October 30, 2020 — Yes, like many others we’re harkening back to James Carville’s famous statement from the 1992 election of the importance of the economy to voters. The trite expression would likely have been retired by now were it not so accurate. Yet in 2020, it comes with the caveat that this year’s recession was brought on by the most exogenous of events, a global pandemic, and less likely to be pinned on whoever is currently at the wheel.
October 21, 2020—A demand for income and a reduction in supply of higher-quality instruments have led investors to look beyond garden-variety government and investment-grade corporate for some yield love. Tony welcomes Jeff Katz, Managing Director, TCW/Metwest, to explore what fixed income bubbles have been or are in the process of being created as a result of monetary policy—and whether any of these bubbles are at risk of popping.
October 16, 2020—The housing market’s role as one of the key drivers of the current recovery has been notable and stands in stark contrast to its role as a key driver of the last recession (2008–2009). The housing market’s surprising resilience is due in part to pandemic-induced demand for housing, in addition to ultra-low interest rates and pre-pandemic demographic trends.