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Feb 26, 2020 Research Alliance A Mighty Wind: Will Economic Gusts Push the Commodity Market Through Uncertainty in 2020?—Parametric

The commodities market appears to be recovering, but will it continue to improve throughout 2020?

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Oct 23, 2019 Research Alliance Mirror, Mirror: The Inverse Relationship Between Commodities and the U.S. Dollar—Parametric

Prices of commodities and the U.S. dollar are strongly linked. But is this also true at the individual commodity level?

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Oct 18, 2019 Research Alliance Accept No Substitutes—Parametric Portfolio Associates

The intuitively appealing substitution of natural resource stocks for a futures-based commodity exposure offers a less effective solution for both inflation protection and diversification.

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Oct 02, 2019 Research Alliance Drilling into Oil Market Investing after the Attack on Saudi Arabia—Thornburg

Longer-term investors should focus on an energy company’s structural advantages in terms of asset-base quality, operational efficiency and financial discipline, not the price of oil and gas.

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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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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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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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Jan 19, 2017 Litman Gregory Fourth Quarter Research Q&A

Each quarter, we hold a live webinar to address questions from clients about our investment views and current strategy. Among other topics, we discussed portfolio performance and our investment discipline, the key underpinnings of our strategic positioning, the performance of alternatives in 2016, and our thoughts on commodity-related investments.

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