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The rate hike campaign continues as central banks try to shake inflation.

Why time in the market remains better than timing the market.


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The U.K. government took a gamble on tax cuts — and the markets lost.

U.S. inflation rose more than expected as the prices for services remained high. While investors expect a 0.75% Fed hike, indicators show a chance of a 1% hike.

What inflation, evolving central bank policies and threats to the green energy transition mean for investors.


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Climate risk may impact companies’ financial performance. By assessing the risk as part of their investment process, investors can identify vulnerable companies and the winners of tomorrow.

Investors tuning their portfolios to environmental, social and governance (ESG) values must ensure their investments take ESG seriously. We introduce a way to help separate the real ESG strategies from the posers.


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We are in a new era of extreme volatility that is leaving investors searching for new ways to achieve the same portfolio objectives.

We and other investors signed on for an initiative just a few years ago to encourage climate-friendly corporate policies. It already is making a difference.

Inflation drags down cash performance. We explain how investors can make cash work harder for yield, and mitigate inflation’s damage, while still preserving capital.


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Jim McDonald is an executive vice president and the chief investment strategist for Northern Trust. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic and tactical asset allocation policy for our institutional and wealth management clients globally.

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