Market Views - Federated Perspectives

Q&A: Pursuing growth ahead of the curve 
May 10, 2016 :: Stephen R DeNichilo
Continuous technological innovation keeps shaking up the business world and creating new opportunities.
Q&A: Few positive results so far with negative rates 
May 4, 2016 :: Donald T Ellenberger
The jury is still out on whether negative interest rates actually help economies.
Market Memo: Why spreads matter 
Apr. 19, 2016 :: Mark E Durbiano
The financial world has plenty of jargon, but 'spreads' are a concept investors should be comfortable with to understand high-yield bonds.
Market Memo: Oil may be range-bound for longer 
Mar. 2, 2016 :: Lila A Manassa Murphy
Efficiencies and technology continue to lower the breakeven price on shale oil. The result is a built-in price cap: as prices move up, so does supply, which acts to drive prices down again.
Q&A: Could volatility create opportunity? 
Feb. 29, 2016 :: Daniel Peris
A long-term focus on quality companies that historically have paid and grown dividends helps lessen concerns about inevitable swings in the market and economy, whether up or down.
Q&A: U.S. retail lagging but consumers are upbeat 
Feb. 16, 2016 :: Barbara E Miller
The way consumers shop is changing and does not appear to be fully captured in the data.
Q&A: Where are oil and natural gas headed? 
Jan. 13, 2016 :: Deborah A Cunningham
It's difficult to see oil or natural gas breaking out of their current low-price ranges. So the focus for investors should be on minimal exposure to and high-quality diversification within the asset class.
Q&A: Emerging markets risk in 2016 
Jan. 5, 2016 :: John Sidawi
Emerging markets are riding out recent troubles, but all bets are off if China falters.
Q&A: What's going on in the high-yield market 
Dec. 14, 2015 :: Mark E Durbiano
Struggles at a fund that specializes in very distressed companies rattle the market, but the fundamentals don't merit the broad-based scare.
Q&A: Benefits of leveraged loans in a rising-rate environment 
Nov. 18, 2015 :: Steven J Wagner
Good for diversification in general, leveraged loans also can play an important role when rates rise.
Market Memo: Tipping point for TIPS? 
Oct. 19, 2015 :: J. Andrew Kirschler
Stubbornly low inflation won't last forever, even if pricing on Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities are acting as if it will
Q&A: Volatility on the rise—what's next for investors? 
Sept. 1, 2015 :: P. Ryan Bend
When market risk increases, our bias is to increase short exposure.
Market Memo: Ready ... set ... HIKE! 
Jun. 24, 2015 :: Stephen K. Gutch
The impact of rising rates on financial sector stocks isn't one size fits all