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Alliance Bernstein: Latest Jobs Data Show A Robust US Labor Market

February 8, 2019

  The government shutdown and temporary displacement of some workers didn’t cause the strong US labor market to miss a beat. Today’s jobs report reinforces that gains have been accelerating. That’s good news for the economy and markets. Big Job Gains in January’s Report All told, the US economy picked up 304,000 jobs in January. […]

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Alliance Bernstein: From Beta to Alpha

November 7, 2018

WHY IT WILL PAY TO BE THE LAST ACTIVE INVESTOR STANDING Passive equity strategies have seen massive inflows over the last decade, in part because of active management’s struggles. But the pendulum seems to be swinging back toward active today—and leaving active out of the equation could be leaving money on the table. Click to […]

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Alliance Bernstein: The Fed’s on Auto-Pilot-For Now

October 4, 2018

  When it comes to the official US short-term interest rate, the Federal Reserve now appears to be on autopilot, with three more quarter-percentage-point increases likely by mid-2019. But after that, things should get more complicated. To nobody’s surprise, the Fed delivered its latest increase this week and telegraphed its plans to do likewise when […]

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Emerging Market Debt Update: Expect Volatility-And Opportunity

June 29, 2018

Source: AllianceBernstein Emerging-market (EM) bonds have struggled so far this year as global financial conditions have tightened and the US dollar has rallied.  But unlike in years past, we think many EM countries today are strong enough to weather the storm.  That means there are no opportunities for selective long-tern investors.      Click image […]

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Can Emerging Markets Defy a Strong Dollar?

June 15, 2018

Source: Alliance Bernstein   Turkey’s currency crisis has spooked emerging-market (EM) investors, especially amid growing concern about the strengthening US dollar. We think countries and companies in the developing world are actually much more resilient to a stronger dollar than in the past. The recovery of EM assets from early 2017 until the beginning of […]

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Beyond The FAANGs: Technology Stock and Downside Protection

June 7, 2018

Source: Alliance Bernstein Technology stocks are widely seen as powerful return drivers—with a lot of volatility attached. But surprisingly, shares of many companies that enable the technology revolution can provide solid returns and even downside protection. It’s been a volatile year for technology and new-media stocks amid controversy at Facebook and concerns about Amazon’s dominance. […]

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Wary of High Yield? Three Reasons Not to Be

June 1, 2018

  High-yield investors bracing for a downturn in 2018 can relax. By some metrics, high-yield companies have rarely looked better. The way we see it, investors who do their homework can still profit in this environment. After a strong 2017, high-yield bonds have struggled this year as US Treasury yields spiked and inflation potential stirred […]

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Alliance Bernstein Global Macro Outlook

April 19, 2018

https://www.alliancebernstein.com/Instrumentation/Economic-Weeklies/Global_Macro_Outlook_April_2018.pdf

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A Growing Question: Passive vs. Active. Alliance Bernstein Weighs In

April 13, 2018

The active/passive debate has been raging for years, and both approaches have merit. But there’s more to the story than meets the eye. Investors who commit too much to passive—and not enough to active—could face mounting risks. No one disputes that passive investing plays an important role in many investors’ portfolios—especially over the past decade. […]

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