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Bond Market Blues

February 20, 2018 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Fixed Income

Bond Market Blues
With a loss of 1.15%, January was the worst month for the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (the "Agg") since November 2016, and the second worst since June 2013. Opportunities beyond the bond benchmark may help investors offset their bond market blues....
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India – Strong Momentum in Infrastructure

February 12, 2018 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Emerging Markets

India – Strong Momentum in Infrastructure
There is strong momentum in infrastructure growth in India as the value of roads and bridges infrastructure is expected to have grown by 13.6% annually since 2009....
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Where is the Low Hanging Fruit?

February 05, 2018 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Emerging Markets

The U.S. stock market came under pressure last week in part reflecting weak productivity growth in the Q4 gross domestic product (GDP) growth data released February 1. The U.S. is not alone, and the productivity challenge is not new for the developed economies. In part, DM suffers from already high levels of productivity ($102,489 at year end 2017) per worker versus EM ($19,810); when it comes to productivity in DM the proverbial "low hanging fruit" has already been plucked....
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Continued Investor Optimism for Emerging Markets

January 30, 2018 | Author: Marc Zeitoun, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Emerging Markets

Continued Investor Optimism for Emerging Markets
Investors have boosted their sentiment towards emerging markets (EM) since this time last year, according to the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Emerging Market Investor Sentiment Survey. The majority (57%) of survey respondents have a positive outlook for emerging markets equities over the next 12 months, a significant shift both from Q4 2016 when 45% of respondents had a positive outlook and Q4 2015 when only 26% of respondents felt this way....
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India: The World's Fastest Growing Economy

January 24, 2018 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Emerging Markets

India: The World
The World Bank recently updated their forecasts and their latest data projects India's gross domestic product (GDP) to grow 6.7% in 2017, 7.3% in 2018 and then 7.5% for the next two years. This GDP growth is better than China, and way ahead of other major economies making India the world's fastest-growing among major economies....
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