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Fed's First Rate Hike of 2017 May Not Be the Last

Fed’s First Rate Hike of 2017 May Not Be the Last

As the U.S. bond market has generally expected and priced in for the past two weeks, the Federal Reserve (Fed) has incrementally raised short-term interest rates. It’s the first hike this year and the...
Marching Toward a Fed Rate Hike

Marching Toward a Fed Rate Hike

It’s understandable if investors are feeling overwhelmed by recent political, economic, and financial market events. President Trump’s election set off a frenzy of political and policy activity in the U.S., causing rapid adjustments (and...
Real Estate in 2017: Investing in a Rising Rate Environment

Real Estate in 2017: Investing in a Rising Rate Environment

It’s often said that change is the only constant, and I couldn’t agree more. While 2017 is shaping up very well in the world of REITs – thanks in large part to good fundamentals...
Global Bond Investing as Rates Rise in 2017

Global Bond Investing as Rates Rise in 2017

The months since President Trump’s election have seen a flurry of activity, and much of that activity directly affects the economy—policy, changes in administration and rising interest rates. Today I’m focused on rates. More...
Actively Managing Risks of Rising Rates

Actively Managing the Risks of Rising Rates

Q1 2017 CIO Insights: U.S. Value Equity Podcast The Federal Reserve held interest rates at abnormally low levels for several years, which restrained bond yields and enticed investors to reach for yield in the form of...
FOMC: What It is and What It Means to You

FOMC: What It is and What It Means to You

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy has far-reaching effects—with its responsibility for setting short-term U.S. interest rates, it has the power to affect transactions and investments with any country or company doing business with...
Fed Rate Outlook

December Rate Hike Expectations Unchanged in the Wake of Trump Victory

Donald Trump’s presidential victory upended the status quo, unleashing a host of new U.S. global policy-related questions on top of the macroeconomic challenges already facing global markets. However, in one regard, Trump’s win didn’t rock...

CIO Insights: Delayed Interest-Rate Normalization Builds Case for Inflation Protection

Podcast Higher U.S. inflation may be lurking just over the horizon. Wages, rents, health care, and energy costs rose while the Federal Reserve (the Fed) remained too boxed in by global economic conditions to aggressively...
The economy is truly global

CIO Insights: The Economy Is Truly Global

Podcast Global events—including the United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union—are playing a greater role in driving all markets and economic policies than in the past. As a result, U.S.-based views of interest-rate normalization...

CIO Insights: This Is What a Normal Market Cycle Looks Like

One of our CIO Insights themes in recent quarters has been market normalization—more volatility and risk as the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) withdraws monetary stimulus and raises interest rates. Market downturns, including corrections (declines...