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Commentary: Many contributors to performance in multi-asset strategy (December 2013)
Risk Allocation/Multi Asset
Capital Markets Outlook
Will corporate earnings surge in 2014? (December 2013)
Jason Vaillancourt and Bob Kea, Co-Heads of Global Asset Allocation, discuss the foundation for their positive view for corporate earnings.
Time to limit interest-rate risk (December 2013)
U.S. Equity Outlook
Rising interest rates are potential challenge (December 2013)
Bob Ewing, Co-Head of U.S. Equities, talks about the impact of rising interest rates from low levels and offers his outlook for earnings growth.
Global GDP growth set to accelerate (December 2013)
International Small cap
Commentary: Finding value in an improving Europe (December 2013)
Rate volatility poses more risk than rising rates
By Jason R. Vaillancourt, CFA, Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation
2/28/2014 – While rising bond yields are consistent with a strengthening economic recovery, they also prompt the concern among businesses and investors that higher interest expenses could become a drag on continued expansion. Rising rates signal stronger economy We take a relatively positive view of the possibility of rising rates, which are also a symptom of better prospects for economic growth. Indeed, longer-term real interest rates - as measured by the difference between bond yields and inflation - have ... More
Economic and market updates
for March 3, 2014
- New home sales increased
- The Dow gained 1.4% for the week
- A gauge of consumer sentiment rose
Papers exploring investment theory and practice led by W. Van Harlow, Ph.D., CFA, of Putnam's Global Asset Allocation Group.