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Inflation tied to wage growth remains resistant to central bank taming.

The prospect of a U.S. economic slowdown in 2023 likely won’t damage the credit quality of municipal bond sectors. Learn why.


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A sputtering global economy likely will create more complications for investors in 2023. High yield bonds and natural resource stocks may help.

Stocks in Europe and China this year are providing support. After the U.S. government hit its debt ceiling last week, investors may face volatility with potentially tense political negotiations.

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


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The number one question when portfolios don’t deliver outcomes as expected is ‘why?’ After a six year analysis of nearly 300 institutional equity portfolios totaling $250+ billion of assets, six key findings emerged to help answer that question.

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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