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Inflation Expectations at Record Lows, Despite Global Central Bank Stimulus

By Mark Heppenstall | July 14, 2016

Since the end of the credit crisis, central bankers across the globe have been trying their best to stimulate economic growth and avoid the type of deflationary spiral Japan has been battling for over twenty years.

Is It Time to Panic, or Is It Time to Buy?

By Mark Heppenstall | August 27, 2015

The markets have been roiled over the last few days, driven largely by news from China. The question on everybody’s mind: What does this mean for my investments?

Will the Fed Tightening Happen in September, December or 2016?

By David O'Malley | July 13, 2015

Last week at our Investment Committee meeting, I asked the team to share their expectations for when the Fed would raise the Federal Funds rate.

The Case for Adding Inflation Protection to a 60/40 Portfolio

By Zhiwei Ren | June 18, 2015

Currently, the Fed’s major concern is not inflation but disinflation. As a result, assets that tend to outperform during inflationary environments are all trading at historically attractive levels.

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.

10-Year Inflation Expectation: Germany vs U.S.

By Zhiwei Ren | December 23, 2014

The green line is the year-over-year (YOY) inflation expectation for Germany over the next 10 years, and the white line is the inflation expectation for the U.S.

Crude Futures vs 30-Year Bond Yield

By Mark Heppenstall | December 18, 2014

The consensus forecast for 2014 was that improving economic conditions and a shift in Fed policy would depress the price of bonds, but long-term bonds ended up being the best-performing asset class of 2014.

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