Global CIO Outlook

Guggenheim Global Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd offers insights on macroeconomic trends and the potential impacts on global investment opportunities.



The Sustainable Development Quotient

Scott Minerd discusses the importance of transitioning sustainable development into an institutional asset class.


February 20, 2014

Nothing Burns Like the Cold

The U.S. economy has stalled amid a winter freeze but the Federal Reserve is unlikely to act because warmer weather should bring a rebound, leading to higher U.S. stock prices and tighter credit spreads.


February 12, 2014

Bad News is Good News Again

Extremely cold weather in the United States, a sell-off in equities and in emerging markets, and large swings in fund flows combined for a volatile start to the year. But none of this will derail the ongoing U.S. economic expansion, and investors should take advantage of this temporary weakness.


February 05, 2014

An Opportunity to Buy

We will likely look back on the current turbulence in financial markets as a healthy correction, and an encouraging sign that policymakers are allowing markets to self-correct in a way not seen since before 2008.


January 29, 2014

A Healthy Correction in Emerging Markets

It has been a hard start to the year, especially for emerging markets, but the latest dislocation is a healthy part of the cycle and the risk-on trade remains intact.


January 22, 2014

At Davos, Inequality and Africa in Focus

As world leaders gather in Davos, inequality and Africa take center stage.


January 15, 2014

Keep Optimistic and Carry On

This is likely to be another good year for risk-on investing, as an improving economic outlook supports stocks and bonds in an environment marked by less volatility than 2013.


January 08, 2014

A Great Time for Investors

Last January, the global economy faced myriad headwinds, choppiness lay ahead, and we expected plenty of volatility. Nevertheless, I said then that risk assets were the best choice for investors. Now, the headwinds of 2013 have largely dissipated, and the outlook is benign for risk assets for the first three to six months of 2014, if not longer.


December 23, 2013

Bernanke’s Santa Claus Cheer

What will Santa bring for Christmas … does he exist at all? Yes he does, his name is Bernanke and he has a stock market rally to share and good holiday cheer for all!


December 18, 2013

Market’s Fed Frenzy Can Finally End

The Fed surprised many investors by announcing it will taper in January, but made clear that interest rates will remain near the zero-bound as forward guidance becomes its primary policy tool.


December 11, 2013

All News is Good News

Financial markets have been discounting the end of tapering for months, and whether it happens in December or March is less important than the reality that the U.S. economy is recovering amid a global synchronous expansion.







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