Despite passive investing’s relentless progress, a few important impediments stand in the way.
Corporate profits likely crested in last year’s third quarter, and projections are for so-so increases in 2019. But that might not be too bad.
The little-noticed downturn may power the current economic expansion longer. But how much longer?
Growing in volume, these bank borrowings offer floating rates, a key advantage in the current rising-rate era.
A strong central bank, less oil dependence, and a more diversified economy should help overcome challenges like crime and poverty in the long run.
Investors, though, may be overlooking the tailwind that a strong economy driving rates higher gives them for the time being.
Expect pain, sure, but changed conditions might make it more bearable this time.
Late in the property cycle, interest rates are climbing and the market in some sectors is saturated.
Investors are rewarding EMs with strong economies and governments, while punishing others as strong dollar takes its toll.
When the next recession arrives, at least real estate won’t be the culprit. But the industry lacks its old oomph to help with a recovery.
Commodity-exporting EM’s collateral damage of a Beijing-ordered slowdown and a US-China trade war.
While Turkey’s Erdogan tries to blame US policy, the country’s troubles are more fundamental and gauging impact on other risk assets is key for investors.
Whether corporate capex will result in strong GDP and productivity gains remains to be seen as the economy moves to an increasingly technological footing.
Questions remain about the impact on performance, but risk reduction gains champions.
The allure of computer-based investing is powerful, despite inferior returns.