The Coronavirus Pandemic - The End of the Rally or a Buying Opportunity?
In QMA’s latest Market Pulse, the Global Multi-Asset Solutions (GMS) team offers its assessment of the impact of the coronavirus on global markets. Extrapolating from the impact of the SARS outbreak in 2003, GMS anticipates the coronavirus will have a sharp but short-lived impact on the global economy and risk assets. It notes that the SARS experience suggests risk assets will bottom only when the net number of new cases peaks, and, because it is not clear we have reached that point, equity markets are at risk of further declines in the near term.
Q&A with QMA: Navigating a Sentiment Crash
While it’s difficult to completely avoid the downdraft of a sentiment crash, it helps tremendously to avoid using price momentum as a stock selection factor. Instead, QMA uses information momentum, which focuses on expected changes in fundamentals. They also see value as an effective hedge against a sentiment crash.
Q&A with QMA: X-Factor
Stock prices have continued to pull further and further away from fundamentals. Speculative growth firms, in particular, are priced at extreme levels, as investors have become overly optimistic about their future growth potential. In a new Q&A with QMA, we test for the presence of an x-factor, and determine whether or not the current pricing for growth stocks is supportable.
Rethinking ESG Investing: Core-Satellite Framework
QMA believes that ESG offerings will continue to evolve, and that a core-satellite approach will serve investors well to achieve their overall goals. In this Q&A, Gavin Smith, PhD, Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Equity, QMA, discusses the difficulties with current ESG offerings, as well as the likely evolution of viable frameworks for ESG investors.