Looser Financial Conditions Should Support Economic Growth and Stocks in the Second Half

Proxy metrics for financial conditions from the US dollar, to interest rates to corporate bond spreads have been loosening since June and suggest continued moderate economic growth in the second half of 2017 and a firm equity market. In this post we’ll briefly highlight how these measures of financial conditions point to a firmer manufacturing […]

Coal is Dead and Other Thoughts on Fossil Fuels from Peter Zeihan

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With energy setting records as the worst performing sector year-to-date, we were curious about Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan’s thoughts on fossil fuels in the context of the United States’ continued retreat from the global theater. We recently caught up with Peter to ask his opinion. Below are excerpts from that conversation. KLC: What are your […]

Quarterly Strategy Update: Structural Rotation

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This quarter, we look at two important structural changes that appear to be underway: a normalization in US and European monetary policy and a normalization in crude oil inventories. We expect these two trends to have important ramifications for equity sector leadership trends. In addition, we expect the growth-driven equity leadership that has prevailed for the last […]

Are Investors Switching From Active to Passive or From Passive to Cheaper Passive?

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It’s been awhile since we’ve weighed in on the active/passive debate so we thought we’d toss our hat in the ring yet again and try to explain the asset migration that is taking the fund management industry by storm. The “wisdom” behind switching from active to passive investment products goes something like this: Passive products […]