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May 02, 2019 Research Alliance U.S.-China Trade: When vs. What—WisdomTree

We believe a formal U.S.-China trade agreement is likely to be signed before the G20 meeting in June. In response, investors may want to have a plan in place, as China is simply too large an opportunity to ignore in global portfolios. Brian Manby lists three factors to consider when investing in Chinese equities.

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May 01, 2019 Research Alliance A Unique Lens on Risk Management—WisdomTree

On last week’s episode of our “Behind the Markets” podcast, Liqian Ren and Jeremy Schwartz spoke with Matt McAleer, Director of Equity Strategies at Cumberland Advisors, and economist Allison Schrager. The conversation focused on factor investing, U.S. sector trades, and how to manage risk when preparing for retirement.

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May 02, 2019 Research Alliance Economic Insight: Outlook for the Rest of 2019—Eaton Vance

Recent data suggest that the U.S. economy lost some of its positive momentum in Q1. However, we expect the economy to strengthen in Q2 and remain on solid ground throughout the rest of 2019. Time to be cautious? See the latest Impact Blog post from Calvert’s Vishal Khanduja and Brian Ellis.

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May 01, 2019 Research Alliance Responsible Investing: Positive Impact. Competitive Results—Eaton Vance

In recent years, interest in ESG issues has intensified, moving Responsible Investing (RI) into the mainstream. As RI gains ground, more investment managers are offering ESG-focused investments. But not all RI strategies are created equal. See what sets Calvert apart in this new capabilities brochure.

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Apr 29, 2019 Research Alliance The Next Step for the Fed Could Be a Hike—Guggenheim Investments

Continued growth will ultimately lead the Fed to increase rates again. The only questions are when and can anything derail this scenario.

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Apr 23, 2019 Research Alliance Can I Get a Refund?—WisdomTree

With another April 15 tax date come and gone, Kevin Flanagan asks: How did individual filers make out for the 2019 season versus a year ago?

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Apr 19, 2019 Research Alliance It's Our Turn—Osterweis Capital Management Total Return Market Outlook

Looking forward, we are loath to invest in the belly of the yield curve—specifically maturities between three and seven years.

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Apr 18, 2019 Research Alliance Osterweis Capital Management First Quarter 2019 Equity Outlook

The real truth is that the yield curve has a habit of inverting more often than the economy has of going into recession.

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Apr 19, 2019 Research Alliance What Do You Mean I'm Out of Money?—Osterweis Capital Management

While it is difficult to accurately forecast the timing of the next recession, we believe that growth will remain slow but positive.

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Apr 17, 2019 Research Alliance The Fed vs. the ECB: Who Will Blink First?—WisdomTree

If bond investors have learned anything this year, it is that the “winds of change” can blow in dramatically different directions regarding monetary policy. Kevin Flanagan discusses how market sentiment has shifted from where we were only four months ago.

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