Category Archives: On the Trading Desk

Optimizing your cash strategy

Cash strategies play a big role in an ultralow-yield environment. Here to explain is Jeff Weaver, head of money market funds and short-duration strategies at Wells Capital Management, Inc. Listen to the podcast (new window). Laurie: I’m Laurie King, and … Continue reading

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Japan: Another second wind for Abe?

A huge victory for Shinzo Abe’s coalition could move Japan’s economy forward. What opportunity might that present for investors? Listen to the podcast (new window). Laurie King: I’m Laurie King, and you are On the Trading Desk. Well, the week … Continue reading

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How low for yields and the pound?

The Bank of England has embraced a lower pound to backstop Brexit risks. Low bond yields have been heading lower. How low can we go? Dr. Brian Jacobsen explains. Listen to the podcast (new window). Aldo Ceccarelli: I’m Aldo Ceccarelli, … Continue reading

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Brexit—the vote felt around the world

Dr. Brian Jacobsen interviews four portfolio managers to gain global understanding of the realities and expectations for investors as the Brexit situation unfolds. Listen to the podcast. Brian Jacobsen: I’m Brian Jacobsen, and you are On the Trading Desk. British … Continue reading

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Midyear Outlook—part 3: Portfolio positioning as rates rise

In the third of a three-part series, our capital market strategists discuss portfolio positioning as rates slowly rise.

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Midyear Outlook—part 2: Room for growth in U.S. equities

In the second of a three-part series, our capital market strategists discuss their growth outlook for U.S. equities.

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Midyear Outlook—part 1: Opportunities in non-U.S. markets

In the first of a three-part series, our capital market strategists discuss opportunities in non-U.S. markets.

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Your move, central banks

Dr. Brian Jacobsen discusses what moves the Fed and the Bank of Japan might make in June. Listen to the podcast (new window). Aldo Ceccarelli: I’m Aldo Ceccarelli and you are On the Trading Desk. This month we’re discussing what’s … Continue reading

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How mining companies are digging out of a hole

Looking for ways to play the mining space? Mining companies are making themselves more attractive to investors. Investment analyst Melissa Duller joins Dr. Brian Jacobsen. Listen to the podcast (new window). Brian Jacobsen: I’m Brian Jacobsen, and you are On the … Continue reading

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Three lessons learned this earnings season

Earnings reports influence the markets. Understanding them helps you make better investment decisions. Listen to the podcast (new window). I’m Brian Jacobsen, and you are On the Trading Desk. Earnings reports companies provide influence the markets greatly; the more you … Continue reading

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