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C8 Weekly Bulletin: Trick or Treat for ‘Long Only’?

BY ROBERT MINIKIN
This week’s Fed meeting will be watched closely for hints of a policy pivot following reports that some officials favour slower policy tightening and amidst a revival in global risk appetite. In this Bulletin we take a look at the recovery in the performance of 'long only' strategies on the C8 platform. Read more →

Whither US Treasuries?

BY JON WEBB
US growth dynamics remain stronger than many expected. The Federal Reserve seem hell bent on cutting rates but are getting cold comfort from recent data releases, however they attempt to spin it. Recent “off-message” comments from Fed officials underline that risk. If we continue in this vein, expect US rates to ratchet higher and bonds to remain vulnerable. Read more →

C8 Weekly Bulletin: The ExtractAlpha advantage

BY ROBERT MINIKIN
This week’s Bulletin is guest edited by one of C8's index contributors – ExtractAlpha. Their Smart Earnings Index leverages their proprietary US earnings and revenue forecasts - which both consistently outperform the Wall Street consensus. The Index is a highly liquid strategy favouring large cap stocks and has delivered an annual return roughly 40% higher than that of the S&P500 over the past decade - and with similar volatility. Read more →
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