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Volatility returns as investors adjust to policy outlook

26 January 2022 Equities, and asset prices in general, have seen a return of volatility during January, following over a year of very subdued volatility and strong returns. Why, especially in a historically favorable seasonal period? In our view, markets…
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Does Tech reliably lag when yields rise? No

12 January 2022 We often hear the narrative that rising long-term bond yields are harmful to valuations of “long duration” Growth stocks, especially the Technology sector that dominates the Growth style. This has been evident in day-to-day swings in the…
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Earnings expectations for 2022

5 January 2022 With 2021 now in the history books, earnings reporting season for Q4 and the full year is set to begin soon. Below we update the current consensus earnings outlook for Q4 as well as the coming year…
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That’s a BIG Apple

14 December 2021 There have been a number of headlines recently highlighting the extraordinary market capitalization being awarded to Apple Inc. (AAPL), which has retaken the title as the world’s most valuable publicly-traded company. The company’s value is now approaching…
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Tilting toward Growth over Value

18 November 2021 One of the themes in our sector/style work recently has been to tilt somewhat more toward Growth over Value and Cyclical areas within the US market. Why? Three key factors support Growth over Value, while one remains…
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Do Emerging Markets really have higher growth?

4 November 2021 As emerging market (EM) equities continue to lag those of developed markets (DM), a question we sometimes get is “why have the stock markets for ‘higher growth’ emerging markets lagged developed markets so much in the last…
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