The Rise of Indonesian Consumerism

April 20, 2016 | Emerging Markets

Recent positive developments in Indonesia suggest a policy-driven recovery in domestic demand. Lower inflation, declining interest rates, and attractive demographics pose a favorable backdrop for Indonesian consumption. Learn more about our view on Indonesia and where investors can find opportunity.

Monthly Market Update - March

April 11, 2016 | Market Commentary

Research Communication Strategist Tom Patterson shares Manning & Napier's perspective on market movements in March, including volatile global equity markets, the Fed, events in Europe, and where we see opportunities in today’s market.

The Two Important Questions Facing Brazil

March 29, 2016 | International Markets

Headlines out of Brazil in recent months have been dominated by the political circus tied to the potential impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. The last couple of weeks have been no different, but some new twists and turns have upped the chances that Rousseff will soon be out of a job.

Health Care in Emerging Markets: A Compelling Investment Opportunity

March 11, 2016 | Emerging Markets

Many emerging market countries today are struggling to find a new growth model. Those that are reliant on commodity exports have been hit especially hard in the wake of China’s economic transition and a broader slowdown in the developed world that has weighed on commodity prices.

Monthly Market Update - February

March 10, 2016 | Market Commentary

Research Communication Strategist Tom Patterson discusses February's initial volatility in global equity markets, the late month market rally, and shares Manning & Napier's perspective on the market opportunities we see today.

Marc Bushallow

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

A Primer on TIPS in Today’s Market Environment

February 25, 2016 | Fixed Income

Inflation, or the lack thereof, continues to be a hot topic among economic and market forecasters. Weak aggregate demand worldwide and the resulting pattern of slow global growth has contributed to persistently low inflation...

Monthly Market Update - January

February 24, 2016 | Market Commentary

Research Communication Strategist Tom Patterson discusses three causes for the volatility we saw in global equity markets in January, and shares Manning & Napier's perspective on the opportunities in today's market.

Addressing Long-Term Goals During Short-Term Volatility

January 26, 2016 | Market Commentary

Assumptions about future returns are made every day by a wide variety of investors. These assumptions are often based on annualized returns that can mask tremendous amounts of performance variation.

The Market Rides the Volatility Wave — What to Know About China

January 20, 2016 | Market Commentary

U.S. equity markets got off to a rough start in 2016. During the first week of the year, major domestic indices were down around 6%, with the S&P 500 registering its worst five-day performance to open a year in history. Volatility continued last week. As with the market downturn last summer, China was at the center of discussions about equity market performance.

Inflation is Not Dead: What to Expect in 2016

January 11, 2016 | Fixed Income

Years of disinflation coupled with very low market expectations for future inflation have lulled many investors into a false sense of security that inflation can’t happen in the U.S.

The Fed Concludes its Countdown to Liftoff

December 17, 2015 | Fixed Income

Following its two-day December meeting, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to adjust the federal funds policy interest rate for the first time since December 2008. The rate will increase from a range of 0% to 0.25% to a range of 0.25% to 0.5%.

A Long-Awaited Turning Point for Argentina?

December 10, 2015 | Emerging Markets

Argentina went to the polls on November 22 and elected Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri as its next president. Macri’s win over ruling-party candidate Daniel Scioli was seen as a rejection of the interventionist economic policies pursued by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner...

Selectivity: The New Way Forward for Investors

November 19, 2015 | Investment Themes

Shifting tides in the global economic backdrop during 2015 led us to make broad changes to our equity sector allocations throughout the year. We believe these changes position investor portfolios to capture what we view as the best opportunities in global equity markets that we expect to play out over the next several years.

Risk Continues to Run Rampant In Russia

November 04, 2015 | Emerging Markets

In our recent Country in Focus article in Vantage, we discussed how Russia has been in the spotlight over the past few years with its controversial involvement in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in 2014.

India’s Economy: Silver Linings Despite Opposition to Reform

October 23, 2015 | Emerging Markets

In late August, India’s parliament finished its summer session without passing two of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s top priorities—a goods-and-services tax (GST) and revisions to the country’s land acquisition laws.

Marc Bushallow

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

No Change in Rates: Comments on the Fed Decision

September 17, 2015 | Market Commentary

Following their two day meeting in mid-September, members of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided not to adjust the federal funds policy interest rate. The rate will remain within the current 0% to 0.25% range, where it has been since December 2008.

Marc Bushallow

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

The Great Rate Hike

September 11, 2015 | Fixed Income

Recent headlines suggest that bond investors are bracing for heightened volatility in fixed income markets, with pundits citing an eventual Fed rate hike as the catalyst that could give rise to further market gyrations.

Puerto Rico Adds Pressure to Muni Market Outflows

September 10, 2015 | Fixed Income

Puerto Rico was thrust into the spotlight after missing a $58 million bond payment in early August. Fixed income markets stumbled on the news, but the country’s fiscal troubles should come as no major surprise.

Marc Bushallow

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

“Safe” Can Be Risky

September 01, 2015 | Fixed Income

The last several years have been defined by historically low interest rates, and using a bond index fund to gain market exposure to the broad fixed income market has become a more prevalent investor strategy.

Ebrahim Busheri

Ebrahim Busheri

Director of Research

Our Perspective on Recent Volatility

August 25, 2015 | Market Commentary

Last Thursday and Friday, domestic equity markets saw the sharpest two-day decline since 2011, with the S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrials Index and Nasdaq Composite falling 5-6% over two days.