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    May 26, 2024
    Bond volatility appears to be ebbing, and the market looks like it’s settling into ranges. James Camp, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income and Strategic Income at Eagle Asset Management, told Bloomberg News that he believes it is a good environment to considering adding duration to bond portfolios.

    Click here to read the article.
     
    May 22, 2024
    Investors are keeping a careful eye on inflation, the consumer, and the U.S. Federal Reserve. Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist for Raymond James Investment Management, told Bloomberg The Open that he previously had expected three interest rate cuts this year but now anticipates that the first cut will come in December.

    “We never should have expected inflation to come down in a linear fashion, and there’s going to be bumps along the road,” he said. Overall, Orton believes the Fed has an easing bias: “It’s a when, not if situation.”

    Click here to watch the interview. (Orton’s interview begins at the 4:06 mark in the broadcast.)
     
    May 15, 2024
    Do rising credit card delinquencies mean trouble for the U.S. economy? Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist for Raymond James Investment Management, told Nikkei Asia that he expects overall U.S. consumer activity to remain strong while lower-income households are challenged by slowing wage growth.
     
    May 14, 2024
    Inflation may have more inertia than the U.S. Federal Reserve would like. In his interview with Bloomberg News, James Camp, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income and Strategic Income at Eagle Asset Management, said he believes the economy has changed since the pandemic, and the central bank has yet to address that change. Down-market consumers are already experiencing economic strain, and Camp expects a material slowdown for the U.S. economy overall in the third or fourth quarter of this year.

    Click here to watch the interview. (Camp’s comments begin at the 2:35 mark in the broadcast and continue at 6:26 and 11:35.)
     
    March 18, 2024
    Investors may be adjusting to the expectation of fewer rate cuts from the U.S. Federal Reserve, but James Camp, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income and Strategic Income at Eagle Asset Management, believes that 2024 may see no rate cuts at all. In an interview with Jonathan Ferro and Lisa Abramowicz, he told Bloomberg Surveillance “I just think that there’s more inertia to inflation in a post-COVID economy than the Fed gives credit for.”

    In the short term, economic growth, a healthy labor market, and above-target inflation aren’t motivating the Fed to cut rates. Over the longer term, “I just don’t think we’re in a 2% inflation world anymore,” Camp said. And it’s not just about 2024: He believes that the Fed should acknowledge the possibility of managing a higher-inflation economy for the next decade.
     
    March 18, 2024
    Idiosyncratic risk is one of the most appealing aspects of the market right now for Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management. In his appearance on MSNBC's Squawk Box Europe, he explained that investors have opportunities to lean into what works and lean out of what doesn’t.

    Watch the full video here.
     
    January 1, 2024
    Wall Street is optimistic about 2024, but risks remain on the horizon, including potential disappointment surrounding interest rates.

    “I just think there’s still going to be challenges with the market perhaps being ahead of where the Fed is,” Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management told the Wall Street Journal. “And that’s OK, because volatility presents opportunities.”

    Read the Journal’s front-page article here (subscription required).
     
    December 27, 2023
    The case for owning BB-rated bonds has never been stronger, James Camp, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income and Strategic Income at Eagle Asset Management, told Bloomberg Television.

    “Since 2009, defaults have been almost non-existent in that space,” he said. BB- and BBB-rated bonds – “to us, the sweet spot of yield in credit” – together “encapsulate roughly half the investment-grade market, roughly half the high-yield market ... and if you look at a 6% yield relative to the equity risk premium and relative to most folks’ investment policy or investment objectives, that’s hitting a lot of marks. We think that’s going to be, especially for balanced investors, a very good entry point.”

    Watch Camp’s interview here for his additional thoughts on the likely path of the yield of the 10-year U.S. Treasury note. A separate Bloomberg article also quoted Camp on the development that has been “unambiguously good for bonds” during “an extraordinary couple of months for the bond market.” Read that article here. (Subscription required.)
     
    December 26, 2023
    What can investors expect in 2024?

    "Where people have been spending money is going to change," Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist for Raymond James Investment Management, said on Fox’s Mornings with Maria. Orton said many parts of the economy are starting to work again, which is why he recommends leaning into quality and away from businesses where consumers might not want to spend money.

    Watch his interview here.
     
    December 17, 2023
    After a year when seven mega-cap tech stocks dominated the S&P 500 Index, select small caps and emerging-market equities now could be poised to benefit from a falling dollar and lower interest rates.

