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2017 Investment Outlook PDF

Our 2017 Investment Outlook explores the shifting landscape and offers positioning strategies for an emerging set of opportunities and risks.

Length: 12 pages
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2017 Midyear Investment Outlook

Watch Chief Investment Strategist Mike Arone and Head of SPDR Americas Research Matthew Bartolini discuss the major challenges and implementation ideas for the second half of 2017.

Length: 12 minutes 22 seconds
Investment Outlooks
2017 Midyear Investment Outlook PDF

Our Midyear Outlook explores the New Abnormal and provides implementation ideas to help navigate this uncertain market environment.

Length: 12 pages
Investment Outlooks
5 Charts: Why It's Time to Pursue a "Game of Loans" for Income Generation PDF

Our five charts illustrate why we believe an allocation to senior loans may be a compelling tool for the credit sensitiveportion of a portfolio, allowing investors to potentially generate income while keeping a cautious eye on risk.

Length: 4 pages
Market Commentary
A Trump Presidency

Deputy Global CIO Lori Heinel assesses the market implications and potential for heightened volatility following Trump's historic win.

Length: 3 minutes 15 seconds
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After Enjoying the Open Road is there Traffic Ahead for Small Caps? PDF

After Enjoying the Open Road is there Traffic Ahead for Small Caps?

Length: 4 pages
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Changes to SPDR® Fund Lineup: FAQs PDF

Changes to SPDR® Fund Lineup: FAQs

Length: 3 pages
Market Commentary
Does the High Yield Market Have Room to Run? PDF

Does the High Yield Market Have Room to Run?

Length: 4 pages
Market Commentary
Forecasts for Higher Global Interest Rates PDF

Chief Strategist Mike Arone insists investors heed the warnings for higher inflation and increasing global interest rates.

Length: 5 pages
Market Commentary
Implementation Ideas for Seeking Income at a Reasonable Risk

Read Matthew Bartolini's advice on seeking income opportunities beyond traditional sources, ensuring yield is worth the risk.

SPDR Blog124 days ago
Investment Outlooks
Insights & Ideas: Chart Pack - October 2017 PDF

Explore timely insights and investment ideas from the SSGA Research team featuring proprietary market indicators, fund flows and actionable ideas to help you make more informed decisions.

Length: 41 pages
Investment Outlooks
Investing for Income PDF

Learn more about the challenges to the pursuit of total return, and how to seek income at a potentially reasonable risk.

Length: 1 page
Market Commentary
Investing in the New Abnormal PDF

2017 is anything but normal with investors facing low rates, high valuations and an almost eerie lack of volatility. Read our ideas to recalibrate portfolios in this New Abnormal.

Length: 2 pages
Market Commentary
Look Beyond the Label: A Smart Beta Due Diligence Primer

While many strategies sound the same, differences in index construction may yield vastly different performance results. Read more about what questions to ask as you conduct due diligence on smart beta ETFs.

SPDR Blog229 days ago
Market Commentary
Look Beyond the Label: The Importance of How a Smart Beta Index is Weighted

Understanding underlying index construction is crucial to achieving desired investment results. Read more about the importance of smart beta index weighting in ETF due diligence.

SPDR Blog212 days ago
Market Commentary
Look Beyond the Label: The Multiple Paths Multi-Factor Smart Beta Can Take

Understanding how factors can be combined is critical for choosing a smart beta ETF that aligns with your investment objectives and risk tolerance. Read about how to approach multi-factor smart beta due diligence.

SPDR Blog148 days ago
Market Commentary
Mid-Year Outlook: Great Expectations are Rebuffed in the New Abnormal

Despite the hopeful start to 2017, that energy has begun to fade. Mike Arone discusses the challenges investors are facing in the current environment and offers portfolio positioning ideas for the second half of 2017.

SPDR Blog132 days ago
Investment Outlooks
Sectors and Industries: Where We Spot Current Trends

Watch our quarterly update where Matthew Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research, discusses timely market opportunities and provides positioning ideas with sector and industry ETFs.

