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Mixed April Jobs Report Offers Little Fodder for Fed


Our US Capital Markets Research & Strategy team says the mixed April jobs report reduces the likelihood the Fed will raise rates in June, making the economic releases between now and then all that more meaningful.

Employment Report

Fed's Words Mean More Than Actions


The Fed holding steady on rates in April was long anticipated. But expectations for the Fed’s next meeting in June are looking a lot less certain according to our US Capital Markets Research & Strategy team.

Greg Meier

Decision Days: Key Data Points to Watch for in the Week Ahead


All eyes are on the Bank of Japan and the Fed as policymakers are set to meet next week—bringing monetary decisions to the forefront for global investors, says US Investment Strategist Greg Meier.

Webinar: The New Rules for Retirement-Plan Advice


For actionable advice on how the DOL's fiduciary ruling will affect retirement-plan advisors, register for the April 28 Pensions & Investments and InvestmentNews webinar with Glenn Dial.

Paul Strand

Despite Meltdown, Oil-Price Outlook Improving


With oil production falling and demand expected to grow, inventories should decline and prices should increase. Portfolio Manager Paul Strand says the "right" price for oil is near the mid-$50s, which makes energy an attractive buy at today's levels.

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Glenn Dial

Transition Risk Transforms Retirement

Dialed In to Retirement


For retirement investors leaving the workforce in the next year, 2016 is shaping up to be a tricky time to make the transition. Glenn Dial says heightened volatility could cause many to wonder how they can be so close to retirement—but feel so unsettled.

Glenn Dial

The Biggest Retirement Issue in 2016

Dialed In to Retirement


Financial advisors and retirement planning specialists are facing potential regulatory changes that could transform just about every aspect of their business. Here's what you should be looking out for with the DOL's proposed fiduciary duty regulation.

Glenn Dial

Filling the Void in QDIA Selection

Dialed In to Retirement


With a growing chorus of voices asking the DOL to help fiduciaries pick better default options—plus a tough new report from a government watchdog group—Glenn Dial previews a new tool that can factor demographics into optimized glidepath selection.

Glenn Dial

Thank Serendipity, but Don't Depend on It

Dialed In to Retirement


Many Americans caught a lucky break when it came to retirement preparation, but they can't afford to be complacent.

Michael Heldmann

A Stylish Approach to Consistency


Portfolio manager Michael Heldmann explains our AllianzGI Best Styles series of funds and how it aims to meet client return objectives with higher consistency when compared to more traditional strategies, quantitative approaches or smart-beta ETFs.

The Upshot
Kristina Hooper

Consumers Feeling Less Confident About the Future

The Upshot


Last week, several consumer sentiment readings were released that show further weakness in confidence. As we move into May, the consumer is down—begging the question of whether the consumer is on the way out.

Media Center
Kristina Hooper

Fed Opens Door to June Rate Hike  


The Fed is holding steady for now, but maybe not for much longer. US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper parses the latest FOMC statement and discusses its impact on interest rates, investors and the dollar.

Andreas Utermann

Negative Rates—What Comes Next?  


Global CIO Andreas Utermann tells Bloomberg that central banks are running out of policy options as QE, zero rates and now negative rates all fail to spur growth.

Mind Over Markets

How Behaviors and Biases Impact Markets


Human behaviors and biases have a tremendous impact on market performance. In a new paper, the Systematic team looks into behavioral biases exhibited by four key market participants: investors, company management, sell-side analysts and regulators.

Shlomo Benartzi

Digital Technology's Impact on Investment Decisions


In this digital age, people have instant access to their investment accounts and can monitor markets on a whim. In a new paper, Shlomo Benartzi discusses how "monitoring frequency" can increase loss aversion and affect investment decisions.


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