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Macro

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

Where’s the Macro?

December 05, 2021

Throughout 2021, we’ve explored a variety of macroeconomic influences on equity risk and performance, from interest rates to inflation, commodities, and more. Of course, the magnitude of the macro role in equity markets fluctuates over time but, for many, it has felt as though macroeconomic factors have been a massive driver of performance for nearly two years running. As a result, as fundamental...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg