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Ivo C. Nenin

Chart of the Month | A Price War Erupts in the Oil Market

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Deborah Spalding on Mar 16, 2020

Topic: Market Commentary

Oil prices declined over 21 percent on March 9, 2020, the largest single-day decline since January 1991 during the Gulf War.

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Chart of the Month | Central Banks Increasingly Accommodative

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Ryan Driscoll on Feb 6, 2020

Topic: Market Commentary

World markets appeared to be returning to their upward trend in the beginning of February after a volatile start of the year...

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Chart of the Month | Election Year Market Trends

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Jan 8, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Market Commentary

As we enter the 12th year of economic expansion since the Great Financial Crisis, investors continue to wonder whether 2020 will be the year when...

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Chart of the Month | Fed Funds Rate Reduction Drives Markets to New Highs

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Nov 12, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

U.S. equities reached an all-time high at the end of October as downside fears abated and risk-on sentiment improved. Among the positives...

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Chart of the Month | Strange Happenings in the Repo Market

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Ryan Driscoll on Oct 2, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

An obscure but very large part of the financial markets caused a stir in late September. Lending rates spiked in the repurchase (repo) markets...

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Chart of the Month | Yield Curve Inversion – Signal or False Positive?

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Sep 5, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

Lately, there has been quite a bit of hand-wringing by the financial media about the yield curve inversion. It seems that many prognosticators believe...

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Chart of the Month | Defensive Stocks at a Premium

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Jul 2, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

The valuation premium (forward price/earnings) of defensive stocks versus cyclicals has climbed steadily over the last seven months...

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Chart of the Month | Conflicting Signals in Stock and Bond Markets

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Jun 7, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

This month we turn our attention to the Stock and Bond Markets. Bond markets’ expectations of U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cuts...

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Inflation Expectations are Rising. How Can Investors Protect Portfolios?

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Kristofer Kwait on May 14, 2018

Topic: Investment Strategy | Real Assets | Spending Policy

In March, capital markets entered their tenth year of post-crisis recovery. For diversified portfolios, these have been some of the most profitable times, characterized by strong returns, positive correlations between equities and bonds and robust illiquidity premiums from private programs . . .

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