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IS ESG THE NEW STANDARD FOR “BEST-IN-CLASS”?

Fed Week: The Great Balance Sheet Unwind?

All eyes are on Wednesday’s FOMC meeting, watching for clues on the details – and speed – of the Fed’s plans for its balance sheet; French labor unrest finally begins; Austria issues its first century bonds.

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IS ESG THE NEW STANDARD FOR “BEST-IN-CLASS”?

Has the Phillips Curve Flattened?

Is the Fed's action the final nail in the coffin for the Phillips Curve, the model that describes the relationship between rates of unemployment and rates of inflation in an economy? We are not quite ready to throw in the towel on this theory.

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IS ESG THE NEW STANDARD FOR “BEST-IN-CLASS”?

Seven Things to Know About Smart Beta

With the growing number of smart beta exchange-traded funds being offered, understanding how this investing approach can play a role as part of an overall strategy is vital. Mike LaBella, Portfolio Manager at Legg Mason investment affiliate QS Investors, provides perspective.

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IS ESG THE NEW STANDARD FOR “BEST-IN-CLASS”?

Volatility: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Volatility is an inevitable part of investing. Yet when markets get bumpy, opportunities can emerge for patient, value-oriented investors.

 

 

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