    “You probably, hopefully, will not have the same sort of roller coaster of emotions that we have had going forward,” Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management told the Wall Street Journal. “We have moved to a little bit of a more normalized market environment where some of the stuff that hasn’t worked for a long time finally starts to work again.”

    Read the Journal’s front-page article here (subscription required).
     
    December 15, 2023
    How can investors adapt to U.S. Federal Reserve decisions in a market that tends to get ahead of itself?

    "Waiting for the market to come to you" has been a winning strategy over the past year says Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management.

    Watch his interview with CNBC's Power Lunch.
     
    December 14, 2023
    The timing is still very uncertain on future rate cuts from the U.S. Federal Reserve, but James Camp, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income and Strategic Income at Eagle Asset Management, does not expect the Fed to reduce interest rates in the first quarter of 2024.

    Read more in S&P Global Market Intelligence.
     
    December 11, 2023
    "We see the beginnings of recession actually hitting in the second quarter and we expect the Fed to cut (interest rates) at the back half of the year," said James Camp, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income and Strategic Income at Eagle Asset Management. Read his full remarks in Reuters.
     
    December 7, 2023
    “We know one thing about bonds,” says James Camp, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income and Strategic Income at Eagle Asset Management. “At peak Fed — and this goes back to the five tightening cycles that I’ve lived through — fixed income instruments outperform cash, unambiguously, 100% of the time.”.

    Watch his conversation with Becky Quick on CNBC’s Squawk Box discussing what the slowing rally in Treasuries means for fixed-income investors.
     
    October 27, 2023
    Even with a pause in rate hikes, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s statements on current economic conditions and his views on fiscal deficits will have significant short- and long-term impacts on markets, according to James Camp, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income and Strategic Income at Eagle Asset Management.

    Read the full article at CNBC.com (subscription required).
     
    October 26, 2023
    Leaning into quality is the playbook for Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management. His interview with CNBC TV-18 discussed how markets are realizing that the U.S. Federal Reserve is serious about “higher for longer” interest rates and why investors should prepare for an environment where quality investments can meaningfully outperform.

    The full interview with CNBC TV-18 has more of his thoughts.
     
    October 7, 2023
    With long-term interest rates rising, the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced its first three-week decline since February. Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist for Raymond James Investment Management, told Nikkei Asia that rising rates have worsened investor sentiment.

    Read the full coverage here (Japanese language).
     
    October 2, 2023
    The U.S. Federal Reserve is keeping its foot on the brake, and interest rates will remain higher for longer. Student loan payments have resumed, and U.S. consumers are expected to be pinched going into the holiday season.

    However, it may be time for investors to start selectively looking for opportunities in the market. On Fox Business News, Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management, told Maria Bartiromo that he recommends looking at profitable companies with high-quality balance sheets and free cash flows. (No link available.)
     
    September 28, 2023
    Even though real rates are finally reflecting the true cost of capital, profitable companies are generating free cash flows that make them attractive to investors.

    "It's been a long time since I've been willing to buy a dip in the U.S. market, but I think we're finally getting to that point," said Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management.

    Watch his interview with CNBC TV-18 to hear his thoughts on the markets.
     
    September 26, 2023
    “Lean into quality,” Raymond James Investment Management Chief Market Strategist Matt Orton, CFA, told CNBC. “Profitability and strong balance sheets” are attributes of quality that many companies in the healthcare and energy sectors now provide. He also noted that companies in the industrials sector are benefitting from trends like the reshoring of manufacturing and increased capital expenditures by companies across many sectors.

    Watch the interview to learn more.
     
    September 14, 2023
    A global fund manager survey may show that investors are fleeing China, but Matt Orton, Chief Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management, sees opportunities in other emerging markets. In an interview with MarketWatch, he identified India, Taiwan, and South Korea as countries that have bright prospects. “Where investors are willing to do a little bit of homework, there’s definitely opportunities,” Orton said.

    The full MarketWatch article goes into more detail.
     
    September 14, 2023
    India is winning what China has lost now that more companies are reorganizing their supply chains, according to Matt Orton, Chief Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management. In his appearance on CNBC TV-18, he also discussed how increased energy costs are being driven by supply constraints and demand that has been stronger than investors are willing to acknowledge. Orton says that he'd be ready to put money to work if markets experienced a healthy pullback, but as always, quality counts.

    Watch the interview and learn more.
     
    August 24, 2023
    It’s still possible that the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) will raise rates in November. Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management, told Street Signs Asia that the Fed has maintained a “dogmatic focus” on getting inflation to its targeted 2% level.