Length: 3 minutes 31 seconds
Market Commentary
Smart Beta Investing: Single and Multi-Factor Approaches

Smart beta and factor investing is attracting increased interest as investors struggle to achieve desired outcomes. Here’s a look at how smart beta is evolving and ideas on how to implement in a portfolio.

SPDR Blog419 days ago
Market Commentary
Smart Beta Trends: Shifting Sentiment Upends Factor Leadership

Take a closer look at quarterly smart beta factor performance as our Head of SPDR Americas Research explores trends evolving beneath the market’s surface.

SPDR Blog170 days ago
Market Commentary
Uncommon Sense: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do PDF

Today, the New Abnormal environment offers an interesting breeding ground for puzzling dalliances and potentially fatal attractions. Meet our capital market odd couples.

Length: 4 pages
Market Commentary
Uncommon Sense: Can Lightning Strike Twice? PDF

After a surreal 2016, Mike Arone forecasts three surprises for 2017.

Length: 5 pages
Market Commentary
Uncommon Sense: Goldilocks and Three Potential Bears PDF

Our Goldilocks economy has lasted for quite a few years, with a US economy chugging along at about 2 percent growth with incredibly low interest rates driven by still easy monetary policy and tame inflation. Is there any other way to label it?

Length: 4 pages
Market Commentary
Uncommon Sense: Got It Made in the Shade PDF

The way we shop, dine, drive, travel, work, read, exercise and socialize — everything is on-demand. Yet, despite these incredible gains in efficiency, our economy remains stuck in low gear. So what gives?

Length: 4 pages
Market Commentary
Uncommon Sense: Have Post-Election Fears Been Trumped Up? PDF

Chief Investment Strategist Mike Arone discusses similarities between the presidential election and the Brexit referendum, and how financial markets could react in November.

Length: 4 pages
Market Commentary
Uncommon Sense: Invest in the Fear Factor PDF

Normally this time of year finds investors fretting over the well-known trading adage that warns them to sell stocks to avoid a seasonal decline in equity markets. Of course, like most things in the New Abnormal era, this year is far from ordinary. Today’s investors are blanketed with courage and conviction.

Length: 3 pages
Market Commentary
Uncommon Sense: Is This as Good as It Gets? PDF

Given where we are in this historic bull market, investors need to be armed with a watchlist to help them spot the beginning of the end.

Length: 4 pages
Market Commentary
Uncommon Sense: Move Over, Rover and Let China Take Over PDF

Investors don’t know it yet, but China has officially become the world’s most influential country for the global economy and capital markets.

Length: 3 pages
Market Commentary
Uncommon Sense: The Art of the Compromise PDF

Compromise has become a dirty word in Washington, and what that means for your portfolio.

Length: 4 pages
Market Commentary
Uncommon Sense: The Big Dance Begins PDF

In a policy timing mismatch, interest rate hikes have begun, but it remains unclear how quickly President Trump will follow through on his campaign promises of fiscal policy, infrastructure spending and tax reform.

Length: 4 pages
Market Commentary
What Goes Down Must Come Up: Preparing for Market Volatility

Despite the political sound and fury coming out of Washington, DC, market volatility has remained eerily calm. Learn why we expect episodic volatility and how to prepare portfolios for this environment.

SPDR Blog98 days ago
Investment Outlooks
What's Driving the 2017 Stock Market Rally? Smart Beta Factors May Have the Answer

Learn more about which smart beta factors drove the global stock market rally in the first half of the year and where the market might be headed next.

SPDR Blog84 days ago
Market Commentary
Why I Quit the Agg, and Why You Should Too PDF

Relying on the Agg for fixed income exposure is the equivalent of using a rotary phone in a smartphone era. It could be time for investors to look for tools better suited for today’s modern investment environment.

Length: 4 pages
Market Commentary
Why the Hunt for Value Might Take You Overseas

With stretched valuations in the US and an improving growth outlook overseas, it might be time for investors to focus their sights across the pond.

SPDR Blog118 days ago
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