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MSCI BlogStyle Bets, Not Stock Picks, Drove Returns in 2022
In 2022, unlike in the prior two years, stock selection took a backseat to style factors and industry bets as performance drivers. Top-performing funds gained from all three exposures, while bottom-performing funds lost on all counts.
MSCI BlogClimate and ESG Indexes in Focus: Sectors Told the Story
We review the drivers of performance for ESG and climate indexes over the first quarter of 2023, and investigate the explanatory power of the carbon-efficiency factor over time.
MSCI BlogMacro Scenarios: Soft, Hard or No Landing This Year?
In the wake of the recent banking turmoil, a soft landing for the U.S. economy now seems less likely than at the beginning of the year. We considered four scenarios and performed a stress test on a hypothetical portfolio of global stocks and U.S. bonds.
MSCI BlogHow Sovereigns Have Changed the Green-Bond Market
Green bonds’ issuance by governments has increased significantly and changed the green-bond universe and its indexes. Investors have had to adjust accordingly.
Research ReportHow ESG Risk Management Can Impact Security Risk
MSCI BlogA New Era for the Bank of Japan?
Haruhiko Kuroda is stepping down after a decade as governor of the Bank of Japan, and the soon-to-be-appointed Kazuo Ueda has the potential to shake things up. What could the new regime mean for investors?
MSCI BlogWill the US Government Default?
The debt-ceiling debate has heated up in Congress, and the U.S. government’s ability to borrow could be exhausted sometime between July and September. But what does the market for credit-default swaps say about the likelihood of U.S. default?
MSCI BlogGlobal Markets One Year After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
Markets have partially recovered since Russia invaded Ukraine, but questions remain about inflation, economic growth and central banks’ actions. Understanding last year’s performance across asset classes, may help with investment decisions in 2023.
MSCI BlogFour Scenarios for 2023: Navigating Uncertainty
The macroeconomic landscape for 2023 is shrouded in uncertainty following a tumultuous 2022. We consider four scenarios for growth, rates and inflation and gauge their potential impact on a portfolio of global equities and U.S. bonds.
Research ReportValue’s Lost Decade: Learning from Value Strategies’ Behavior over Two Contrasting Decades