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Mar 19, 2019 Research Alliance Democratize Quant, India and the Oil Market—WisdomTree

On last week’s “Behind the Markets” podcast, Jeremy Schwartz and Liqian Ren spoke with Wes Gray, CEO of Alpha Architect; Gaurav Sinha, Associate Director of Asset Allocation and Modern AlphaTM at WisdomTree; and Jay Hatfield, CEO of InfraCap.

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Feb 05, 2019 Research Alliance Oil Prices Sink: Do Fundamentals Match Sentiment?—OppenheimerFunds

A lookback into the causes of 2008 and 2014’s oil price collapse and comparison to the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Aug 23, 2018 Research Alliance Increasing Exposure to MLPs—OppenheimerFunds

Improved long-term fundamentals, and cyclical and near-term catalysts may boost MLPs.

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Jul 26, 2018 Research Alliance Are You Prepared for Unexpected Inflation?—Parametric Portfolio Associates

Is inflation still in check? Check. But is it up? Yup. If it spikes unexpectedly, will your portfolio be prepared to ride out the turbulence? We look at one particular asset class that may help diversify your holdings, reduce risk, and soothe inflation's sting.

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Jul 11, 2018 Research Alliance Oil Price Shifts Into Overdrive—Thornburg Investment Management

Supply and demand dynamics, along with political fuel injection, may keep crude prices running hot.

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Feb 22, 2018 Research Alliance Will 2018 be a Breakout Year for Commodities?—Parametric Portfolio Associates

The current stage of the economic cycle favors commodities. As does the weakening U.S. dollar.

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Jan 29, 2018 Litman Gregory Fourth Quarter 2017 Research Q&A

In this quarter's Research Q&A, we discuss inflation, a curve-steepening fixed-income scenario, the U.S. dollar’s valuation, the effect of rising rates on arbitrage, and the recent performance of major equity factors and styles.

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Jan 18, 2018 Research Alliance Guess What Delivered in Spades in Thornburg’s Internal 2017 Competition?—Thornburg Investment Management

In 2017, the winner was Sean Sun, whose three picks included bitcoin. Here are his thoughts on bitcoin and the blockchain.

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Dec 19, 2017 The Bitcoin Craze is Speculation, Not Investing

We’ve been getting some questions from clients and advisors about bitcoin. Our general view is that betting on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is speculation, not investing.

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Jul 24, 2017 Research Alliance Breaking Down the Presumed Correlation Between Commodities, Emerging Markets—Thornburg Investment Management

The performance divergence of emerging-market stocks and commodities reflects improved earnings quality, valuations, and changes in the index.

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