Many dividends were cut when COVID-19 shuttered businesses and kept us at home. What’s the outlook for dividend investors now that stock prices have rebounded?
Jeff Schulze, Investment Strategist at ClearBridge Investments, a specialist investment manager of Franklin Templeton, discusses why expectations for GDP growth in the US are soaring, how high the 10-year Treasury could rise, and why not to fear inflation long-term.
Gareth Lyons and Nabil Salem discuss the somewhat unusual South Korean stock market--unusual in that, this tech-dominated market remained attractively priced until recently. Lyons and Salem review the recent valuation history of this market, analyze drivers of outperformance in 2020, and summarize their current views on South Korea as an asset allocation opportunity.
Philip Straehl, Gloabl Head of Research for Morningstar Investment Management LLC, gives our take on where asset class valuations stand, after the market volatility of 2020. He also covers the global aggregate reward-for-risk picture, and our outlook on major asset classes.
Global Head of Portfolio Construction and Strategy Adam Hetts talks to Seth Meyer and Tom Ross, portfolio managers on the high-yield bond strategies, about how with credit spreads gradually tightening, returns will likely become less about market direction (beta) and more about identifying individual opportunities (alpha).
Volatility in the markets. A historic election. A global pandemic. 2020 has thrown us all into an interesting period of irreducible uncertainty, and now more than ever, clients are looking to you to provide them with “real” financial advice in order to navigate these turbulent waters.
What lies ahead for high yield markets? Head of Global Public Fixed Income, Martin Horne weighs in on what the bifurcated asset price recovery, record issuance levels and falling default expectations imply for high yield markets in the months ahead.
Emerging markets have been hit hard by COVID-19 but opportunities exist for investors able to navigate choppy waters. In this episode, Dr. Ricardo Adrogue assesses EM issuers’ ability to satisfy their debt obligations—and just as importantly, their willingness to do so.
For many, economics is viewed only through the lens of numbers. But what can economics teach us about planning and making life decisions?
Russ Roberts joins the podcast to discuss the intersection of economics and life. From embracing uncertainty to evaluating financial tradeoffs, Russ will help broaden your perspective and apply economic principles to your clients’ daily lives.
Dr. Christopher Smart, Head of the Barings Investment Institute, discusses the second half outlook including views on the current recovery, U.S./China trade skirmishes and the U.S. presidential election. Don’t miss his 10 one-word answers to our most difficult questions.
Fixed income investors have been slower to adopt environmental, social and governance factors, but change is afoot. Barings’ experts explain how fixed income managers can—and are—driving tangible change among corporate debt issuers—and why investors need to pay attention.