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Currency management: A simple roadmap

Global diversification has become standard practice among investors around the world. As the trend toward global investing grows, managing currency risk in global portfolios is likely to take on increasing importance. Sovereign wealth funds, central banks and other investors are likely to consider the benefits and challenges of currency hedging as their investment strategies become more globally focused. However, evaluating the impact of foreign exchange risk on portfolios and how to address that risk is a debated issue. Should global investors adopt strategies to specifically address currency risk or should they not?

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Why we are not afraid of the Fed

The Federal Reserve (Fed) raised interest rates in March and is likely to raise them again twice this year, yet the financial markets have taken this news in stride. Why is this? Simply put, the Fed is behaving dovishly, considering the positive growth pattern we are seeing.

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Finding defensible yield as the profit cycle turns


April 11, 2017
Subject | Active management | Invesco | Macro views

As dividend income investors, we are focused on sustainability of profit margins over a full cycle. I believe that we are currently in the later stages of the profit cycle, with corporate profit margins at about 1% below their late-2014 peak levels. What does that mean for us as high-conviction, bottom-up investors?

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A high-conviction approach to dividend income


April 10, 2017
Subject | Active management | Invesco | Macro views

Investors in today’s market are navigating a series of “what ifs” – potential policy shifts from the Trump administration in the U.S., interest-rate changes and uncertain global growth rates. I believe that a long-term, high-conviction approach to dividend investing is an asset in today’s short-term-focused, myopic markets.

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