Economy and Markets

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Fear and risk: Does the VIX measure up?

Our Blog Nov 10, 2017 Columbia Threadneedle Investment Team

The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) is the market’s most widely followed measure of fear and risk. But is this a good measure?

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It's quiet...too quiet?

Our Blog Nov 06, 2017 Colin Moore, Global Chief Investment Officer

Financial markets in 2017 have been unrattled by events that would normally cause at least short-term volatility. It has been quiet — possibly too quiet?

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How a professional investor looks at economic data

Our BlogVideos Sep 28, 2017 Anwiti Bahuguna, Ph.D., Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation

Economic performance has an impact on market performance. Anwiti Bahuguna explains the big-picture economic data that guides her outlook.

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Infrastructure: an investment strategy for today and tomorrow

Our Blog Sep 25, 2017 Columbia Threadneedle Investment Team

Infrastructure investments offer short, medium and long-term benefits for both investors and society.

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A multi-asset perspective on the markets

Our BlogVideos Sep 21, 2017 Jeffrey L. Knight, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

The power of traditional bonds to diversify and stabilize a portfolio has been diminished, notes Jeff Knight. Look for other sources of uncorrelated return.

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