Many investors are jumping into small cap stocks seeking what we call “lottery ticket payoffs.” But we think this is a potential trap that investors need to be wary of. Head of Quantitative Strategies Michael Hunstad, Ph.D., explains
Sharp improvements in global manufacturing and service sector activity was balanced with evidence of a still weak labor market as the virus notably strengthened in the U.S. Warnings from the Federal Reserve that some large U.S. banks may push minimum capital levels in worst-case pandemic scenarios underscored virus economic headwinds, while reports of increased trade tensions added to risk asset pressures.
Money market assets have surged almost $1.1 trillion in the first half of 2020, reaching an all-time high of more than $4.7 trillion. Peter Yi, director of short duration fixed income, explains what this mean for interest rates and investors.
Investors are worried about an upswing in new cases in hotspots globally. Central banks in England, Japan, Russia, India and Brazil will meet.
June 15, 2020: How can the financial markets be performing so much better when the economy is still so weak? Chief Investment Strategist Jim McDonald shares our insights.
On the heels of COVID-19 quarantine, historic market volatility and dramatic protests, how are markets faring? CIO Bob Browne explores the issues and explains how we are positioning our portfolios amidst the continued uncertainty.
Advancing diversity requires a dialogue – not a monologue. It requires an honest conversation about real experiences. Northern Trust Asset Management President Shundrawn Thomas shares his personal thoughts and experiences on racial prejudice in light of recent events.
The impact of the Coronavirus crisis has not affected stocks across the capitalization spectrum equally. This has resulted in market concentration levels we haven’t seen since the 1970s. Head of Quantitative Strategies Michael Hunstad, Ph.D., explains what this means for investors.