New York Life Investments presents a weekly podcast from our Global Market Strategy team. Host Lauren Goodwin brings a fresh look at what matters for the economy, markets, and a multi-asset portfolio.

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The Magnificent 1?

February 26, 2024

The market’s late cycle jitters have been assuaged by the persistent AI trend, with a single company in the forefront. Lauren Goodwin and Julia Hermann dissect this year’s equity market leadership, and what investors can do when opportunities feel concentrated. 


Previous Episodes

China: de-risk, or de-couple? with MacKay Shields 

February 12, 2024

China’s economic woes have been in the news lately, but investors’ picture is more dynamic: should we focus more on the risks of China’s old economic model, or the opportunities of its new one? Valentina Chen, co-head and portfolio manager of MacKay Shields’ emerging markets debt team, joins the podcast to share her perspective.

Stepping out of cash with MacKay Shields

February 5, 2024

Forecasts of short-term rates driven by Fed policy have been ever changing, but after the recent inflation print, it seems as though Fed Funds may have peaked. Investors looking to capture yields before they move lower may be able to do so through the bond market. Host Lauren Goodwin is joined by Thomas Musmanno and John Lawlor of MacKay Shields to discuss opportunities in short duration. 

Fed Pivot Purgatory

January 29, 2024

Even with inflation and the jobs market both running hot, many investors are convinced of an imminent cut in interest rates. Lauren Goodwin and Julia Hermann discuss how the Fed’s shift in tone has contributed to this renewed investor debate. 

Swan Lake 2024 (Part 2) 

January 22, 2024

While the coming year is full of uncertainty, we’ve observed that much of the financial community is hugging consensus views around inflation, interest rates, and the likelihood of recession. In this episode, we discuss another three “black swan” risks that have the potential to disrupt investor consensus.

Swan Lake: Risks that could disrupt consensus in 2024, part 1 

January 15, 2024

While the coming year is full of uncertainty, we’ve observed that much of the financial community is hugging consensus views around inflation, interest rates, and the likelihood of recession. In this episode, we discuss three “black swan” risks that have the potential to disrupt investor consensus.

Questions for 2024

January 8, 2024

New year, new views. Lauren Goodwin and Julia Hermann kick off their 2024 podcasting adventures with the key questions they see driving investment outcomes in the coming months.

Our holiday ode to the markets

December 18, 2023

Curl up by the fire for the final episode of Market Matters in 2023. Julia Hermann shares her ode to the markets.

Yuletide yields 

December 11, 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, the market has enjoyed some relief from the steady rise in interest rates. Lauren Goodwin and Julia Hermann look into why yields have been declining, and what investors can expect for 2024.

2024 Outlook: Choose Your Own Adventure  

December 4, 2023

In our 2024 Outlook, choose your own adventure. Lauren Goodwin, Julia Hermann, and Michael LoGalbo explore scenarios for 2024 along with the actionable investment ideas that can help investors navigate the coming year confidently, no matter where they end up on the map.

What’s changed, what hasn’t, what’s next 

November 27, 2023

The themes pervading 2024 investment outlooks – Fed tightening, chance of recession, and market volatility – are little changed from the start of the year. But much in the economy has shifted. Lauren Goodwin, Julia Hermann, and Michael LoGalbo cover the signposts for their base case view of 2024. 

Hoarders: Can U.S. corporations keep the labor market together? 

November 13, 2023

The fates of the U.S. corporate sector and labor market are closely entwined, and in this cycle, labor hoarding by large companies has contributed to strong job creation and wage growth. As cost pressures mount for companies, though, can this dynamic continue? Tune in to the debate between Lauren Goodwin and Julia Hermann this week on the Market Matters podcast. 

Your guide to investing in an election year

November 6, 2023

We are one year away from the 2024 U.S. election, an it’s not too early to consider it’s impact on portfolios. Lauren Goodwin and Julia Hermann unpack their fundamental election year investment principles – and the politics might matter less than you think.

Anatomy of a bear steepener

October 30, 2023

The U.S. Treasury yield curve has been inverted for over a year, but with longer dated Treasury yields rising fast, markets may be in for a shift. Lauren Goodwin and Julia Hermann unpack the relatively rare occurrence of today’s bear steepener, including what it means for interest rate-sensitive investments.

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