Insured bonds continue to pay interest and principal even if an issuer defaults.
A wave of volatility may knock back a passive fund, but active managers can nimbly assess the situation.
Changing dynamics may present a new set of opportunities for investors.
Economic policy uncertainty and trade conflict may linger, but without a US recession, I do not anticipate significant further slowing in global growth.
In the longer term, we believe the Fed will enact a more permanent solution to maintain stability.
Both endeavors are driven by statistical analysis. Explore three different ways that managers can build their ‘teams.’
Volatility has increased this year. How can investors adjust without losing equity exposure?
Opportunistic investors are taking advantage of the disconnect between solid fundamentals and currently low valuations.
Fintech can bring tremendous benefits to emerging markets but mimicking China’s success in the space might be unwise.
Invesco Fixed Income remains cautious on risk until the dynamic between growth and monetary policy is resolved.
We believe the macro environment is supportive of stocks that are growing their dividend payments.
What did the Invesco Global Small Cap team learn from their recent investor road trip?
The transition from LIBOR to SOFR has been slow. We present some key reasons for the delay in SOFR’s broader integration into markets. Important bottlenecks include lags in the evolution of SOFR-based swaps and derivatives markets and in the development of a term SOFR structure.
On the positive side, we see room for more policy action from EM central banks.
Don’t let short-term volatility detract from your long-term plans.
Government contracts and a focus on innovation may be attractive in an uncertain geopolitical environment.
The eurozone economy has experienced a sharp slowdown since the second half of 2018 in a reversal from the mini-boom enjoyed in 2017.
The “rise of the middle class” has been a ubiquitous theme touted by emerging market (EM) investors for several years.
Emerging markets (EM) assets had a favorable first quarter likely driven by an improvement in external funding conditions and global central bank moves toward policy accommodation. EM credit outperformed the more volatile EM local debt over the period.
Part 2 in a series focusing on different types of alternative investments.
It can be difficult to endure short-term bumps, but we believe that’s critical for long-term success.
The BBB bond market is growing, but we believe that worries about significant downgrades are overblown.
Diversification has been in hibernation during this bull market, but it may be coming out of its slumber.
After several interest rate increases, these bonds may be an attractive alternative for cash.
What will we learn from upcoming data releases and political negotiations?
China’s Belt and Road Initiative – from increased commodity demand to shifting supply routes.
When will prices in China and Japan become attractive?
Fourth-quarter volatility expanded the opportunity set for those looking for a deal.
The strong economy and market pressure may drive companies to pay down debt.
With defined-maturity ETFs, investors may be able to mitigate market noise.
While EM has lagged overall in 2018, some EM factors did outperform.
Our team believes the answer is yes. Here’s why.
If you’ve shortened your bond duration due to rising rates, we believe you may be more vulnerable to market volatility. Here’s a way to address both issues.
In the fourth quarter, Dividend Yield was also a strong competitor.
Low Volatility and Quality offer potential benefits in stressed markets.
In the long-term, however, we expect prices to be range-bound.
Equity markets send a timely reminder about diversifying into alternatives.
See what themes may impact global markets in the new year from Invesco Global Market Strategist Kristina Hooper and her team.
Lowering ‘down capture’ can help ease the impact of dramatic market swings.
Our new global study examines trends in factor investing around the world.
We see selective value in fixed income with more to come as the US dollar eases.
Q3 performance shows that different factors outperform in different market environments.
Making the case for US REIT preferred stock in flexible real estate portfolios.
As I’ve written in this blog before, trying to define the technology sector has become more difficult over the past decade. Technology utilization throughout the economy is ubiquitous, making it difficult to imagine any company, regardless of its sector, outperforming its peers without effectively implementing technology.
Defined maturity ETFs can help investors build diversified bond ladders.
Invesco research reveals a disconnect between market expectations and portfolio allocations in market-cap-weighted funds.
The September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting saw the US Federal Reserve increase rates as expected. Additionally, the 10-year US Treasury yield has risen about 42 basis points (bps) off its lows in late August and is up almost 96 bps from a year ago. Historically, upward moves in the federal funds rate or US Treasury yields have typically led to diminished sentiment toward real estate investment trusts (REITs) and/or price pressure relative to general equities.
The case for active management in US REITs today.
Brexit uncertainty has captured the headlines, but we are constructive on quality growth holdings.