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August 13 2020
Markets/Economy . Politics .
Article Immigrants key drivers of U.S. economy
August 13 2020

Create a safe, legal immigration framework for foreign workers.

August 12 2020
Active Management . Equity .
Article Federated Hermes tilts toward value
August 12 2020

Stock-bond model keeps 2% equity overweight but shifts from growth bias.

August 11 2020
Politics . Fiscal Policy .
Article Trump takes action for economic stimulus
August 10 2020

His moves to help workers fill a void of Congress' own making.

August 5 2020
International/Global . Markets/Economy .
Article Demographics: China's biggest Achilles' heel
August 10 2020

Vulnerabilities emerge at a potential turning point in its relations with the world.

August 13 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article I've never worn my new Pradas
August 7 2020

Some aspects of life and the economy are getting back to normal quicker than others.

August 7 2020
Markets/Economy . Coronavirus .
Article It's off to work we go ...
August 7 2020

The nation's job market continues to mend.

August 7 2020
Fixed Income . Markets/Economy .
Article Still 'hmm' on high yield
August 6 2020

Liquidity is abundant but fundamentals remain iffy.

August 6 2020
Coronavirus . Markets/Economy .
Article The old college try
August 6 2020

Back to school won't be business as usual this year.

July 31 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article No shortage of smart
August 1 2020

The Fed keeps making good decisions to support the economy.

August 3 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article We see what we want to see
July 31 2020

Our humanness can trip us up when it comes to investing.

August 13 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article 'Historic' can work both ways
July 30 2020

GDP's collapse for the ages in the second quarter could lead to record rise in the third.

July 29 2020
Monetary Policy . Markets/Economy .
Article Boring can be good
July 29 2020

Uneventful FOMC meeting reaffirms stance of maximum support for the economy.

August 3 2020
Politics . Equity .
Article The strangest election in history
July 24 2020

Election Day may be nearing but the market doesn't seem all that invested.

July 24 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Tug of war
July 24 2020

Opposing forces are pulling at the economy, but we expect recovery to win.

August 10 2020
International/Global . Politics .
Article Europe marches two steps forward ... for now
July 23 2020

Was this week's agreement the bloc's big breakthrough? Maybe. Maybe not.

August 7 2020
International/Global . Equity .
Article What's the holdup?
July 21 2020

Of 4 possible trade deals, an updated Nafta is the only one on the books.

July 17 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Sustainable economic rebound?
July 17 2020

Good start to earnings season is just one reason we are optimistic despite the rise in Covid cases.

July 17 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article The strangest earnings season in history
July 17 2020

It's hard to have visibility when nearly 4 in 10 companies don't provide guidance.

July 17 2020
Responsible Investing . Active Management .
Article Authentic responsible investing is not one size fits all
July 17 2020

Effective integration of environmental, social and governance factors requires a customized approach.

July 17 2020
Fixed Income . Coronavirus .
Article Munis still attractive but headwinds emerge
July 13 2020

New spike in Covid-19 cases threatens recovery's path.

July 10 2020
Equity . Coronavirus .
Article The strangest recession in history
July 10 2020

Numbers are still pretty awful; the consumers' moods aren't.

August 3 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Fiscal policy matters
July 10 2020

Any proposal for a Phase 4 stimulus package must balance when and how to bring Americans back to work safely.

July 30 2020
Fixed Income . Active Management .
Article For fixed income, it's a tale of two walls
July 10 2020

A wall of worry vs. a wall of liquidity is limiting back-half options.

July 21 2020
Responsible Investing . Coronavirus .
Article Remember the environmental
July 7 2020

Even as coronavirus impacts our lives, we can't ignore the long-term consequences of climate change.

July 21 2020
International/Global . Equity .
Article International equities have room to run
July 6 2020

Despite strong returns off March lows, we see more opportunity ahead.

July 2 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article More job report fireworks
July 2 2020

The labor market continues to heal in remarkable fashion.

July 2 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Now what?
July 2 2020

After spring's big rally, a possible pause in a still-bullish scenario.

July 7 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Always pursuing 'a more perfect Union'
July 1 2020

2020's challenges and responses reflect Americans' indelible spirit.

July 10 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article Ebb and flow
July 1 2020

June prime example of how liquidity asset flows benefit investors and the economy.

June 25 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article The easy part
June 26 2020

It's over. Now investors will have to deal with rising challenges.

June 25 2020
Markets/Economy . Coronavirus .
Article June swoon
June 25 2020

Equity overweight lowered as coming months may be choppy.

July 9 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Remaining optimistic but incrementally more cautious
June 24 2020

We trimmed our equity overweight a tad on likely choppiness ahead.

July 1 2020
Responsible Investing . Coronavirus .
Article It's halftime and sustainability holds the lead

June 24 2020

Environmental, social and governance factors are dominant drivers at midyear.

June 19 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Does federal debt matter?
June 19 2020

Proponents of Modern Monetary Theory do not think so.

June 19 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article It's very dangerous to be a bear here
June 19 2020

Unprecedented sums are at the ready to prop up markets.

July 1 2020
Active Management . Equity .
Article Why we're active
June 18 2020

This crisis illustrates our faith in picking stocks, not mimicking indexes.

June 24 2020
Active Management . Equity .
Article What's up with value?
June 17 2020

The outlook, as a recovering economy tends to lift cyclical stocks.

June 12 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Healthy correction
June 12 2020

By clearing underbrush, the week's sell-off should make the market stronger.

June 12 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article People are funny
June 12 2020

Just as in life, emotions and biases can distort the way we invest.

June 10 2020
Monetary Policy . Liquidity .
Article Fed not even thinking about raising rates
June 10 2020

Majority of FOMC participants project the range to remain at 0-0.25% through at least 2022.

June 17 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Help for those 'struggling to understand' the market
June 9 2020

A review of 5 myths that are tripping up the bears.

June 5 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Herding is the strongest trading bias
June 5 2020

And right now, fear of missing out is driving the herd.

June 9 2020
Markets/Economy . Coronavirus .
Article Labor market starting to heal
June 5 2020

The job market in May blew out expectations with a gain of more than 2.5 million jobs.

June 18 2020
Coronavirus . Responsible Investing .
Article Are environmental factors about to take a back seat?
June 4 2020

Possibly, at least in the early stages of the post-Covid recovery.

June 4 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Still a tad cautious on high yield
June 4 2020

The dichotomy between market tranquility and abundant uncertainty has us remaining highly selective.

June 1 2020
Coronavirus . Active Management .
Article Turbulent times call for a little ballast
June 2 2020

And investors may find some by including a balanced approach in their portfolios.

June 3 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article Less of zero
June 1 2020

The Fed has been outspoken against negative rates, and a U-shaped recovery could shorten the period they are pinned to zero.

June 4 2020
Active Management . Equity .
Article 'Where is it?'
May 29 2020

The money, that is. Despite massive stimulus, lending and spending have yet to perk up.

June 5 2020
Liquidity . Coronavirus .
Video Relative safety, liquidity and stability
May 29 2020

Three reasons to invest in cash.

May 29 2020
Liquidity . Coronavirus .
Video How have money markets fared during Covid-19 volatility?
May 29 2020

Fed actions spurred confidence in, and inflows into, liquidity sector.

May 29 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Glass half full
May 29 2020

We are optimistic at this critical juncture for the U.S. economy.

June 9 2020
Coronavirus . International/Global .
Article 5 reasons to think international now
May 28 2020

With the bottom appearing to be in, there's nowhere to go but up.

May 27 2020
Coronavirus . Responsible Investing .
Article The ESG emperor has clothes

May 27 2020

In times of crisis, human capital and stewardship matter even more.

May 22 2020
Coronavirus . Active Management .
Article The strange irony of Covid-19
May 22 2020

The pandemic is exposing opportunities and the benefits of active management.

May 22 2020
Liquidity . Coronavirus .
Video We're expecting a U-shaped recovery
May 22 2020

And that should be good for the liquidity markets.

May 22 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Fiscal policy moral hazards
May 22 2020

Any new stimulus must only target economic recovery.

June 2 2020
Equity . Active Management .
Article Major retest of March lows in as bears complain stocks are 'detached from reality'
May 20 2020

Company fundamentals far more important now than macro analysis.

June 2 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article What might the post-Covid commercial real estate market look like?
May 19 2020

Much is to be determined, but e-commerce facilities, RV parks and suburbs are well positioned.

May 18 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Negative rates not on the table
May 19 2020

The Fed has made it very clear it isn't interested.

May 19 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article How is the pandemic affecting ABS investing?
May 18 2020

Volatility comes and goes, but in the end, it’s about doing your homework.

May 18 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Covid crushes retail sales
May 15 2020

But there is a sharp dividing line between the winners and losers.

May 20 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article If the consumer won't cooperate, we've got a problem
May 15 2020

The virus and unemployment rate will dictate consumer behavior. Plus human nature.

May 19 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Bull stumbles to feet as stock picking drives market
May 8 2020

Being in the right stocks starting to matter more than being in stocks.

May 11 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Labor market nadir?
May 8 2020

The news is dismal, but stocks appear to be looking past it to a potential rebound in the year's second half.

May 8 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article My pet peeve is people like you ...
May 8 2020

As troubling data pours forth, the pain trade is to the upside.

May 15 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Summer can't come soon enough
May 6 2020

Data over the next few weeks and months will be ugly, but better times lie ahead.

May 15 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article A new era for growth stocks
May 5 2020

Companies that continuously innovate should continue to lead.

May 8 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Podcast Dark clouds to clearer skies


May 1 2020

A torrent of events in 2020’s first quarter rattled the global economy and markets. What’s the outlook for investors for the rest of the year? Join Phil Orlando, R.J. Gallo and Linda Duessel as they share insights.

May 6 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article The Fed fine-tunes its response
May 1 2020

That the Fed has been adjusting its policy action is impressive and important.

April 30 2020
Coronavirus . Markets/Economy .
Article U.S. recession has begun
April 30 2020

GDP fell 4.8% in the first quarter, but expect economic growth by the third.

April 29 2020
Monetary Policy . Liquidity .
Article Fed still putting out fires
April 29 2020

The FOMC statement reiterated it will not hold anything back to aid the economy.

May 5 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article State bankruptcies? An odd and misplaced idea
April 27 2020

Suffering states aren't seeking this option and, under current law, can't anyway.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Virtual girl
April 24 2020

As Linda settles in at home, she ponders if we're getting ahead of ourselves.

April 30 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Corona Crisis' update: Enter the stock picker
April 21 2020

With market likely stuck in trading range, finding winners & losers becomes key.

April 21 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Locking in near-term profits
April 21 2020

Expecting challenging fundamental news in coming weeks, we pared our allocation to equities.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Do you think there will be a retest?'
April 17 2020

A pullback is not unusual after a strong rally.

May 4 2020
Coronavirus . Markets/Economy .
Article This too shall pass
April 17 2020

We see through this technical recession to a sharp recovery in the second half of 2020 and beyond.

April 30 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Bet on American ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit
April 13 2020

As bad as it may seem, history suggests better days and opportunities lie ahead.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Crude oil crossroads
April 9 2020

New OPEC and Russia reductions should raise prices, but demand must rise to stabilize the market.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'I'm going back to sleep'
April 9 2020

Unprecedented stimulus is putting some investors' minds at ease.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article The bull roars back
April 9 2020

And returns to secular bull uptrend as investors see light at end of tunnel.

April 27 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article It helps that we know the unknowns
April 8 2020

We're in somewhat of a holding pattern as we await clarity ... and opportunity

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article They're going to find me out
April 3 2020

As she adjusts to working from home, Linda wonders what happens when all the bills come due.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Markets/Economy .
Article It will get worse
April 3 2020

The disastrous March jobs report didn't even factor in the terrible last two weeks.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article In munis, as elsewhere, signs of improved market functioning
April 1 2020

Unprecedented Fed and government support helps restore semblance of normalcy amid crisis.

April 27 2020
Coronavirus . Liquidity .
Article Liquidity market meets the challenge
April 1 2020

With the Fed as a partner, the cash markets overcame stress in March.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article The bad, the ugly and the good
March 27 2020

With so much still unknown, it seems too early to call a market bottom.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article As Congress debates stimulus, Fed marches forward
March 23 2020

Policymakers keep coming up with more ways to support markets and economy.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Corona Crisis' framework update: Sizing up the mountain, the valley and the Sherpa
March 20 2020

Bottoming process continues.

April 20 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Last call ... for a long time'
March 20 2020

Social distancing certainly seems necessary but it comes at a steep near-term price.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Liquidity .
Article Fed lends a hand to businesses

March 18 2020

Primary dealers and the short end of the commercial paper market are the latest to get support.

April 23 2020
Coronavirus . Monetary Policy .
Article A Fed flood
March 15 2020

The Federal Reserve slashed rates to near zero Sunday evening.

March 6 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article A long-needed correction finds 2 good excuses
February 28 2020

Coronavirus and possible Sanders victory are washing out the "weak hands."

April 9 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article Is it 'material'?
February 28 2020

The Fed must decide, on its own, if the coronavirus outbreak qualifies as such.

April 9 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Sorry for the coughing
February 28 2020

The week started just fine in North Carolina...then I came back late Thursday.

April 16 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Podcast Bullish enough on 2020

February 20 2020

The real upside, Steve Auth says, could come post-election.

April 9 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article A four-month shopping spree
February 19 2020

Measured from October to January, holiday retail sales impressed.

April 16 2020
Markets/Economy .
Infographic 2020 Market Outlook February 10 2020

What industry money managers are thinking about stocks and the economy as a new year gets underway.

April 9 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Dwelling on the details
January 29 2020

With no change in rates, technical adjustments the only news from the Fed today.

April 16 2020
Interest Rates . Volatility .
Video The Fed addresses repo concerns
December 4 2019

From TOMO to POMO and a lower fed funds target range, it’s taking measures to keep the markets on a steady keel.

April 9 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Fed cuts rates, adds another dissenter
September 18 2019

Will the quarter-point reduction be the last one this year?