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Observations and Expectations from Joe Terranova - January 3, 2022

“In 2021, the S&P 500® Index recorded one of its highest risk-adjusted returns in several decades. While risk is always present in the capital markets, in 2022 it may reshape itself in defense of elevated volatility, monetary tightening, and inflationary pressures that challenge the resiliency of consumer spending and corporate profit margins.”

–Joe Terranova, Chief Market Strategist, Virtus Investment Partners

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Inflation-Friendly Investing

Inflation has become a greater threat to portfolios than it was in the previous decade. Here’s a look at potential ways investors can hedge against such risk.

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Observations and Expectations from Joe Terranova - October 19

“Exposure to the strong consumer and the strong corporate climate are critically important opportunities for today’s investors.”

–Joe Terranova, Chief Market Strategist, Virtus Investment Partners

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Hedging Inflation with Bank Loans and High Yield Bonds

Both asset classes offer the potential for enhanced diversification, relatively attractive yields, lower volatility than equities, and attractive risk-adjusted returns. 

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Observations and Expectations from Joe Terranova - September 10

“While the market may correct at some point, current conditions don't support the expectation of a full-fledged bear market.”

–Joe Terranova, Chief Market Strategist, Virtus Investment Partners

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Inflation Cheat Sheet

Puzzled about the direction of inflation? Here are some key facts, figures, and definitions, along with three factors that are pushing inflation up over the short term and over the long term.

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How Inflation Can Be an Opportunity for Active Fixed Income Investors

There are ways for active managers to generate positive returns from rising – and falling – inflation. The key is to understand the different risk premia that combine to make up government bond yields and how to use the relevant tools to take advantage of them.

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Listed Real Estate vs. Inflation

Whether inflation becomes “sticky” or transitory, listed real estate has the potential to hedge investors’ portfolios.

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Inflation Roundtable

Portfolio Managers from select Virtus affiliates and subadvisers share their latest thoughts on the prospects for inflation and how certain asset classes may help protect portfolios in an inflationary environment.

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