2015 Outlook

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Penn Mutual Asset Management’s Economic and Market Review for 2015

By Mark Heppenstall | January 20, 2016

The U.S. economy has been one the few bright spots across the globe, as most other developed and emerging market economies performed below expectations.

2015 Lessons Learned: 3 Takeaways for Investors

By Mark Heppenstall | January 4, 2016

Here are a few key lessons investors learned (again) during 2015. Today also marks a key milestone for our company and our investment team as we enter the private market with the launch of a private fund. The fund marks our entrance into the private market and is an outgrowth of our firm’s depth and expertise as fixed income managers.

Low Liquidity, 2Q Earnings and Market Breadth

By David O'Malley | July 27, 2015

One of the risks for the stocks of individual companies in this environment is that stock prices can move very significantly on good and bad news.

The Potential Impact of Greece, Puerto Rico and China on Investments

By Mark Heppenstall | July 9, 2015

What effect might the debt crises in Greece and Puerto Rico, and the downturn in the Chinese stock market, have on investments globally?

Will 2015 Continue to be a Seller’s Market?

By Trevor M. Williams | February 5, 2015

Through the end of 2014, the ratio of private equity exits (for example, IPO or sale) to private equity investments reached a 10-year high. We’ve clearly been in what we’d consider to be a seller’s market.

Uncertainty Causes Market Volatility

By David O'Malley | January 19, 2015

Markets don’t like uncertainty, and risk assets typically trade lower and volatility increases as uncertainty rises. This is the environment driving market action in 2015.

Capital and Bond Market Outlook (2015)

By David O'Malley | January 14, 2015

Penn Mutual Asset Management’s outlook for stock and credit markets is cautious as we enter 2015.

A New Year, with $50 Oil and a Strong Q1 for the U.S. Economy?

By David O'Malley | January 5, 2015

I am very excited about 2015 for many reasons, but one of my top professional reasons is for what could become of Penn Mutual Asset Management in the years ahead.

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This blog post is for informational use only. The views expressed are those of the author, Dave O’Malley, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Mutual Asset Management. This material is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and it is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy.

Any statements about financial and company performance of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company or its insurance subsidiaries (each, “Client”) made by the author is provided with a written consent from the Client.  Penn Mutual Asset Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company.


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