Market Views - Federated Perspectives

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.
3 Questions: Federated MDT 
Sept. 20, 2016 :: Daniel Mahr
Utilizing a strict bottom-up focus on individual securities helps Federated MDT strategists avoid getting caught up in macro and geopolitical noise.
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.
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.

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