Sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) are the new buzz words in investing but – despite their popularity – they are often poorly understood.
One thing is for certain, there has been no lack of conversation surrounding the shape of the recovery across both equity and fixed income markets.
In my Viewpoints commentary from mid-March, we were in the throes of a record selloff with a drop in asset prices across all asset classes. The COVID-19 pandemic was firmly entrenched in the northeast United States and spreading quickly.
It’s no secret the world has gone crazy and there will be many rippling effects across the economy, many of which we can already measure as analysts pump out article after article about record-breaking indicators – often causing more fear than anything else.
The municipal bond market can be aptly described as a rollercoaster ride over the past several months. This applies to both the movement of yields and the emotional/mental toll it took upon participants.
This week the markets are bracing for what may be the worst economic news in the country’s history. The grizzly data will show what the shutdown of the U.S. and global economies looks like.
Prepare for the Unstoppable Force and the Immovable Object to battle it out over the next few years. While the equity markets continue to befuddle fundamentalists as to their strength considering the historically poor economic and earning metrics, the credit markets are providing some interesting components to the potential recovery’s shape.
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Avoiding crowded thinking is more important than ever in today’s complex and dynamic market. With Uncommon Sense, Michael Arone, Chief Investment Strategist for the US SPDR® business, provides contrarian perspectives on US and global markets that encourage investors to think beyond consensus opinion to identify and capitalize on new opportunities.
It is easier to view the past with the benefit of hindsight than it is to determine the future through forethought.
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An abundance of academic research shows the persistence of a value premium over time but that hasn’t brought much solace to investors who prefer undervalued stocks rather than growth stocks in recent years. For over a decade, growth investors have been high fiving each other while value investors have been left behind, scratching their heads.