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Timely commentary to give you access to the latest macroeconomic and investments insights. Learn what investors should expect next.

 

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The Advantages of High Yield in a
Rising Rate Environment

Interest rates are poised to rise in the U.S., which can mean tough times for fixed income investors. However, not all bond strategies are alike in how they perform in rising rate environments. In fact, high yield has a record of generating significant returns in periods when rates rise, but high yield is not without other types of risk.

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Slow-Growing Economy, Fast-Rising Markets:
Who Has Benefited Most?

The current economic expansion, which according to the National Bureau of Economic Research began in Q3 2009, is the third longest since 1945. However, it is also one of the weakest in terms of economic growth and activity. 

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A Revival of Corporate Interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG): Awareness Matters

Interest within the U.S. institutional investor community for understanding and applying Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors to their asset pools slowed substantially as they faced the economic and financial meltdown in 2008-09.  When faced with dramatic negative returns affecting markets here and around the world, being laser focused on asset allocation and portfolio structure is a natural and appropriate reaction.

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What’s Next for the Dollar?

The U.S. economy is still in solid shape. Consumer sentiment remains relatively strong and interest rates are rising.

So why is the dollar struggling?

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