Market Views - Federated Perspectives

Opportunity Risk Low: Here comes the 'Commodity StuporCycle' 
Aug. 28, 2014 :: Michael T. Dieschbourg
China's shift from an investment-led to consumer-led economy should keep inflation and rates low
Risk Monitor: Time to reset your investment compass? 
Jul. 17, 2014 :: Michael T. Dieschbourg
Risk-management strategies may help ease the minds of skittish stock investors
Small Cap Value: A good story now could be a better story later 
Jul. 10, 2014 :: Lawrence R. Creatura
Small-cap value stocks are inching ahead of small-cap growth and closing in on the S&P 500
Opportunity Risk High: Low VIX, low rates scaring equity investors away 
Jun. 4, 2014 :: Michael T. Dieschbourg
Managing risk includes managing opportunity, which means investors should navigate, not leave, the market.
Risk Monitor: Navigating the markets—where is my GPS? 
Apr. 17, 2014 :: Michael T. Dieschbourg
Risk-centric alternatives to the traditional stock-bond allocation model aren't really new or exotic
Market Memo: An upside to the Affordable Care Act 
Feb. 13, 2014 :: Matthew P. Kaufler
The ACA's merits may be debatable but it is creating investment opportunities
Q&A: What's the municipal bond market outlook for 2014? 
Jan. 21, 2014 :: R.J. Gallo
R.J. Gallo, Federated Investors senior portfolio manager, gives his views on the municipal bond market in 2014
Q&A: Are high-yield bonds still a place to be? 
Dec. 31, 2013 :: Mark E. Durbiano
The answer is yes, given a strengthening economy and solid corporate balance sheets
Infographic: Holiday Retail Outlook 2013 
Dec. 9, 2013 ::
Shoppers are expected to spend about 3.9% more in 2013 than in 2012, totaling $602.1 billion.
Q&A: Will holidays be 'Ho-Ho' or 'Ho-Hum?' 
Nov. 21, 2013 :: Barbara E. Miller
Higher end of the market should do well but it'll likely be promotional on mass-merchandise end
Q&A: Small caps on a roll ... can it last? 
Nov. 8, 2013 :: Lawrence R. Creatura
The forces helping drive small-cap stocks remain in place
Japan's fourth arrow 
Oct. 2, 2013 :: Leonardo A. Vila
Senior Portfolio Manager Leonardo Vila examines Japan's recent economic success.

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