Analysis that combines inflation and growth cycle trends may provide a more nuanced way to understand stock market drivers.
See which trends influenced financial advisors’ asset allocation decisions in their moderate model portfolios in the second half of 2022.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz explains how surprisingly strong data prints disrupted the markets in February.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz believes jobs data and the Federal Reserve’s most recent comments may be “just right” for an economic soft landing.
Foundations and public pensions lost ground in a challenging investment environment. As we enter 2023, indicators suggest elevated return potential.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz explains why divergences in global monetary policy could be a key differentiator for asset class returns in 2023.
Learn how advisors have adjusted their financial portfolio allocations in response to higher inflation and difficult market conditions.
This research paper examines the use of a simple factor rotation model to illustrate the potential advantage of low correlation between factor returns.
Using index P/E ratios for historical comparisons may be inaccurate because index composition can change significantly over time.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses the equity market’s November pivot, signs of deflation, the Fed’s two-sided risks, and policy changes in China.
While they aren’t yet reflected in the broad Index, S&P 500® earnings expectations have been revised much lower since mid-year.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz reviews October’s positive stock market performance, mixed economic data, and the Fed’s ongoing battle to tame inflation.
Even investors not involved with private equity can be affected by the interplay with the public equity side, particularly in the US growth space.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz explains how the strong dollar, global energy shock, and no end in sight for rate hikes are roiling the capital markets.
Portfolio strategists discuss topics including the path of inflation, supply chain dynamics, dollar strength and the markets’ reactions.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses the market reversal in August, Federal Reserve policy, labor market trends and the likely path of inflation.
US equity exceptionalism sentiment, value, shorter durations, and unicorns are among the asset allocation trends explored.
As correlations and inflation spiked in the first half of 2022, the best performing investment portfolios held inflation-protection assets, alternatives – and cash.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz covers topics including July’s market rally, inflation, corporate earnings, dollar strength, and risks for recession.
Amid the failed diversification of disappointing returns from both stocks and bonds, there are some bright spots in institutional investing trends.
Analysis of whether the equity market selloff has improved stock valuations relative to bonds.
Historical analysis highlights which equity sectors and strategies fare best when inflation heats up.
Portfolio strategists explain why fears about rates, energy prices, inflation and recession may be overblown.
Learn about our Racial Equity investment approach that uses direct indexing to focus on companies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
Allocations in advisors’ moderate models reflect disenchantment with growth stocks and growing concern about rising rates and inflation.
With their yields near all-time lows, Treasuries may no longer provide reliable diversification for equities in the next crisis. What else might work?
While direct indexing offers tax planning and customization benefits, investors need to be comfortable with the potential for index tracking error.
Identifying a portfolio’s risk factors – the underlying investment exposures that drive returns – is a critical step in the asset allocation process.
Recent trends show increasing growth style bias, higher emerging market allocations and focus on quality fixed income holdings in moderate portfolios.
Recent trends include cash deployment, sustainable investment screening, and muni debt issuance by colleges and universities.