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Inflation

Third Consecutive Quarter of Decline Capped by Persistent Inflation

October 02, 2022

Over the past several months, we've introduced Extreme Movers, the latest tool in our arsenal to understand what is driving markets from week to week. We also debuted an international version of the Extreme Movers portfolio to help investors compare fluctuating alpha opportunities and factor-driven dynamics between the US and the world. The Extreme Movers portfolios allow us to apply hindsight to...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Global Rate Hikes Drive Risk-Off Sentiment

September 25, 2022

Over the past several months, we've introduced Extreme Movers, the latest tool in our arsenal to understand what is driving markets from week to week. We also debuted an international version of the Extreme Movers portfolio to help investors compare fluctuating alpha opportunities and factor-driven dynamics between the US and the world. The Extreme Movers portfolios allow us to apply hindsight to...

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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

Hotter Than Expected Inflation Keeps Beta & Macro on the Front Burner

September 18, 2022

Over the past several months, we've introduced Extreme Movers, the latest tool in our arsenal to understand what is driving markets from week to week. We also debuted an international version of the Extreme Movers portfolio to help investors compare fluctuating alpha opportunities and factor-driven dynamics between the US and the world. The Extreme Movers portfolios allow us to apply hindsight to...

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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

All Eyes on Rates & Inflation Amid Rising Recession Concerns

July 17, 2022

Over the past several weeks, we've introduced Extreme Movers, the latest tool in our arsenal to understand what is driving markets from week to week. We also debuted an international version of the Extreme Movers portfolio to help investors compare fluctuating alpha opportunities and factor-driven dynamics between the US and the world. The Extreme Movers portfolios allow us to apply hindsight to...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

A Market Flight to Quality

May 15, 2022

Please see our Market Summary and Omega Point's Top Surprise Factors of the week below.The Surprise Metrics measure each factor's return divided by its predicted standard deviation. On a trailing one-week basis and since the invasion on Feb 24, we continue to see multiple standard deviation moves across a broad number of factors that continue to shift each week and are a unique indicator of the...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Markets Feel Supply Chain Woes and Commodity Price Pressures

April 17, 2022

Please see below for our Market Summary and Omega Point’s Top Surprise Factors of the week.

The Surprise Metrics measure each factor's return divided by its predicted standard deviation. On a trailing one-week basis and since the invasion on Feb 24, we continue to see multiple standard deviation moves across a broad number of factors that continue to shift each week and are a unique indicator of...

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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

Is the Overheating Economy Cooking Your Portfolio?

August 15, 2021

This past week saw interesting and polarizing news, as the CPI and PPI releases yielded mixed feelings in the market. CPI rose 0.5%, which CNBC noted was in line with expectations based on the consensus from economists surveyed by Dow Jones, and Core CPI came in lower than expectations, rising only 0.3%. However, as outlined by MarketWatch, PPI jumped up higher than expected, rising by 1%...

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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA