News & Insights

Recession Worries Sink Stocks

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.

Ballots, Bulls and Bears

In no uncertain terms, what really affects the stock market is uncertainty—because it causes people to doubt existing business plans.

Fed Prescribes Rate Cut for Virus-Related Economic Ills

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.

Voters Say, ‘Bring on Brexit’

The conservative Tories gained a substantial majority in December’s general election. Here’s what that could mean for Brexit negotiations and more.

Focus on Process, Not Politics

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one example that demonstrates the pitfalls of investing based on political outcomes.

Global Markets at a Crossroads Leading Up to U.S. Election

November’s U.S. presidential election will, inevitably, affect markets. Today we look at what a Trump or Biden victory could mean for investors. Which industries would benefit, and which industries would not?

Stocks Are the True Independents in This Election

Presidential elections often lead to volatility in the markets. But “betting” on a political outcome is difficult and potentially costly.

Rates to Remain Anchored Until 2024

The Federal Reserve left short-term interest rates unchanged at 0% to 0.25%. It also reiterated its commitment to use its full range of tools to support the U.S. economic recovery.

Seeking Companies With Secular Growth Prospects

Sustainable competitive advantages and pricing power are key attributes of companies Portfolio Manager Jeff Bourke seeks in the current economic environment.

Fed Hopes Lower Rates Spark Higher Inflation

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.”

Panic And Perspective

Markets may have panicked today, but we think it’s best if investors respond with poise and patience instead.

Fed Commits to Help for the Long Haul

Here’s the role the Federal Reserve has played in the 2020 economy, and what policymakers are expecting for the rest of the year.

A Stabilizing Rate Environment

Global Fixed Income Co-CIO John Lovito expects fewer central bank policy fireworks in 2020. Here’s where he’s finding opportunities.

A Bright Outlook for Global Growth Investing?

Global equities may have a sunny outlook or 2020, according to Portfolio Manager Brent Puff. Here are three factors shaping his view.

Global Small Caps: Weathering Geopolitical Uncertainty

Will global small-cap stocks play catch up to large-cap stocks in 2020? Get the latest outlook from Portfolio Manager Trevor Gurwich.

A Move Back to Value

Value Portfolio Manager Mike Liss sees pockets of opportunities in four areas—provided social media and inflation don't disrupt markets.

3 Potential Market Disruptors No One is Talking About, Yet

Liquidity, volatility and credit spreads may all have a role to play in the year ahead, according to Head of Investment Solutions Cleo Chang.

Investing in Emerging Markets in 2020

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.

Is Energy Due for a Rebound?

Stock prices may appear low, but we’re watching for oil supply and demand to show signs of rebalancing.

Global Governments Unleash Viral Response to World’s Economic Ills

COVID-19 continues to spread, and countries are ramping up their responses to protect vulnerable economies. Will their efforts pay off?

The Correction is Here But Disruption is Transitory

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.

Watch Your Downside: The Evolving Impact of Coronavirus

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.

Markets Rally After Last Week's Coronavirus Jitters

Coronavirus uncertainty put markets through the ringer this quarter. Here's why we think the impact could be limited to the first quarter.

Brexit Day Brings New Questions

After three and a half years of political wrangling that resulted in much uncertainty in global markets, “Brexit Day” has finally arrived.

The Downside of Negative Interest Rates

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.

2019 Midyear Insights: Emerging Markets Fight Through Volatility and Headlines

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.

Three Lessons From the U.S.-China Trade War

Co-Chief Investment Officer Gregory Woodhams explains why this second round of tariffs could be more damaging than the first.

Cyclicals Bear the Brunt of Volatility

The first wave of third quarter corporate earnings reports shared weak guidance on future earnings, which rattled investors—particularly those in the industrials sector.

Six Observations Following a Volatile Week

The stock market took investors on a rollercoaster ride over the past week. What did we learn?