While the stock market ran hot for much of the second half of 2020 to date, the bond market has been mostly on ice. In fact, last summer we saw the 10-year Treasury yield plunge to levels not seen since 1786. Yet, yields have recently begun to surge.
The power of the purse is increasing at an unprecedented pace. A third of the world’s financial assets is now under the control of women. From 2016 to 2019, they accumulated wealth at a compound annual growth rate of 6.1%. Over the next four years, that rate will accelerate to 7.2%—adding $5 trillion more annually to the global wealth pool, according to a comprehensive global study.
In the March issue of our monthly flagship publication, we feature:On the Record by Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth, where he discusses how despite the impaired labor market, the spike in interest rates, consumers’ record savings levels, we are marching toward an economic inflection point of historic scale. He also details a potential buying opportunity over the short term and explains our rationale for our portfolio changes.