Themes and implications from the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Investment Quarterly
Investors are concerned about the deterioration of corporate debt quality.
In the third quarter, emerging market (EM) earnings and earnings expectations cycles finally began to turn. Reported profits and margins rebounded off their cyclical lows and earnings estimates moved out of negative territory, diminishing a headwind that
Following two years of double-digit positive performance, emerging market (EM) equities have reversed course this year.
Global markets and multi-asset portfolios
Markets have bounced back nicely in 2019 after a volatile December due to concerns of rising rates, peak economic and earnings growth and geopolitical tensions.
Momentum investing is a strategy which looks at relative trailing 6- and 12- month price performance when determining which stocks to overweight. 2018 has been a good year for momentum stocks, which are up an impressive 11.4%*.
The U.S. economy is growing at an above-trend pace, and the rest of the world seems to be finding its footing.
Fixed income has struggled thus far in 2018, with the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. aggregate down 1.6% year-to-date. But in this period of rising interest rates, not all fixed income is responding uniformly.
With more and more companies now privately held, investors have shifted their focus to how they can exit these investments and get their money back.