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Energy and Macro Drive Markets Into a Short-Lived Rally

October 09, 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

Macro-Sensitive Assets Come Back into Focus as High Beta Takes a Dive

August 21, 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

Macro Drivers Tumble as Market Starts to Rally

July 10, 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

The Fed Sparks Panic in the Equity Markets

May 08, 2022

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

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Investors Signal a Risk-Off Environment

May 01, 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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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

Macro Holds Onto Its Grip Over Global Equity Markets

April 24, 2022

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

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Setting the Stage for Upcoming Rate Hikes

February 20, 2022

As inflation continues to skyrocket to 40-year highs and Fed rate hikes remain imminent, investors are finding themselves facing continually rocky markets. Further exacerbating the already tenuous environment, the yield curve has been flattening. Many predict that the curve could even invert, signaling that slowing economic growth could be on the horizon.

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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

Hedging Against a Dynamic Market

February 13, 2022

Over the last month, we’ve outlined the growth vs. value rotation and the broader macroeconomic landscape that have sent shockwaves through equity markets early in 2022.

Last week, we moved the spotlight to help our community identify securities where growth and value can coexist. This week, we’ll continue down this path of action to demonstrate how managers can hedge to protect against the...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Quantifying the Impact of an Increasingly Hawkish Fed

January 09, 2022

This week, we’re temporarily pausing our “Where’s the Alpha?” series to help our community analyze the potential impact of the Fed’s hawkish surprise earlier this week.

The Fed’s Dec 14-15 meeting minutes became publicly available on Tuesday, revealing that the Fed intends to accelerate the reduction of the bonds held on its balance sheet. While most observers expected measured rate increases,...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg