Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Equity

Is Now a Good Time to Buy REITs?

Investors in US REIT stocks may use a variety of valuation methodologies in making investment decisions, but we think one of the most important of those considers the underlying value of properties using transactional evidence in the real estate investment market itself.

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Equity

In the Know: What’s Ailing US Biotech?

Even if Hillary Clinton’s prescription plan, as we currently understand it, did ultimately pass, in my view the impact would be very manageable for the (biotech) sector.

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Why Wouldn’t You Invest in Mid Caps?

The range of industries and exposures offered by mid-cap companies persuades us that this remains an attractive place to hunt out bargains.

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Global Economic Perspective: October

Overall, while there are plenty of ‘problem children’ in the emerging-market space, there are undoubtedly assets and currencies being beaten down by broad-brush assessments of economic prospects that merit renewed attention.

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European QE: Has It Been Worth the Effort?

Now, we feel the time is right for a further shot in the arm. In our view, it’s not a question of whether the ECB will extend QE, it’s a question of when: Will the announcement come in October or December?

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Connecting with the “Internet of Things”

We now see a trend where smart devices can connect to one another and share data, allowing them to perform new and exciting tasks. We believe the explosion of such connected devices will significantly change the way individuals and businesses operate on a daily basis.

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US Monetary Policy: It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

Is maintaining a zero interest rate policy in the United Sates today a good idea, or is not raising rates doing more harm than its intended good? I suppose that depends on perspective and opinion.

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Australia: Too Much Reserve on Interest Rates?

In our view, the Reserve Bank of Australia would prefer not to lower interest rates from the 2% level unless conditions deteriorate and warrant further stimulus.

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Perspectives

Hasenstab Sees Once-in-a-Multi-Decade Opportunities

There are a handful of countries that are being caught up in the current market turmoil that we think are the diamonds in the rough—multi-decade opportunities, once-in-the-history of some of these countries—opportunities.

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Kissing a Lot of Frogs: The Work of a Small-Cap Manager

Given the (UK) domestic bias to the earnings of smaller caps compared with larger caps, small caps seem to us to be more attractive as the global growth outlook faces numerous headwinds