Market Views - Federated Perspectives

Market Memo: 'Grand bargain' revisited—the good, the bad and the ugly 
Feb. 10, 2017 :: Lila Manassa Murphy
OPEC production cuts are working, but a supply-demand imbalance may be building as U.S. oil producers ramp up activity
3 Questions: Federated Floating Rate Strategic Income Fund 
Jan. 27, 2017 :: Steven Wagner
This fixed-income strategy seeks to play defense and offense during periods of rising interest rates.
Market Memo: So far, OPEC's 'grand bargain' is grand ... for U.S. shale 
Jan. 19, 2017 :: Lila Manassa Murphy
As planned production cuts support higher prices, U.S. shale producers are ramping up rig activity.
3 Questions: Federated Strategic Value Dividend 
Nov. 15, 2016 :: Daniel Peris
Interest rates and the stock market have changed. But the high-quality companies in our portfolio with a history of above-market dividends and dividend growth have not.
Q&A: Self-driving cars—full speed ahead? 
Oct. 6, 2016 :: Stephen DeNichilo
Technology may drastically change America's car culture sooner than you think. Steve DeNicholo runs down the potential opportunities and risks.
Q&A: What role do demographics play in slowing economic growth? 
Sept. 13, 2016 :: Linda Duessel
And what if slower means smoother, with fewer bubbles, booms and busts?
Q&A: B2B e-commerce—taking off and growing fast 
Sept. 8, 2016 :: John Ettinger
Retail e-commerce may get most of the ink but the business-to-business version is bigger and experiencing rapid growth.
Market Memo: Where has all the correlation gone? 
Jun. 13, 2016 :: John Sidawi
Traditional statistical relationships between bonds and equities have faltered as of late.
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.