Markets & Economy

Why Investors Should Consider a High Yield Bond Allocation

August 09, 2018 | Fixed Income

For the past three decades, bond markets have been on one of the most impressive bull runs in history. In fact, since 1987, bonds have returned 10% or more in 29% of calendar years compared to just 11% of the time between 1926 and 19861. As a result, investors have largely been able to meet their …

Can Electric Vehicles Spark Investment Opportunities?

July 18, 2018 | Investment Themes

Part Two of a Two-Part Series In Part One of our Two-Part Series, we discussed broad trends that are unfolding in the electric vehicle (EV) space. Today, we discuss investment implications from the rise in demand for EV-related commodities. In the wake of rising popularity of electrically- …

Fiscal Misspending?

June 28, 2018 | Domestic Markets

Gradual economic progress since the financial crisis has eventually brought the US to more firm footing. Labor markets have strengthened, capital spending and business investment are more robust, overall economic activity has improved, and inflationary pressures are building. Concurrently, the …

China Hit with $50 Billion in Tariffs

June 15, 2018 | Market Commentary

In March, President Trump announced worldwide steel and aluminum tariffs, while simultaneously granting temporary exemptions to Canada, Mexico, and the EU as negotiations were being pursued to address the administration’s concerns about the steel and aluminum industries. The deadline for those …

Jeffrey Ingraham

Portfolio Strategist

Why International Small Cap is an Underutilized and Misunderstood Asset Class

June 07, 2018 | International Markets

  Portfolio Strategist, Jeffrey Ingraham, CFA, shares his thoughts on why international small cap is a misunderstood and underutilized asset class. Download our Product Spotlight to learn more about Manning & Napier’s opportunistic solution. Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC ( …

The Road Ahead for Electric Vehicles

May 16, 2018 | Investment Themes

Part One of a Two-Part Series It may come as a surprise, but electric vehicles (EV) were first introduced nearly 200 years ago. These were small-scale electric cars, and not until around the 1870s were more practical electric cars made available. While EVs quickly gained in popularity, the …

Five Things to Know About US-China Trade

April 30, 2018 | International Markets

Simmering trade tensions have captured investors’ attention in recent weeks as President Trump takes aim at what he sees as a highly problematic trade deficit between the US and China. The White House has ratcheted up pressure on the bilateral trade relationship by announcing significant …

Escalating Risks of Protectionism and Tariffs

March 22, 2018 | Market Commentary

In a recent post, we discussed some of the sector implications that could result from recently enacted steel and aluminum tariffs. Here, we explore the potential second-order effects that a protectionist trade policy can have—both on the US, and on the broader global economy. For the first …

Inflation Worries Are Picking Up

March 19, 2018 | Market Commentary

The Federal Open Market Committee’s two-day policy meeting begins tomorrow, March 20, and investors are assigning a high probability that policymakers will hike interest rates by 25 basis points. With respect to the inflation outlook, the magnitude and frequency of changes to the Fed funds rate …


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