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Path  •  01-Jun-2020

Coronavirus: Positioning for tactical opportunities 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
In this article, the GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning in light of the spreading impact of the coronavirus.

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Market Pulse  •  01-Jun-2020  •  6:36 Min

Follow the Money, Find the Performance 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  28-May-2020  •  3:05 Min

In a High Yield Minute [Audio] 

Sarah Harrison
Corporate liquidity profiles have been severely challenged during the lockdown. Sarah Harrison, Head of European High Yield, believes the policy response in Europe so far has helped stem default rates, and further action has the potential to restore investor confidence in the European High Yield asset class. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  26-May-2020

The Breadth of the Market Is Encouraging 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  18-May-2020  •  5:59 Min

Credit Check with Richard Ford  

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Credit markets have been under tremendous pressure. What should investors think? Richard Ford, Global Head of Credit, offers his views. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  18-May-2020  •  6:32 Min

Never Say Never: The Pros and Cons of Negative Interest Rates 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  15-May-2020

The Long and Winding Road 

Global Fixed Income Team
There may be many twists and turns on the road to full economic recovery, but the longer your investment horizon, the more confident we believe you should be.

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Market Pulse  •  13-May-2020

Where Are Bond Yields Going? It depends on what part of the curve you are asking about.  

Jim Caron
The goal of the Fed’s policy response function is to prevent the liquidity crisis brought on by Covid-19 from becoming a solvency crisis. Jim Caron reviews the impact on bond yields.

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Market Pulse  •  11-May-2020

Jobs Report: Is the Worst Behind Us? [Audio] 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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TALES FROM THE EMERGING WORLD  •  07-May-2020

Why Markets Are Partying Through the Pandemic 

Ruchir Sharma
Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, explains why stock markets are rallying amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

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Market Pulse  •  07-May-2020  •  4:31 Min

Bank of England Update and U.K. Outlook [Audio] 

Anton Heese
Anton Heese, European Macro Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, offers his perspective on the May 7 Bank of England Monetary Policy Decision. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  04-May-2020  •  8:51 Min

Credit Check with Richard Ford  

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Credit markets have been under tremendous pressure. What should investors think? Richard Ford, Global Head of Credit, offers his views. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  04-May-2020  •  4:30 Min

The Risks Ahead: An Historically Weak Jobs Report & New U.S./China Tensions 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  29-Apr-2020

The Fed: Playing a Strong Hand but Unwilling to Show Their Cards 

Jim Caron
On April 29 the Fed indicated the need to keep credit flowing, for both for businesses and individuals. To date most of the Fed’s actions are supporting credit in the business sector, to the point where we do not believe the Fed has done enough with respect to consumer credit, particularly in light of their statements about keeping credit flowing to the “real economy.” Jim Caron looks at a Fed that is playing a strong hand, but unwilling to show all its cards.

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Market Pulse  •  27-Apr-2020  •  4:51 Min

Market Pulse with Jim Caron: A Big Week for Global Central Banks 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  23-Apr-2020  •  04:24 Min

EM Leaders: Looking to Future Growth [Audio] 

Vishal Gupta
Vishal Gupta, Portfolio Manager on the Global Emerging Markets team, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the Emerging Markets Leaders strategy. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  23-Apr-2020  •  2:56 Min

The Case for EM in the Post-Pandemic World [Audio]  

Jitania Kandhari
Jitania Kandhari, Head of Macroeconomic Research on the Global Emerging Markets team and portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Breakout Nations and Active International Allocation strategies, provides timely insights on why we believe now is the time for emerging market equities. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  20-Apr-2020  •  6:21 Min

Whatever It Takes: Loan Programs, Oil & the Reopening of America 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  20-Apr-2020

Recent Fed Actions: Implications for the High Yield Market  

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The Fed’s involvement in the high yield market is unprecedented, so there is no prior history to look back upon as a guide. The Global High Yield team explores how the action could impact investors.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  16-Apr-2020

The End of the Beginning 

Global Fixed Income Team
We’re hopeful that policy actions will help the economy return to normal as the health crisis recedes. But it remains unknown how deep and protracted the downturn will be as we’re held hostage to the path of the virus.

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Market Pulse  •  15-Apr-2020

Allocating Fixed Income Assets Through the Great Unknown 

Christian Roth
We are facing a health crisis the likes of which we have not witnessed for close to a century. A seismic move to de-risk portfolios has created volatility and illiquidity not seen since 2008, and it is against this uncertain backdrop we invest today. Read more about the Global Fixed Income Team’s best thinking.

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Market Pulse  •  13-Apr-2020  •  6:36 Min

Market Pulse with Jim Caron: The Alphabet Soup of Liquidity & Solvency 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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PATH  •  08-Apr-2020

Coronavirus: Markets’ excessive optimism 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui
In this article, the GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning in light of the spreading impact of the coronavirus.

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TALES FROM THE EMERGING WORLD  •  07-Apr-2020

The Strange Shape of the Coronavirus Crash 

Ruchir Sharma
Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, makes the case for great opportunities in emerging markets in the After Coronavirus world.

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Market Pulse  •  06-Apr-2020  •  4:44 Min

Credit Check with Richard Ford  

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Credit markets have been under tremendous pressure. What should investors think? Richard Ford, Global Head of Credit, offers his views. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  06-Apr-2020  •  4:27 Min

Credit Beat with Joseph Mehlman 

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Joseph Mehlman, Head of U.S. Credit, provides timely insights on the fast-changing world of U.S. credit markets. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  06-Apr-2020  •  6:15 Min

Market Pulse with Jim Caron: A Silver Lining - Volatility Is Dropping 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  02-Apr-2020

Building a Better Transmission Mechanism: Extending Credit to the Real Economy 

Jim Caron
It's critical to understand the policy reaction functions designed to support markets during times of crisis because it provides insight into which assets may perform best as the economy moves out of the crisis environment.

