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.
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.
Should investors fear an erosion of the illiquidity premium?
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Each quarter, in the midst of earnings season, we write a market bulletin focused on U.S. corporate profitability.
With the U.S dollar having strengthened 6.6% in the last six months, investors are beginning to question whether the dollar has fundamentally changed direction after declining in 2017.
The 2Q18 earnings season has begun, with the major banks kicking things off at the end of last week. We expect many of the themes that dominated earnings announcements in the first quarter to continue in the second
What are the bright spots in fixed income?
Our view over the past few quarters has been that EURUSD should be rangebound, as the cyclical outperformance of the US economy is offset by the eurozone���s relatively better balance of payments position.