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Our Best Practices for Working From Home

Just about every facet of life has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. For many, this has involved adapting to working from home. We share our best practices and tips to help you maintain your productivity—and your sanity.

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A Closer Look at the (Mis)Behavior in Markets

As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus, some areas of the market are showing signs of incremental improvement.

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Reasons for Hope

Hope is not stupid. My colleague, Paul Eitelman, did a nice job yesterday preparing our clients for the likely horrible news that will most likely greet us for the month of April each and every morning. Today, I would like to take a moment to talk about reasons for hope.

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Relative Risk to Policy in a Liquidity-Challenged Environment

Rebalancing is a case where inaction creates risk to policy in volatile times. One of the most critical rebalancing points of the past decade is ahead of us. So now what?

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The Coronavirus Response: Why so Much Talk about the U.S.?

Policy makers in the U.S. generally have more work to do to limit the damage of the coronavirus crisis than their counterparts in Europe. Here’s why.

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2020 Global Market Outlook – Q2 Update: Cycle, Further Interrupted

A global recession is likely through the first half of the year, with a rebound possible during the second half of 2020, provided the virus threat subsides.

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The Fed Goes Past All-In. Congress Drags Its Feet.

The U.S. Federal Reserve unveiled a series of significant policy measures to help sustain the economy.

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Volatility Persists, but Responses Continue to Roll In

We have spent much of the last week talking about the efforts coming out of the U.S., as the Federal Reserve and government leaders are working hard to offset the real economic damage being inflicted by the crisis.

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Down, Up, Down, Up, Down: Looking Through the Chop

Amid ongoing market chop, more positive signs are emerging from policymakers and central banks as efforts to soften the economic damage caused by the coronavirus continue.

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Managing Survival Instincts During Market Volatility

It has been long said that fear and greed drive the market in the short-term. In the long run, however, fundamentals ultimately determine price. When we say fundamentals, what we are really talking about is that the future earning potential of a stock will ultimately drive its value

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Keep Calm and Keep Your Clients Invested

Our four general rules to help keep clients calm and invested when markets turn choppy.

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Coronavirus Stimulus: The UK Responds, While Markets Wait on EU and U.S.

Markets are eagerly awaiting an announcement with regard to the type of fiscal support the U.S. and other governments will come to the table with. This support will be aimed at preventing potential temporary economic headwinds from becoming more permanent impairments to the global economy.

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Coronavirus Update: As Market Volatility Continues, Fiscal Response Looms Large

One of the keys to the outlook here is the ability of businesses to get to the other side of potentially acute short-term cash flow problems. Fiscal policy holds the necessary antidotes in its ability to provide targeted, material support to impacted sectors.

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Coronavirus Update: Energy, Equity Markets Battered by Oil Price War as Epidemic Spreads

Whatever the news of the day is for the foreseeable future, it is this tension and search for answers that is driving daily market activity. As we have said before, the unpredictable nature of this threat is making finding those answers more difficult. The market hates uncertainty above all things, as uncertainty begets volatility. Expect volatility.

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Coronavirus and Interest Rates: What's the Outlook?

Our outlook for interest rates, assessed through our investing framework of cycle, valuation and sentiment.