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Surprise Characteristics Indices

Beta Sparks a Strong Week in the US Market

July 24, 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

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

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 Market Reacts to Inflation with Sector Realignment

June 26, 2022

Over the last month, we've introduced Extreme Movers, the latest tool in our arsenal to understand what is driving markets from week to week. Two week's ago, we 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...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Macro Factors are Driving Market Surprise

March 27, 2022

Markets exhibited more strange behavior this week as the war in Ukraine raged on, and the macroeconomic backdrop continued to drive investor sentiment. So this week, we continue to leverage our Surprise Indices to highlight market reaction to current global events. We’ll also extend our analysis to illustrate a practical example of using our Surprise Index framework, combined with additional...

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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

Your Exposure to the New Economic Order - Part III

March 20, 2022

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, we have leveraged our access to over 150 style and 400 sector factors to measure the market’s reaction. In our last two editions of Factor Spotlight, we introduced our Surprise Metric and our Surprise Characteristics Indices to quantify the significance of factor movements in the market and the sensitivity of assets to this new economic...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Your Exposure to the New Economic Order - Part II

March 13, 2022

For the last two weeks, we have leveraged our access to over 150 style and 400 sector factors to measure the market reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This week, we’ll be providing an update on the significant factor trends we see through the lens of our Surprise Metric.We will also introduce our Surprise Characteristics Indices, which will help quantify the reaction trade's risk and...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg