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Sep 17, 2018 Research Alliance Global Perspectives—Thornburg Investment Management

If the efficient markets hypothesis is questionable at the stock level, it’s more so at the index level. As the number of indices skyrockets, the number of companies declines, and passive flows grow, active price discovery becomes more and more valuable.

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Sep 14, 2018 Research Alliance Muni Floating-Rate Notes and Rising Rates—Eaton Vance

In this post, we'll discuss why municipal floating-rate notes—an often-overlooked part of the market—may be an attractive option for investors thinking about how to earn income while also protecting themselves against rising rates.

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Sep 13, 2018 Research Alliance Munis a Bright Spot in Fixed Income—Thornburg Investment Management

Portfolio manager Chris Ryon says municipal bond outperformance has been a bright spot versus other fixed-income asset classes, which have been impacted by this year's interest rate volatility.

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Sep 13, 2018 Research Alliance Is High Tracking Error a Bad Thing?—Parametric Portfolio Associates

What is tracking error, and is high tracking error always bad? Find out how the formula works and why the degree of acceptable tracking error is a personal choice.

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Sep 13, 2018 Research Alliance The Digital Payments Revolution—Artisan Partners

A discussion with Artisan Partners Growth Team portfolio managers Jim Hamel, Jason White, Matt Kamm, and Craigh Cepukenas.

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Sep 13, 2018 Research Alliance This Choppier Environment Isn’t a New Normal, It’s the Normal Normal—American Century Investments

Interest rates, inflation, political turmoil, higher energy prices, and a potential trade war are bringing volatility back to more normal rates.

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Sep 07, 2018 Research Alliance Yields Might Be Stagnant, but Income Doesn't Have to Be—Wells Fargo Asset Management

The search for income in today's yield-starved world has created new opportunities and balanced out the risks.

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Sep 06, 2018 Research Alliance Do Positive Earnings Surprises Still Matter?—Wells Fargo Asset Management

Stock prices haven't responded as favorably to earnings surprises in recent months. What's causing this divergence?

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Sep 06, 2018 Research Alliance Liquid Alternatives: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?—Parametric Portfolio Associates

In this post we look at why these vehicles may provide many investors with what they seek: something for nothing.

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Sep 05, 2018 Research Alliance The Old Normal—Wells Fargo Investment Institute

After a historically long recovery, could a return to rising rates, higher inflation, and more robust GDP growth be in store?

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