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Listen to the latest insights from Dr. David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where he sits down with a variety of thought leaders for a conversational breakdown of big ideas, future trends, emerging topics and their investment implications to help inform building stronger investment plans for the long-term.

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Listen to the latest insights from Dr. David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where he sits down with a variety of thought leaders for a conversational breakdown of big ideas, future trends, emerging topics and their investment implications to help inform building stronger investment plans for the long-term.

The Implications of Divided Government

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Earlier this month, Americans went to the polls for the midterm elections. While some were expecting a red wave, what resulted was more of a red ripple with Republicans garnering a slim majority in the House and Democrats likely maintaining control of the Senate. In today's politically polarized climate, divided government means gridlock, and as the country grapples with high inflation, the potential for recession and heightened geopolitical tensions, this will have important implications for the kind of government action or lack thereof, we may see over the next two years. 

On this episode, I am joined by Michelle Mesack, Head of Federal Government Relations at JP Morgan Chase with extensive experience in government and public policy, as well as my colleague Meera Pandit, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, to discuss the main takeaways for investors from the midterm elections.

Nov 17 2022

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The future of globalization

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The global pandemic, supply chain problems and heightened geopolitical tensions from Russia's war in Ukraine have all raised questions about whether the long trend towards globalization is being thrown into reverse. Our 2023 Long Term Capital Market Assumptions, available now, features a paper that tackles the future of globalization. In this episode, Stephanie Aliaga interviews two of the authors from the paper, Dr. David Kelly and Kerry Craig, to discuss the potential future paths of globalization, and implications of a multi-polar world order for the global economy, inflation and valuations.

Episode topics: History and drivers of globalization (1:18), Russia-Ukraine (8:00), future paths of globalization (9:55), global energy transition (16:40), trade in goods vs. services (19:08), implications for the dollar (21:50), implications for inflation (24:15), regional winners and loser (26:45), China (30:32), valuations and sector outlook (32:15).

We also encourage you to also read the full report, linked here

Nov 09 2022

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Cross-currents for corporate profits

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In this episode, Dr. David Kelly is joined by David Lebovitz, Global Market Strategist for J.P. Morgan Asset Management, for a discussion on the outlook for U.S. equities and what investors can expect from 3Q22 earnings season. Higher inflation, higher interest rates and slowing consumer demand have all posed considerable headwinds to U.S. equities and contributed to the large selloffs experienced in markets this year. As third-quarter earnings season kicks off, investors are hoping to gain insight into how earnings, revenues and margins are holding up as the macro environment gets rockier. While the risks dampening investor sentiment right now are very real, valuations have also come down significantly, paving the way for potentially very attractive expected returns going forward.

Oct 25 2022

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Europe’s energy crisis and the UK response

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In an already challenging year for markets, the energy crisis in Europe and recent fiscal actions by the UK government have rattled market sentiment and caused further disruption to currency and global bond markets. A higher reliance on Russian supply has put Europe in a particularly vulnerable position as winter approaches, with electricity prices soaring and increased risk of gas shortages. All of this, and its consequences for consumer spending and business confidence, has increased the likelihood of a near-term recession in Europe. On today's episode, Dr. David Kelly is joined by Hugh Gimber, Global Market Strategist, to shed some light on these issues and the outlook going forward for the UK and Europe. 

Oct 06 2022

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The Fed: Hiking up a hill of uncertainty

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This episode kicks off our fifth season of Insights Now. Over the course of this season, Dr. David Kelly will sit down with a slate of market strategists and subject matter experts to discuss topics such as the implications of aggressive Fed tightening, the European energy crisis, equity market volatility, and the future of globalization to try to provide some insight into investing in this very stormy climate.

On the episode, we tackle important questions for investors surrounding the outlook for the Federal Reserve. After a slow start, the Fed is now reacting very aggressively to higher inflation, boosting interest rates across the board and threatening the economy with recession. As markets have come under intense pressure from this increased hawkishness, it is an opportune time to have a conversation with our fixed income strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Jordan Jackson on positioning portfolios amidst this environment of higher rates, elevated inflation and market volatility.

Sep 27 2022

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Investing in Troubled Times

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Investors have had a challenging year so far, however, while outlook remains cloudy, investors should remember that the U.S. has always been an economy of long summers and short winters. While winter may be coming soon, much of the "bad news" might already be priced into markets, and investors may be wise to take advantage of the correction in valuations to position portfolios for the long summer, or expansion, ahead. For the last episode this season, Dr. David Kelly is joined by Jack Manley, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, for an insightful conversation on navigating investing in troubled times.

For additional resources please visit Principles for successful long-term investing. We'd also love to hear your thoughts and any suggestions you may have on our podcast as we plan for our next season. You can reach out to our team, Market Insights, at mi.questions@jpmorgan.com.

Jul 20 2022

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Alternatives in a higher rate, slower growth world

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2022 has been a challenging year for most public asset classes, leaving many investors at odds on how to position portfolios, protect against inflation and identify areas for potential excess returns going forward. While markets have been more challenging, the need for income, capital appreciation and capital preservation has not changed. That’s where alternative investments may provide some solutions.

