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.


September 24, 2014

After “Considerable Time,” Fed to Define “Highly Accommodative”

As the Federal Reserve maintains a “highly accommodative” monetary policy the central bank runs the risk of allowing the U.S. economy to overheat.


September 18, 2014

Why the Pennant Race Could Coincide with Market Volatility

While the U.S. economy is gaining momentum, investors should nevertheless brace for volatility in the next few weeks.


September 10, 2014

Bulls Charge Despite Weak Data

As the U.S. Federal Reserve debates withdrawing accommodation the doves have the upper hand, but that does not mean they won’t make a concession to hawks and hike sooner than the market expects.


September 03, 2014

Central Banks Pump Up the Volume

Aggressive central bank accommodation from Europe to Japan and a dovish Federal Reserve bode well for equities and bond prices.


August 20, 2014

Don’t Fight the U.S. Treasury Rally

A number of factors seem likely to drive U.S. 10-year Treasury rates lower in the near term, including increasing demand, decreasing supply, and tension in Ukraine and Iraq that is triggering a flight to quality. As Treasury yields fall, a wave of mortgage refinancing could drive yields even lower, creating a compelling opportunity to rebalance portfolios.


August 07, 2014

Investor or Speculator?

The recent selloff in U.S. stocks is healthy and could set markets up to reach new highs by year end. Long- term investors should not fall victim to panic and sell.


July 30, 2014

Normalize to What?

Despite a disconcerting, growing consensus among investors, the likelihood of a sudden increase in U.S. interest rates is fairly remote for now.


July 24, 2014

The Hangover

The Fed’s not taking the punch bowl from the party, but investors should be wary of the hangover.


July 16, 2014

The Tolling Bells of Complacency

A few years ago, facing a world in crisis, central banks aggressively employed monetary policy to avoid catastrophe in financial markets. Now, they must be equally aggressive in fighting complacency.


July 09, 2014

Guarding Against Complacency

Investors should expect a quiet summer with markets rolling along, but with valuations becoming frothy now is a time to consider greater exposure to assets with higher credit quality.







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