The paramilitary Wagner Group’s armed rebellion against the Russian government was short-lived but shocking. It has of course raised questions from a geopolitical perspective. We at Allspring know that uncertainty and global unrest also are part of the equation investors globally are trying to solve right now. Below, four of our investment leaders provide their insights on the situation’s potential impacts on various asset classes as well as possible risks we’re monitoring for.
The Federal Open Market Committee hiked rates by 25 basis points (bps) and kept its quantitative tightening plans in place. It did acknowledge that financial conditions have tightened and progress has been made on inflation.
At Allspring, we’re committed to being purposefully divergent. Our investment professionals are free to voice their own views, and their perspectives enable us to more holistically “see” both potential opportunities and risks.
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21‒22. A week ago, investors were fretting over whether the FOMC might speed up its rate hikes. Now, some are saying the FOMC might cut rates. What’s changed in such a short time? Things are breaking, that’s what.
At Allspring, we’re committed to being purposefully divergent. With this approach, investment professionals across our platform have the freedom to voice their own views, and their perspectives enable us to more holistically “see” potential opportunities as well as risks.
As everyone who follows headlines probably knows, SVB Financial Corp. hit the top of the news cycle starting late last week when its bank division, Silicon Valley Bank, entered receivership with the FDIC.
March is Women’s History Month, a time set aside to celebrate the contributions women have made in the name of gender equality. We’re going one step further by sharing insight and advice from five women who work at Allspring Global Investments, in an effort to help the next generation of women in finance.
We had some pretty wild data releases over the past few weeks. From November through December, retail sales declined each month, and so did manufacturing activity. Then, we had a bit of a recovery in January. Nonfarm payroll growth was astonishingly high throughout that whole three-month period. How can investors make sense out of the mixed macroeconomic messages?
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) hiked the federal funds rate by 25 basis points (bps; 100 bps equal 1.00%).
For some Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings, the result seems obvious ahead of time to just about everyone. This was one of them. When the result is obvious, the market shouldn’t react much because there’s little room for a surprise to push prices around. But this time, the market did react. Why? It’s simple: The FOMC is splintering into factions, and that makes the outcomes from future meetings much less obvious.