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  • Jim McDonald: A Post-Rally Checkup
    Jim McDonald: A Post-Rally Checkup
    Jim McDonald, Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Feb 11 2019 3 mins
    Stocks have rallied strongly in the New Year – is the rally justified and what is the outlook from here? Jim McDonald takes a closer look.
  • Jim McDonald: Embracing Some Risk
    Jim McDonald: Embracing Some Risk
    Jim McDonald, Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Jan 14 2019 3 mins
    The fourth quarter sell-off in financial markets, alongside more dovish commentary from the Federal Reserve, improved our outlook for risk.
  • Jim McDonald: 2019 Outlook
    Jim McDonald: 2019 Outlook
    Jim McDonald - Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Dec 17 2018 3 mins
    We entered 2018 with a significant overweight to risk assets, but steadily pared that back to neutral as risks increased around the outlook for growth and monetary policy. What’s ahead for 2019? Jim McDonald explains.
  • Jim McDonald: Watchfully Waiting
    Jim McDonald: Watchfully Waiting
    Jim McDonald - Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Nov 19 2018 3 mins
    The conflict between slowing global growth and rising rates by the Fed need to be resolved before animal spirits re-engage. Jim McDonald explains.
  • Jim McDonald: Shifting to Neutral
    Jim McDonald: Shifting to Neutral
    Jim McDonald - Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Oct 15 2018 3 mins
    We've moved our tactical risk positioning back to neutral after years of being overweight risk. Jim McDonald explains.
  • Factor Research Quarterly: Forecasts & Market Events
    Factor Research Quarterly: Forecasts & Market Events
    Michael Hunstad, PhD, Head of Quantitative Strategies; Andrew Knell, Senior Investment Strategist Recorded: Aug 29 2018 34 mins
    In this quarter's call, our top experts discuss how factors have behaved in the recent market environment. You'll gain insight into:

    •What to expect from small caps in a volatile environment
    •Why your value investments may be underperforming
    •Current factor valuations and forecasts

    Get an inside look at how our top experts are viewing today's biggest headlines through a factor lens.
  • An Equity Market for Factors
    An Equity Market for Factors
    Michael Hunstad, Ph.D., Northern Trust Asset Management Head of Quantitative Strategies Recorded: Jul 17 2018 3 mins
    Are we heading toward a pricing cliff for factor-based strategies? Michael Hunstad provides some opportunities to consider when contemplating factor-based investments.

    • Factors typically do well when equity market returns are relatively benign
    • Factors may provide excess return to a portfolio
  • Jim McDonald: Give Me Credit
    Jim McDonald: Give Me Credit
    Jim McDonald - Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Jul 16 2018 3 mins
    Interest rates and credit spreads have increased this year, but we expect those trends to reverse over the next year. Additionally, we think concerns about accelerating inflation are overblown. Jim McDonald explains.
  • Volatility in 2018 and Beyond
    Volatility in 2018 and Beyond
    Bob Browne, CFA, Northern Trust Chief Investment Officer Recorded: Jul 6 2018 3 mins
    Many investors are concerned about recent volatility, but it’s really a return to the norm. However, there are two events we think may cause more volatility in the markets.

    •Can the Fed be wrong?
    •Trade war
  • Factor Research Quarterly: The Return of Volatility
    Factor Research Quarterly: The Return of Volatility
    Michael Hunstad, Head of Quantitative Strategies: Andrew Knell, Senior Investment Strategist, Northern Trust Asset Management Recorded: May 23 2018 44 mins
    Volatility has returned in markets across the world. In this quarter's call, our top quantitative experts discuss how factors have behaved as a result of volatility in the last quarter.

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