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Ann-Katrin Petersen

What if the ECB Runs Out of Bonds to Buy?

08/25/2016

No matter what the ECB decides to do with bonds and the capital key, Investment Strategist Ann-Katrin Petersen says one thing seems clear: Given today’s market conditions, it will almost certainly need to adjust its QE parameters in the months ahead.

Stefan Scheurer

The BOJ Is Feeling the Heat to Sync Up with Abe

08/24/2016

In contrast to the support Japan's prime minister is feeling for his reform efforts, the BOJ has been dealing with doubts about the effectiveness of its monetary tool box. Could BOJ Governor Kuroda surprise markets in September with a new easing option?

Neil Dwane

21 Must-Read Books for Your Summer Holiday

08/15/2016

What are you reading this summer? Our Global Strategist shares a curated list of books that address some of the biggest issues facing investors today, from politics to disruption.

Neil Dwane

Early Investment Implications of the Brexit Brouhaha

08/12/2016

Now that the initial volatility has passed, the UK is in a better post-Brexit position than Europe – at least for now, says our global strategist. But an overall feeling of uncertainty will make the hunt for income a key theme for the rest of 2016.

Andreas Fruschki

The Rise of Thematic Investing

08/05/2016

Theme-based investing is expected to grow, especially given that millennial investors seem to prefer it, says Portfolio Manager Andreas Fruschki. Will the asset-management industry react accordingly by offering products that are more thematic?

Product Focus
Glenn Dial

Has Investment Diversification Alone Had its Day?

Dialed In To Retirement

08/05/2016

The idea that investment diversification can enhance returns and lower risk hasn't played out as planned in post-crisis markets. This may come as a surprise to retirement investors, who should now consider a more dynamic approach according to Glenn Dial.

Building a Better Portfolio Using "Best Styles"

06/10/2016

Sector Investing Solutions

5 Sector Investing Solutions

05/26/2016

Sector investing can be an excellent way to pursue global growth opportunities and add diversification. To help you take advantage of timely sector-investing trends, take a look at the following sector-based funds.

Glenn Dial

Top 5 Takeaways from the New DOL Rule

Dialed In to Retirement

05/19/2016

Now that the Obama administration has imposed its final fiduciary rule, financial advisors must interpret and implement this regulation in all its complexity. Glenn Dial cuts to the chase with five key takeaways from the enormous 923-page document.

Glenn Dial

Transition Risk Transforms Retirement

Dialed In to Retirement

03/17/2016

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.

The Upshot
Kristina Hooper

Looking to Yellen for Clarity Amid Fed's Mixed Messages

The Upshot

08/22/2016

With a seemingly divided Fed, a strengthening yen and stabilizing euro, Kristina Hooper reminds investors to pay attention to Janet Yellen's speech this Friday and to follow currencies closely, as they have been leading the changes in other asset values.

Media Center
Karen Hiatt

Picking Stocks in a Low-Growth Economy  

07/15/2016

Karen Hiatt, Co-CIO and Senior Portfolio Manager for our US Large Cap Growth Equities team, talks about how active investing and astute stock selection can outperform in a slow economy.

Kristina Hooper

Brexit: What will the future bring?  

06/24/2016

US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper discusses the fallout from the recent UK EU referendum vote—don't panic, but expect the unexpected.

Research
Grassroots Research

Despite Tourist Trepidations, Cruise Bookings are Up

08/23/2016

With terrorism taking its toll on tourism in Europe and elsewhere, the cruise industry has thus far emerged unscathed. Grassroots℠ Research shows that cruise booking for 2016 trips is up from last year, despite increased fears of terrorism and Zika.

Grassroots Research

Interest Growing in Self-Driving Cars

07/21/2016

US consumers are getting more comfortable with the idea of self-driving cars, according to new Grassroots℠ research: 48% of sources surveyed are willing to pay extra for these high-tech highway features in the next vehicle they purchase.

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