinks lies ahead for the rest of 2019.
In the last six months, Federal Reserve monetary policy has shifted from tightening to pausing to potentially easing. Co-CIO Charles Tan explains why.
We believe this economy has enough labor fuel to keep expanding for another year or three at most given the current pace of job creation.
Last week’s escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions sent stocks plunging. Here, American Century’s experts address the likely effects on market direction and global trade.
May 13, 2019
The market environment may be tough for value investors, but Sr. Portfolio Manager Mike Liss sees opportunities in three undervalued sectors.
Co-Chief Investment Officer Gregory Woodhams explains why this second round of tariffs could be more damaging than the first.
Portfolio Manager Prabha Ram is focusing on companies that have sustainable growth in their mix as she looks at investments for the rest of 2019.
After a rough second half of 2018, we've seen a notable turnaround in 2019. How much longer can it last?
April 8, 2019
The Federal Reserve (Fed) left interest rates unchanged at its March meeting, hinting additional rate hikes may be off the table for the rest of 2019.
March 20, 2019
U.K. policymakers cast three Brexit votes this week. Yet, the terms governing the U.K.’s exit from the EU continue to remain unclear.
March 14, 2019
Multi-Asset CIO Rich Weiss describes 2019 equity markets as likely having a split personality—one for the first half, and another for the second.
February 28, 2019
Looking forward to 2019, we think there’s a great opportunity for small caps to rally again. Sr. Portfolio Manager Jeff John gives three reasons why.
February 20, 2019
Portfolio Manager Jeff Bourke describes how our growth teams are navigating this uncertain environment to find compelling long-term growth opportunities.
February 14, 2019
Head of Investment Solutions Cleo Chang analyzes possible performance drivers in a volatile 2019 and market reactions to similar selloffs in the past.
February 8, 2019
While the end of 2018 may have been rocky for financial markets, our value team is excited about their prospects in 2019.
February 6, 2019
As advisors consider the use of ETFs in volatile markets, will active management and thoughtful portfolio construction begin to play a bigger role?
February 5, 2019
Volatility makes many investors nervous, but Fixed Income Sr. Portfolio Manager Kevin Akioka sees opportunity amid changing market conditions.
February 1, 2019
Answers to questions posed in 2018 could have significant impacts to global growth in 2019. Here’s what we think could happen.
January 29, 2019
Portfolio Manager Prabha Ram is seeing a mix of good and bad economic indicators heading into 2019. Where is she finding opportunities in the noise?
January 23, 2019
The Brexit deal failed to make it through Parliament for the second time in five weeks. Find out what this means for financial markets.
January 17, 2019
If market growth rates slow to single digits in 2019, Sr. Portfolio Manager Steve Brown believes REITs and their dividends could become more attractive.
January 15, 2019
2018 may have been difficult for emerging markets, but Sr. Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro has three reasons to look forward to a better 2019.
January 8, 2019
There was no Santa surprise from the Federal Reserve’s December meeting. What’s in store for 2019?
December 19, 2018
U.S. stocks declined significantly as investors grew concerned about whether the recent "truce"
would hold between the U.S. and China in their ongoing trade conflicts.
December 4, 2018
What will 2019 look like? This quarter, Portfolio Manager Mike Liss considers the cumulative effect of crosswinds such as trade tensions and tax cuts.
November 30, 2018
Learn about how we believe thematic investing can help address global waste issues.
November 28, 2018
Emerging market debt was the subject of much scrutiny in the third quarter, but Sr. PM Margé Karner believes that too many investors were painting with a very wide brush. Hear her thoughts on current valuations and how to pick your spots for exposure in a Q4 2018 outlook video.
November 26, 2018
American Century Investments' CIO Rich Weiss nevertheless believes we're beyond the proverbial "bottom of the ninth" for the current bull market—and into extra innings.
November 19, 2018
Volatility has made a comeback in equity markets. This quarter, Sr. VP & Head of Investment Solutions Cleo Chang explains how that benefits investors in the alternatives space.
November 14, 2018
Data suggests the European Central Bank might start raising rates in the middle of 2019. In his latest quarterly outlook video, CIO John Lovito explores what it means for the fixed income investor.
November 9, 2018
Growth investing was still in favor during Q3 2018—but to a lesser extent. How would Large Cap Growth VP & Portfolio Manager Jeff Bourke approach a potential value-driven market? He shares three reasons he’s not worried in this quarter’s outlook video.
November 8, 2018
There are two topics that much of the investing world is fixated on right now: the multi-pronged trade war and rising U.S. interest rates. In a new blog post, Vice President & Sr. Small Cap Value Portfolio Manager Jeff John shares what it means to his slice of the market.
November 5, 2018
Fears of stalling growth and slowing earnings spooked stocks during the month of October 2018. Co-CIO Victor Zhang dissects market performance and provides perspective from years past.
November 2, 2018
Despite a disjointed and volatile economic backdrop, Portfolio Manager Brent Puff remains optimistic on the 2019 outlook for equities. One issue, however, did surprise him in the third quarter of 2018.
October 31, 2018
The people have spoken: Jair Bolsonaro will be the new president of Brazil. Now CPM Nathan Chaudoin provides commentary on market reaction.
October 29, 2018
2018 hasn't been kind to emerging markets. Sr. Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro believes fears of contagion, which never materialized, caused the recent volatility. Read why she's still encouraged by opportunities.
The first wave of third quarter corporate earnings reports shared weak guidance on future earnings, which rattled investors—particularly those in the industrials sector.
October 24, 2018
The stock market took investors on a rollercoaster ride over the past week. What did we learn?
October 12, 2018
Stocks were battered amid growing concerns that rising interest rates, higher costs and trade tensions would squeeze corporate profits.
October 11, 2018
What happened in Brazil? CPM Nathan Chaudoin summarizes the Oct. 7 presidential election and explains what it means for investors.
October 8, 2018
It’s been a rollercoaster week for investors. Following the Dow’s record high close on Oct. 3, the stock market ended the week with a sell-off.
October 5, 2018
On Oct. 1, the U.S., Canada and Mexico reached an agreement to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, to address issues that were unheard of in 1994. From autos to eggs, the pact affects an array of industries. Today Co-CIO Victor Zhang summarizes the changes.
October 3, 2018
In this quarterly update, Portfolio Manager Margé Karner discusses the good and the bad of emerging markets debt heading into the new year.
January 25, 2019
Massive, enduring shift in consumer behavior presents significant opportunities for active equity managers.
The shift in power in Congress may have far-reaching effects, including an impact on your pocketbook.
November 7, 2018