by Thomas Quinn | Tracy Cao | Sharna Dobney | Jan 20, 2023 | Xponance® Quarterly Reports, Xponance® Insights
We delve into this opportunity by dissecting the fundamental differences between large and small-cap indices to see if this appears to be a buying opportunity or a fair repricing given the current environment.
by Sumali Sanyal and Cameron McLennan | Jan 18, 2023 | Xponance® Quarterly Reports, Xponance® Insights
As we move forward into 2023, what happens in financial markets will be determined by the interplay of two primary factors – inflation and economic growth.
by Charles Curry Jr and Noel McElreath | Jan 18, 2023 | Xponance® Quarterly Reports, Xponance® Insights
For each of the first three quarters of 2022, we spent the opening paragraph of this piece finding new and interesting ways to describe just how bad fixed income performance was, across all sectors and tenors. Yet despite capping one of the worst years for fixed income historically, 4Q22 managed to provide positive total and excess returns.
by Charles Curry Jr and Noel McElreath | Oct 14, 2022 | Xponance® Quarterly Reports, Xponance® Insights
Three quarters of 2022 are in the books, and it is certainly three quarters fixed income investors would all like to forget. As has become our custom, we present a Market Scorecard to document what has occurred across fixed income markets. The numbers are breathtakingly bad and putting them (once again) in a historical context, the bond vigilantes have delivered on the worst three quarter stretch (for some sectors) ever. The broad corporate market, for example, has seen its worst three quarters in succession since inception of modern corporate indices. The same can be said for the broad US Treasury market. At this point, however, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
by Sumali Sanyal and Cameron McLennan | Oct 13, 2022 | Xponance® Quarterly Reports, Xponance® Insights
Equity markets fell sharply for a third straight quarter in Q3, 2022. The big story for the quarter was the tightening of financial conditions driven by expectations for a more aggressive global rate hike cycle.
by Sumali Sanyal and Cameron McLennan | Jul 19, 2022 | Xponance® Quarterly Reports, Xponance® Insights
The second quarter of 2022 saw equity markets finish lower for a second straight quarter. The decline in the S&P 500 in the first half of 2022 has been the largest since 1970. Inflation concerns were the biggest drag on risk sentiment in the second quarter.