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Market Pulse  •  02-Apr-2020

Active International Allocation - Market Commentary 

Jitania Kandhari, Ben Rozin
The MSIM Active International Allocation Team offers their perspective on the global markets and the AIA portfolio in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Market Pulse  •  31-Mar-2020

Rating Agencies Action Summary 

Global Fixed Income Team
The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted supply chains of many companies and caused commodity prices to fall. How will rating agencies react to this disruption? The Global Credit research team explores.

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Path  •  27-Mar-2020

Coronavirus: Focus shifts to the US 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
In this article, the GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning in light of the spreading impact of the coronavirus.

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Market Pulse  •  23-Mar-2020  •  7:56 Min

Market Pulse with Jim Caron: Encouraging Signs Emerging From Fed & Fiscal Responses 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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PATH  •  20-Mar-2020

Coronavirus: At last - initial signs of credible action 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui
In this article, the GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning in light of the spreading impact of the coronavirus.

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Market Pulse  •  13-Mar-2020

European Central Bank: Looking for Silver Linings in Disappointment 

Anton Heese
The initial market response to the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting on March 12th was disappointment – equity prices fell while Bund yields rose, depsite the ECB actually delivered nearly everything analysts had been expecting from it.

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Market Pulse  •  11-Mar-2020

Energy Market Turmoil: What's Next? 

Global Fixed Income Team
After what was supposed to be a coordinated supply cut by OPEC+ to balance markets and keep oil prices high, Saudi Arabia and Russia instigated an oil price war.

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Market Pulse  •  11-Mar-2020

Coronavirus: Positioning Portfolios for a Delayed Recovery 

Andrew Harmstone, Christian Goldsmith
In this article, the GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning in light of the spreading impact of the coronavirus.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  10-Mar-2020

Our Coronavirus Worries Are a Bit Different 

Ruchir Sharma
Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, offers his perspective on the burgeoning coronavirus epidemic and its potential impact on the markets.

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Market Pulse  •  03-Mar-2020

Emergency Fed Cut: Not a Vaccine, but a Treatment for Symptoms 

Jim Caron
On March 3, the Federal Reserve cut rates by 50 basis points (bps) to between 1-1.25%. What should fixed income investors make of this move?

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Market Pulse  •  02-Mar-2020

Update on Coronavirus and the Markets 

Global Fixed Income Team
By now it’s clear the Coronavirus will have at least a short-term impact on the global economy. The question is, how do fixed income investors move forward?

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  29-Feb-2020

It’s All About the Virus 

Global Fixed Income Team
It’s now clear the coronavirus pandemic will have a meaningful impact on the global economy. As long as the virus’s impact remains disruptive rather than destructive, we should be fine, eventually.

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Market Pulse  •  25-Feb-2020

How to Read the Drop in U.S. Treasury Yields 

Jim Caron
The U.S. 10 Year has reached historic lows. Jim Caron explores what that could say about the state of the U.S. economy.

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Market Pulse  •  12-Feb-2020

The Coronavirus and Its Impact on the Global Market 

Jim Caron
What will be the long-term impact of the Coronavirus on the global economy? Jim Caron thinks it all depends on the shape of the eventual recovery.

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Market Pulse  •  12-Jan-2020

If the economy is so darn good, why are yields so darn low?  

Jim Caron
Data is getting better, but bond yields are not following. What's going on here? Jim Caron explains.

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Market Pulse  •  18-Dec-2019

U.S. - China Phase 1: More a Truce Than a Deal, but a Step in the Right Direction 

Jim Caron
On December 15 the U.S. and China stopped the “rock throwing” as no new tariffs were announced by either of the antagonists. And while there is no official deal in place, this “truce” is clearly a good first step, as outlined by Jim Caron.

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Market Pulse  •  13-Dec-2019

December FOMC: Connecting the Dots 

Jim Caron
After three rate cuts in 2019, the Fed indicated that it would not touch rates in 2020, instead forecasting that its next action would be a rate increase in 2021. The market, however, has a different view, pricing in a rate cut at the end of 2020.

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Market Pulse  •  27-Nov-2019

Top 10 for ‘20 

Jim Caron
In our view, 2019 was a mid-cycle reset where the Fed cut rates three times, capital expenditure bottomed out and global GDP slowed. The bad news is that yields are low and investors are long on duration, a big risk given that the Fed will likely stay on the sidelines and not lower rates in 2020.

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Market Pulse  •  19-Nov-2019

From Mid-Cycle Reset to Cyclical Recovery 

Jim Caron
This time last year the market projected the economy was headed into a recession, and the Fed engaged in a policy mistake by planning to hike rates above 3.00%. Instead, what we realized was 75bps of rate cuts along with cuts from global central banks and a restart of quantitative easing (QE).

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Market Pulse  •  16-Sep-2019

ECB Action Puts Pressure on Fed 

Jim Caron
The ECB's recent actions have put pressure on the Fed to take some action of their own. Jim Caron from the Global Fixed Income Team shares his views.

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Market Pulse  •  25-Jul-2019

Expect the Unexpected from the ECB 

Anton Heese
The ECB changes course and gets ready to announce a package of easing measures. The Global Fixed Income team shares their views on what’s to come.

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