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.


March 20, 2013

Cyprus as a Pandora's Box

The attempt to levy a deposit tax on Cypriot accounts has the potential to further destabilize the European Union, with contagion risk elevating for other peripheral member states.


March 13, 2013

Excess Liquidity Finds a Home

U.S. home prices appear likely to continue to rise as the Federal Reserve injects more liquidity into the system. Given housing’s unique characteristics, this will have positive effects for consumption and growth.


March 06, 2013

When Will The Music Stop?

The investment environment is in transition, with uncertainty around policy moves contributing an increasing amount of uncertainty for asset prices.


February 27, 2013

An Ephemeral Swoon

Although volatility is likely to stay relatively high going forward, the recent move in the markets to risk-off mode appears to be a temporary condition.


February 21, 2013

Collateral Damage in the Currency Wars

Global competitive devaluation will continue to cause asset prices to rise in the near-term, but the broader implication of the policies will be increased volatility.


February 13, 2013

When Politics Trump Economics

The U.S. economic expansion continues, but increasing attention to political risks, and currency wars, in particular, indicate a period of heightened volatility could be ahead.


February 06, 2013

Echoes of 2004

Rising equities and tightening credit spreads define the near-term investment outlook, but this is not the first time we have seen this cycle play out in recent memory.


January 31, 2013

Crystallization at Davos

The euphoria among my fellow Davos attendees was palpable, but short and long-term risks for the world’s advanced economies, including competitive currency devaluation, remain concerning.


January 24, 2013

Escape Velocity in the Economy

The broad improvement in U.S. economic data indicates that the economy is likely to continue to expand, supporting earnings growth and pointing to an eventual return of leveraged buy outs.


January 16, 2013

Signs of a Rotation

As yields continue to dwindle and risks in the fixed income market come into clearer focus, investors have begun to regard equities as a compelling alternative to bonds.







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