Optimism faded following an agreement in principle for a “phase one” trade deal between the U.S. and China as details of the agreement underwhelmed market participants.
Themes from the quarterly Quantitative Beta Research Summit
A close look at the Progressive Agenda, China’s deteriorating welcome mat in DC and US Tech IPOs.
CIO Perspectives: Healthcare investment approaches and enterprise-level considerations
Michael Cembalest analyzes the performance of over 6,700 domestic and international active equity managers, and discusses the challenges they face outperforming at a time of markets distorted by quantitative easing.
A brief comment on a proposal from leading Presidential candidates to ban hydraulic fracturing everywhere, immediately.
An update from the front lines of the Trade War, with a focus on implications for investors
Reaching for yield, which we define as buying bonds with wider spreads after controlling for sector and rating impacts, is a topic that frequently arises in the life insurance industry.
We expect continued solid returns for emerging market debt (EMD) over the next six to 12 months, driven by healthy fundamentals, a supportive net issuance level and attractive valuations.
The food fight between the President and the Fed Chair could result in too much easing, and the expansion of valuations beyond sustainable levels. The other food fight: leveraged loan issuers vs buyers. Issuers are winning this fight hands down due.