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Volatility
July 1 2020
Active Management . Equity .
Article Why we're active
June 18 2020

This crisis illustrates our faith in picking stocks, not mimicking indexes.

June 12 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article People are funny
June 12 2020

Just as in life, emotions and biases can distort the way we invest.

June 1 2020
Coronavirus . Active Management .
Article Turbulent times call for a little ballast
June 2 2020

And investors may find some by including a balanced approach in their portfolios.

August 24 2020
Liquidity . Coronavirus .
Video Relative safety, liquidity and stability
May 29 2020

Three reasons to invest in cash.

May 29 2020
Liquidity . Coronavirus .
Video How have money markets fared during Covid-19 volatility?
May 29 2020

Fed actions spurred confidence in, and inflows into, liquidity sector.

May 26 2020
Coronavirus . Active Management .
Article In search of tomorrow's winning stocks
May 26 2020

The approach is the same regardless of the environment.

August 24 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article How is the pandemic affecting ABS investing?
May 18 2020

Volatility comes and goes, but in the end, it’s about doing your homework.

May 3 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article A breadth of fresh air
May 1 2020

Market internals saw some promising developments but patience is warranted.

May 8 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Podcast Dark clouds to clearer skies


May 1 2020

A torrent of events in 2020’s first quarter rattled the global economy and markets. What’s the outlook for investors for the rest of the year? Join Phil Orlando, R.J. Gallo and Linda Duessel as they share insights.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Virtual girl
April 24 2020

As Linda settles in at home, she ponders if we're getting ahead of ourselves.

April 27 2020
Equity . Coronavirus .
Video What's driving your outlook?
April 23 2020

Massive policy response and a crisis-fed acceleration of positive macro trends.

April 30 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Corona Crisis' update: Enter the stock picker
April 21 2020

With market likely stuck in trading range, finding winners & losers becomes key.

April 27 2020
Coronavirus . Markets/Economy .
Video Hold your ground
April 17 2020

Portfolios should be worth more in 18-24 months.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Do you think there will be a retest?'
April 17 2020

A pullback is not unusual after a strong rally.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'I'm going back to sleep'
April 9 2020

Unprecedented stimulus is putting some investors' minds at ease.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article The bull roars back
April 9 2020

And returns to secular bull uptrend as investors see light at end of tunnel.

April 27 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article It helps that we know the unknowns
April 8 2020

We're in somewhat of a holding pattern as we await clarity ... and opportunity

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article They're going to find me out
April 3 2020

As she adjusts to working from home, Linda wonders what happens when all the bills come due.

April 2 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article What is the outlook for dividends and dividend strategies?
April 2 2020

Perspectives on the impact the pandemic is having on companies.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article In munis, as elsewhere, signs of improved market functioning
April 1 2020

Unprecedented Fed and government support helps restore semblance of normalcy amid crisis.

April 9 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Corona Crisis' update: The bull gets the virus
March 30 2020

It's looking like a U-shaped recovery is the most likely outcome.

April 8 2020
Coronavirus . Markets/Economy .
Article Rising to the challenge
March 30 2020

Insights on the innovation and opportunities that arise out of difficult times.

April 1 2020
Coronavirus . Volatility .
Podcast Patience and long-term view required

March 27 2020

Navigating volatile markets may take calming breaths, averaging in and time.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article The bad, the ugly and the good
March 27 2020

With so much still unknown, it seems too early to call a market bottom.

March 24 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article What's throwing markets out of whack?
March 24 2020

Fear, social distancing and avoidance of anything with a hint of risk.

April 17 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Stand pat into quarter-end
March 24 2020

Now is not the time to rebalance, Federated Hermes strategists say.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article As Congress debates stimulus, Fed marches forward
March 23 2020

Policymakers keep coming up with more ways to support markets and economy.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Corona Crisis' framework update: Sizing up the mountain, the valley and the Sherpa
March 20 2020

Bottoming process continues.

April 20 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Last call ... for a long time'
March 20 2020

Social distancing certainly seems necessary but it comes at a steep near-term price.

March 24 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Low-duration impacts at a high-risk time
March 18 2020

A perspective on the volatility gripping short-term fixed-income markets and the outlook ahead.

March 17 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Valuations the key indicator in high yield
March 17 2020

Past episodes of spiking spreads suggest opportunities await on the horizon.

March 17 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Seeing opportunity amid the chaos
March 17 2020

Virus-related disruptions hitting munis (and other asset classes) eventually will end.

April 23 2020
Coronavirus . Monetary Policy .
Article A Fed flood
March 15 2020

The Federal Reserve slashed rates to near zero Sunday evening.

March 19 2020
Volatility . Markets/Economy .
Article Two-front war
March 15 2020

Shock from virus and oil lead us to drop GDP estimates, but recession averted.

March 20 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Coronavirus framework update: Markets plumbing for a bottom
March 15 2020

News flow improves but bottoming is a process so expect continuing volatility.

March 14 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article What will bring buyers in?
March 13 2020

A peak in virus cases outside of China, more stimulus and a lot of test kits.

