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April 2, 2015
2Q 2015 Investment Outlook: Watching the Fed
Daniel Morris, CFA, Global Investment Strategist

Investor anticipation about when and how quickly the Fed raises interest rates will influence markets almost as much as the hikes themselves; expect ongoing volatility.

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March 13, 2015
Prepare for rising rates: Taking a fresh look at portfolio allocations
Daniel Morris, CFA, Global Investment Strategist

Consider diversifying bond portfolios with high-yield and emerging markets bonds. Developed and emerging market stocks have tended to outperform U.S. stocks during past rate hikes.

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February 26, 2015
Dollar Power: Implications of a rising dollar
Daniel Morris, CFA, Global Investment Strategist

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January 26, 2015
How low can you go? The risks, and rewards, of deflation

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January 13, 2015
Creative Construction: A general shift in the U.S. industrial sector
The U.S. industrial sector is undergoing a generational shift as demand is growing for new bulk warehouses which have the design features required by the nation’s largest retailers, manufacturers, third party logistics providers, and e-commerce companies. Required design features which enable companies to achieve operational efficiencies and cost savings include larger facilities, higher building clear heights, energy efficient building systems, gated yards and secure trailer parking. The shifting needs of warehouse users points to better investment prospects for contemporary warehouse stock and has important implications for investment strategy.
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December 29, 2014
The Roots of Innovation
What were the biggest changes in the target-date fund space in the past ten years?
In this article, CIO Editor-in-Chief Kip McDaniel discusses evolutions in the target-date fund space with TIAA-CREF’s experts Randall Lowry, Elina Steinberg, and John Cunniff, including:

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December 22, 2014
2014 Global Real Estate Strategy and Research Compendium
Explore the Global Real Estate Strategy and Research Compendium, for the teams 2014 perspectives and insights of real estate investing.
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November 20, 2014
With the end of quantitative easing, the U.S. enters era of gradually rising interest rates
Anupam Damani, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Debt; Joseph Higgins, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Multi-Sector Fixed Income

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