Month: August 2019

Aug 30

Private equity continues to invest in midstream

Amid the ongoing volatility of equity prices, underlying midstream fundamentals continue to be healthy. Midstream throughput, as measured by the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs),

Aug 27

Meet the strategist: Ben Powell

We recently chatted with Ben Powell, BlackRock’s Chief Investment Strategist for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, to learn more about him. This post features highlights from our discussion with Singapore-based

Aug 24

Gold and Precious Metals Mining Equities—Regaining Their Luster in 2019

Gold and precious metals mining equities—as represented by the Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index (XAU)—are performing solidly in 2019, having climbed 36.5% year-to-date through August 9.  Changes in the macroeconomic

Aug 21

Autumn breezes: 5 investing themes to consider

It may not feel like it yet, but fall is just around the corner. And just as the return of autumn offers the relief of cool breezy spells, but interspersed

Aug 18

Dispelling false analogs in Emerging Market Fintech

China’s success in financial technology inspires legions of EM fintech hopefuls worldwide, spurring them to frenzied product expansion. Private and public market investors consider EM fintech an assured tale of

Aug 15

Eliminating that Factor Home Bias

Investors have flocked to single factor ETFs with $90 BN in flows over the past 10 years. However, when dissecting these flows further, one can’t help but notice that U.S.

Aug 12

I Am Surprised by the Recent Commentary on Rates

You can count me as surprised. But not for why you are thinking – that the ticker tape is not looking very good now or that safe assets are rallying.

Aug 09

Why bonds are now the better hedge

This is not a year in which investors have needed to hedge their equity risk. As of this writing, stocks have not only rallied, they’ve rallied with a consistency last

Aug 06

Measure twice, cut once: Fed delivers expected cut

The Federal Reserve (Fed) cut rates by 0.25% for the first time in over a decade,1 a move largely expected by the market. Heading into the July Federal Open Market

Aug 06

Why Is Auditing Software Necessary ?

It’s simple – businesses around the country need procedures in place to monitor, record, and calibrate the inputs, outputs, functions and operations of their departments. It is important to assess