    Orton said real interest rates reflect the actual cost of capital, and they continue to move higher, making it more important than ever to study company balance sheets and to lean into quality investments. “It’s unlikely that we're going to see the Fed take its foot off the brake," he said.

    Instead of a “hard landing” scenario, Orton expects a series of rolling recessions where individual industries cycle through their own downturns. This, he said, could provide investors with frequent opportunities for tactical reallocation.

    In Orton’s opinion, it’s “highly unlikely” that every sector will experience a simultaneous recession and everything trades down together. Although the Fed must thread a very fine needle, he said, "I do think it can land the plane where the data has been coming in."

    (No link available.)
     
    August 10, 2023
    Can the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) declare victory against inflation? Some of the data has been encouraging, says Matt Orton, Chief Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management, but it’s too early to say that the fight is over. Orton expects interest rates to remain higher for longer, even if the Fed pauses rate increases in September.

    Watch his full interview with CNBC TV-18 here.
     
    August 2, 2023
    Investors may be feeling positive for the first time in a while, but a key test will be whether they remain calm through a market correction. Matt Orton, Chief Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management, expects some consolidation ahead, warning clients not to chase the market higher.

    Watch his full interview on the TD Ameritrade network.
     
    August 2, 2023
    “Build versus buy” is a well-known decision framework for business strategies, and Raymond James investment Management is considering both approaches to developing new offerings. Private credit, secondary private equity, real estate, and infrastructure are some of the possibilities, in addition to actively managed exchange-traded funds.

    Bob Kendall, President of Raymond James Investment Management, shares his thoughts for expansion in CityWire (subscription required).
     
    July 27, 2023
    The U.S. Federal Reserve has implemented some of the most aggressive interest rate hikes in history, but inflation remains a major concern. Todd Thompson, CFA, managing director and portfolio co-manager at Reams Asset Management, discussed the central bank’s likely responses with S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    Read the article to learn more.
     
    July 19, 2023
    Earnings season has brought encouraging news from money center banks and some of the larger regional banks, with an inflection in the flight of deposits, improving deal flow, and continued signs of a healthy consumer, said Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management, told CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe. “The consumer has continued to surprise to the upside, and I think that has provided a lot of support not only for the economy as a whole but for corporate earnings,” he said. Once more regional banks start to report, it will be key to watch what’s going on with commercial real estate losses. Watch the full 10-minute interview here.
     
    July 12, 2023
    Inflation may be moving in the right direction, but Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management, told CNBC TV-18 that it's too early for the Fed to declare "mission accomplished."

    Watch the interview and learn more.
     
    July 11, 2023
    “Coming out of zero-COVID,” the performance of China, the world’s second-largest economy, has “definitely been disappointing,” but still “good enough that it hasn’t derailed the global growth story,” Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management, told the Wall Street Journal. A lot of semiconductor companies that have driven large-cap stocks into the artificial intelligence growth market “have high revenue exposure to China,” Orton said. Read the article here. (Subscription required.)
     
    June 29, 2023
    David R. Vaughn, CFA, Chief Investment Officer of Non-U.S. and Global Strategies at ClariVest, believes that longer-term growth potential and a significant valuation gap are reasons why investors with longer time horizons should consider emerging markets. Read more in this Forbes article.
     
    June 27, 2023
    There are several factors to consider when determining how fixed-income markets will behave in the second half of the year. James Camp, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income and Strategic Income at Eagle Asset Management, discussed them with Tom Keene and Lisa Abramowicz on Bloomberg Surveillance.

    Click here for Camp’s remarks on tight credit conditions, banks under stress, and how “the Fed’s work is really just starting.” (segment begins at 1:17:00).
     
    June 13, 2023
    After correctly predicting that the June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee would result in a pause for interest rate hikes, Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management, told CNBCTV-18 that investors need to take the U.S. Federal Reserve at its word when it says that rate hikes may not be over. Watch the full video.
     
    June 5, 2023
    Although the U.S. may be just shy of entering a new bull market, market gains continue to be supported by a small number of companies. At the start of June, the S&P 500's information technology and communications services sectors had each gained more than 34%, but only five of the S&P 500’s 11 sectors are up for the year. Other sectors may catch up. In the meantime, Matt Orton, CFA, Chief Market Strategist at Raymond James Investment Management, told the Wall Street Journal that “I think you want to be leaning into higher-quality, low volatility names.” Read the full story here. (Subscription required.)
     

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