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Aug 05, 2019 Research Alliance The Benefits High-Quality Stocks Can Add to Portfolios—Eaton Vance

The strong markets over the past 10 years have been led by lower-quality companies.

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Aug 02, 2019 Research Alliance Rosie’s Prognosis? Not Rosy—WisdomTree

On last week’s “Behind the Markets” podcast, Jeremy Schwartz and Jeff Weniger spoke with Dave Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff. The conversation focused on global markets.

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Jul 22, 2019 Research Alliance Investor Caution in Order as U.S. Economy, Markets Climb Higher—Eaton Vance

Even after a decade of relative tailwinds for the U.S. economy, the existence of roughly $13 trillion in debt securities with negative yields suggests more challenging times may lie ahead.

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Jul 18, 2019 Second Quarter 2019 Research Call Replay

Listen to a replay of our second quarter 2019 Litman Gregory research team webinar. Topics covered (among others): macroeconomic conditions, monetary policy, yield curve inversion, expected returns for U.S. and European stocks, alternatives, and fixed income positioning changes. The presentation slides are available at the bottom of the page under Resources.

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Jul 03, 2019 Research Alliance No Heavy Lifting Required—WisdomTree

When looking at the money and bond markets these days, they almost seem to be saying to the Fed, “Would you please cut rates already?” Against this backdrop, Kevin Flanagan continues to advocate for a solution designed to help fixed income investors navigate the waters that loom ahead without making a high conviction bet on where rates are headed: the barbell strategy.

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Jul 02, 2019 Research Alliance Eaton Vance Quarterly Equity Outlook—Second Quarter 2019

A potential Fed rate cut combined with any sign of improvement in the outlook for the global economy, including an easing of trade tensions, will likely be sufficient catalysts to steepen the yield curve.

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Jun 26, 2019 Research Alliance UST 10-Year… Where Do We Go from Here?—WisdomTree

After a Federal Reserve meeting like the one last week, it’s always prudent to take a step back and let the dust settle. Kevin Flanagan analyzes the U.S. Treasury (UST) 10-Year yield and poses the question: Where do we go from here?

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Jun 05, 2019 Research Alliance Which Came First—the Chicken or the Egg?—WisdomTree

Last week, we heard a narrative regarding the movement in the stock and bond markets—specifically, that the decline in U.S. equities resulted from the drop in the U.S. Treasury 10-Year yield. Typically, the bond market reacts to developments in the stock market, not the other way around. Kevin Flanagan investigates a possible shift in the paradigm.

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May 21, 2019 Research Alliance “Curve”ology 101—WisdomTree

It’s time for your final in "Curve"ology 101. Does the UST 3-Month/10-Year curve signal an upcoming recession? Kevin Flanagan explains.

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May 13, 2019 Research Alliance Why Stop at 65 Times Earnings?—WisdomTree

Amazon bulls point to the company’s impressive 91% annual earnings growth in the three years ending 2018. But that may be the company’s Achilles’ heel. Jeff Weniger explains why our core large-cap strategy underweights Big Tech.

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