March 12 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article No end in sight for flight-to-safety trade
March 12 2020

Short-term government securities benefit as virus fears sidetrack global risk markets.

March 13 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Why munis now?
March 12 2020

As investors seek not only relative safety, but liquidity via Treasuries, muni valuations have benefited.

March 13 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Markets in 'show-me' mode
March 12 2020

It's all about the policy response and so far, policymakers are coming up short.

March 12 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article More a crisis of confidence than credit
March 11 2020

3 preconditions should help determine when the worst has passed.

March 10 2020
Fixed Income . Volatility .
Article Oil was in a funk before Russo-Saudi price war
March 9 2020

High yield has been underweight energy for some time on its roller-coaster past.

March 13 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Our framework for thinking about Covid-19
March 9 2020

There are many unknowns but reasonable assumptions for now suggest short-term pain should give way eventually to long-term gains. But risks are real and need to be monitored.

March 13 2020
Coronavirus . Liquidity .
Article Money market plumbing in sound shape
March 9 2020

The overnight and short-term markets have been performing well during the volatility.

March 12 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article You can't quarantine me!
March 6 2020

A lot of unknowns but in the end, Linda expects consumers will save the day.

March 12 2020
Coronavirus . Interest Rates .
Article Where will U.S. yields go from here?
March 4 2020

We run down 2 scenarios: falling further or bouncing higher.

March 3 2020
International/Global . Volatility .
Article Emerging markets should offer value amid volatility

March 3 2020

EM economies are in better shape than in previous crises and could benefit from policy responses to the coronavirus.

March 9 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article Fed makes a bold move
March 3 2020

The 50 basis-point cut in the fed funds rate range to address the coronavirus outbreak is the largest since 2008.

March 6 2020
Equity . Active Management .
Article Virus angst shines light on biotech opportunities
March 2 2020

Efforts to treat and find a cure for Covid-19 likely to spur more innovation.

March 27 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Coronavirus double whammy
February 28 2020

Might the virus slow the U.S. economy enough to boost Bernie's chances?

March 6 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article A long-needed correction finds 2 good excuses
February 28 2020

Coronavirus and possible Sanders victory are washing out the "weak hands."

April 9 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Sorry for the coughing
February 28 2020

The week started just fine in North Carolina...then I came back late Thursday.

February 24 2020
International/Global . Equity .
Article Tough start doesn't necessarily mean a bad year for Japan
February 24 2020

Virus fallout adds to temporary hits the economy already is taking from October's tax hike.

February 20 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article I never get sick...
February 20 2020

As news about the virus vacillates, so does the bond and stock markets' reactions.

February 21 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article I always figured the market was smart
February 14 2020

So far, it doesn't seem to be worrying much about the coronavirus.

February 14 2020
International/Global . Markets/Economy .
Article Might a V-shaped recovery be in store for China?
February 6 2020

The coronavirus may cause short-term pain but underlying drivers of growth remain intact.

February 3 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Fourth-quarter GDP a mixed bag
January 31 2020

Housing, trade and holiday spending did their part, but Q1 could be sloppy.

February 6 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Remaining bullish as virus scare likely overblown
January 28 2020

The coronavirus should prove more short-lived than debilitating for the market.

January 21 2020
Equity . Volatility .
Article Iran just a headline risk ... for now
January 6 2020

Monetary accommodation, benign inflation and easing trade tensions should drive markets.

January 21 2020
Equity . Volatility .
Article Liquidity trumps the economy, which in turn trumps whatever you think of Trump
January 3 2020

With markets awash with money, stocks should have more room to run in 2020.

January 21 2020
International/Global . Politics .
Article A big cloud lifts on 'Brexit election' result. Now what?
December 13 2019

Prime Minister Johnson's overwhelming victory allows him to deal with the EU with a much stronger hand.

April 16 2020
Interest Rates . Volatility .
Video The Fed addresses repo concerns
December 4 2019

From TOMO to POMO and a lower fed funds target range, it’s taking measures to keep the markets on a steady keel.

January 21 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article The pain trade is higher
December 4 2019

We view pullbacks as opportunities to add.

January 21 2020
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article Uncovering the yield opportunity in ultrashorts
December 4 2019

Shorter-duration bonds can still be an attractive option in a low-rate environment.

January 21 2020
Volatility . Equity .
Video Defending against volatility
November 13 2019

Dividend stocks can provide durability in an unpredictable market.

January 21 2020
Volatility . Markets/Economy .
Video Slower growth equals higher volatility
October 18 2019

What should investors expect from the IPO market in 2020?

January 21 2020
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Finishing the task with all our players
October 10 2019

In the search for alpha, yield-curve positioning, currency and security selection take center stage.

January 21 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article 'Extracurricular revenue' - a mood enhancer? I'm just saying
October 4 2019

Sometimes, bad news is good news for the market.

January 21 2020
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article The bond rally isn't quite done
October 3 2019

Decelerating growth and rising geopolitical worries are bond friendly.

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