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Two roads diverged in a central bank wood – and the Fed took the one less dovish.

Investors tried to strike a balance between higher rates and the rising risk of recession, which combined to spark volatility in the third quarter.


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

The two-year Treasury yield rose on Fed rate expectations. The U.S., U.K. and Europe are set to release Purchasing Managers’ Index data that may indicate sluggish economies.

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.

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.

Michael Hunstad is the chief investment officer for global equities at Northern Trust Asset Management.

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