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Jobs Upside Surprise Should Work for Investors
US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper delivers a quick take on the February employment report and what it means for markets and the Fed.
Asian Bonds Have Performed Well in Rising-Rate Environments
Rising Treasury yields in 2014 won’t necessarily mean negative total returns for Asian bonds, says CIO Fixed Income Asia Pacific David Tan. Yield carry, local-currency returns and widely diverging economies should make the difference.
How the Ukraine Conflict Impacts Investors
Global CIO Andreas Utermann and Global Chief Economist Stefan Hofrichter break down the Russian incursion and what it means for developed and emerging markets, oil prices and Europe’s banking system.
Chilly Jobs Report Won’t Tamper With Tapering
US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper breaks down the January employment report, including what it means for the Federal Reserve’s plans to taper its asset purchases and the key takeaways for investors.
State of the Union: Confronting the Limits of Power
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, analyzes the president’s annual address and why he’s pursuing a more modest agenda that includes items like MyRA accounts for retirement savers, but doesn’t include tax reform.
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What’s Next for Small-Cap Stocks?
2014 Small-Cap Outlook
Andrew Neville, lead portfolio manager for AllianzGI Global Small Cap Fund, discusses small-cap valuations, the pace of M&A and where he’s finding growth in 2014.
Taking Aim at Retirement Readiness
Why target-date funds are a smart choice for most American workers saving for their twilight years.
Dividends in a Time of Tapering
5 Questions with Ben Fischer
Ben Fischer, manager of AllianzGI NFJ Dividend Value Fund, discusses what the Fed's eventual unwinding of QE means for dividend-paying stocks, how to weather uncertainty over monetary policy and where he's finding high-quality, "cheap" US stocks.
Count on Convertibles in a Low-Yield World
With yields low, convertibles present a compelling investment case for investors seeking income. Not only can these hybrid securities be exchanged for equity, they can provide protection if increases in bond yields expose investors to losses.
Alternative School of Thought
Greg Tournant, lead portfolio manager of AllianzGI Structured Alpha Fund and AllianzGI U.S. Equity Hedged Fund, explains why he believes equity-index options are a smart way to fine-tune portfolios, boost diversification and guard against market crashes.
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Equities the Way Out of 2014 ‘Crystal Maze’
With ongoing global financial repression, low interest rates and political unrest, CIO Equity Europe Neil Dwane and his ‘Crystal Maze’ model point to equities and risk assets as the best investment ideas of 2014.
Changing Markets Transforming Equity Investing
Global CIO Andreas Utermann presents the key discussion topics at our 2014 Investment Forum in Hong Kong, including why increasing market correlations make it important to take an unconstrained approach to equity investing.
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Surging US Oil Production Has Big Implications
Soundbites from Research
With the US slated to become the world’s largest oil producer by 2015, US Resources sector head Paul Strand explains the economic, political and investment consequences of this major shift.
Cost Control Key to Assessing Health-Care Exchanges
While benefits administrators take a wait-and-see approach with the Affordable Care Act, Kelly Reuba, Global Head of Grassroots℠ Research, says cost is their No. 1 concern.
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