The strong performance of risk assets to start 2018 was driven by continued improvement in corporate earnings, increased global growth expectations, highly accommodative monetary policy from global central banks and a benign inflation environment. As a result credit spreads, specifically … Read More
In their iconic song, “Hotel California,” the Eagles sum up the trap of living to excess with the paradoxical finish: “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” That couplet captures the dilemma facing the … Read More
Markets do not operate in a vacuum. A host of factors should be considered when attempting to predict near-term directions in interest rates. These factors fluctuate over the next day, week, month, or quarter, making markets difficult to accurately predict. … Read More
Question: How is the DoubleLine Total Return Strategy similar to the Benchmark? Why does the team prefer mortgage credit?
Answer: When I started the total return strategy nearly 30 years ago*, it came as a result of observing that it … Read More
Question: DoubleLine has partnered with Professor Robert Shiller to create an equity offering. Can you describe the motivation for the strategy and how the DoubleLine Shiller Enhanced CAPE Strategy enhances DoubeLine’s current offerings? Answer: First off, CAPE stands for Cyclically … Read More
While of recent invention, the catch phrase “Smart Beta” represents an extension or evolution of “quantitative investment” techniques of decades-old lineage. The revolutionary movement lies in Smart Beta’s democratization of these techniques and making them transparent to investors. By way … Read More
Residential mortgage credit, in both securitized and whole loan form, continues to be well bid through the first nine months of 2018. Strong demand from investors coupled with limited supply kept legacy and new issue non-Agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) … Read More