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Global stocks jumped as risks waned over coronavirus. Sanders, Buttigieg take their early lead into New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.
U.S. Treasury yields rose last week, led by 5-year maturities. Investors were optimistic over Chinese efforts to contain the coronavirus, along with stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data, pushing yields higher and prices down. Market expectations for Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cuts in 2020 fluctuated during the week, ending at approximately 1.5 cuts through the remainder of the year.
So that didn’t go as planned. While politicos inside the Beltway and across the country were expecting to get our first real results in the Democratic presidential primary last night, problems with tallying the vote in Iowa have caused a significant delay in reporting the results. In a story posted yesterday, The Associated Press reported Iowa Democratic Party officials had promised that “an early issue with a mobile app designed to report results” would “not hinder the Iowa caucus process.”
FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds recently conducted a national survey of HNW primary breadwinners. The results surprised us. Some of the assumptions that we, as an industry, have made about investors because of gender don’t apply to this group of executives. In your business, making incorrect assumptions can hurt your chances with new prospects and in retaining existing clients. We’ve created this guide to help you artfully approach your engagements to better understand the unique situations your potential and current clients are navigating. We’ve broken it down by topic and offer conversation starter ideas.
As you are likely well aware, the debate regarding active versus passive investing has existed for a while. And recently, headlines seem to increasingly indicate that active investing has run its course – most managers are failing to meet their benchmarks.
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a public health emergency. How have past health epidemics impacted the markets? Read Chief Investment Officer Sean Clark's insights.
Investors face a new risk management challenge with the coronavirus. Past epidemics may shed some light on what could happen next.
Last year, we looked at how accurate polls going into the Iowa Caucus have been at predicting the eventual outcome of that state’s first-in-the-nation election. The conclusion, way back then, was that surveys conducted a few months out from voting have not historically been very good at telling us who was going to win.