On this episode, Dr. David Kelly is joined by David Lebovitz, Global Market Strategist, to discuss the outlook for Alternatives in an environment with higher rates and slower growth.

For more information on the Guide to Alternatives, please visit our website here.

Jun 30 2022

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The Labor Market: Cyclical strength and structural change

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Today, as investors mull the increasing risk of a U.S. recession, the strength in the labor market can be a double-edged sword. On one end, a healthy labor market with red-hot demand for workers could protect the economy from high unemployment in the next recession. On the other end, too-hot of a labor market gives the Fed a greater need to act aggressively to tame inflation and prevent an overheating economy, which very well might push the economy into a recession. On this episode, Dr. David Kelly is interviewed by Stephanie Aliaga, Research Analyst, to discuss the latest jobs report, the outlook for the labor market and our latest thoughts on the risk of a recession in 2022 or 2023. 
 
For more insights, please visit our On the Minds of Investors webpage.

Jun 09 2022

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The U.S. Fiscal and Midterms Outlook

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As investors mull recession risks, they will also soon have to grapple with the midterm elections and how changes in politics may cause uncertainty in the economic outlook. As rates have risen on the back of Fed tightening, does this pose an issue for the government's ability to service the debt? After two years of extraordinary fiscal stimulus, what is outlook for fiscal spending going forward and what are its implications for investors?

On this episode, Dr. David Kelly is joined by Meera Pandit, Global Market Strategist, to discuss politics and the fiscal outlook ahead of the midterm elections, in a conversation moderated by Stephanie Aliaga, Research Analyst.

May 26 2022

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Unpacking the Tumultuous Equity Market

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The equity markets have seen a tumultuous and fairly disappointing few months in 2022. Investor sentiment has turned extremely bearish due to a land war in Ukraine, a more hawkish and aggressive Fed, and rising and persistent inflation. On this episode, Dr. David Kelly is joined by Andrew Tyler, Head of U.S. Market Intelligence, to discuss the current state of equity markets, the factors driving recent volatility, the takeaways form 1Q22 earnings season and the further implications of the Fed's rate hiking cycle on equity markets.

For additional insights on the 1Q22 earnings season, check out our latest bulletin written by David Lebovitz and Nimish Vyas.

May 12 2022

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Real Estate Booms, Busts and Structural Change

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While the 21st Century has seen a wide variety of housing markets with massive booms and busts, never in all these years, have there been so few properties on the market. This has fueled a surge in home prices that might look reminiscent of the 2006 housing boom. On this episode, Dr. David Kelly is joined by Mike Kelly, Head of US Real Estate, to discuss the current housing market, the surge in housing costs, and the long term impacts of the pandemic on certain real estate sectors. For additional insights, visit our On the Minds of Investors webpage.

Apr 21 2022

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Building Resilient Portfolios

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The last few months have seen a swift and significant recalibration in markets. Inflation looks to be higher and stickier than previously assumed. The Fed has shifted more hawkish, now penciling upwards of seven hikes in 2022 and eyeing a faster pace of balance sheet reduction. On this episode, Dr. David Kelly is joined by Phil Camporeale, Portfolio Manager on the Multi-Asset Solutions group at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, to discuss asset allocation in an environment with higher uncertainty on interest rates and inflation. In light of recent geopolitical events , we are reminded that there is always the potential for unknown shocks to disrupt the investment outlook. Tune in to hear how Phil Camporeale is building resiliency in diversified portfolios to navigate today's bumpy environment and invest for the long haul.

For additional insights from Dr. David Kelly, check out the Notes on the Week Ahead podcast and newsletter on Apple, Spotify and LinkedIn.

Apr 12 2022

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The Fed’s New Playbook

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The Federal Reserve recently hiked interest rates for the first time since 2018 and delivered a hawkish surprise to investors by way of its updated dot plot and economic projections. Since the Fed cut rates to zero in March 2020, the U.S. economy has well recovered with inflation running persistently well above the Fed's 2% target. On this episode, Dr. David Kelly is joined by Jordan Jackson, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, to discuss the new outlook for the Fed and the risks that surround their decision to quickly tighten policy. Can the Fed's more aggressive stance put the economy into a recession? Or are the risks of waiting to tighten just too high? What does all this mean for investors? 

For additional insights on the Fed, check out Jordan Jackson's recent On the Minds of Investors article "How might markets perform as the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates?" linked here

Mar 24 2022

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Implications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought horrible human consequences, but for investors it’s also raised a lot of questions. On this episode, we review the broad implications of the Russian invasion for investors in a special roundtable interview. Dr. David Kelly is joined by David Maccarrone, equity research analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and retired General Mastin Robeson, member of the Academy Security's Geopolitical Team, in a discussion moderated by Stephanie Aliaga, Research Analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. General Robeson sheds light on the current state of play in geopolitics and the scenarios that may unfold, while David Maccarrone and Dr. Kelly discuss the implications around commodities, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policy.

For additional insights from Dr. David Kelly, check out the Notes on the Week Ahead podcast and newsletter on Spotify, Apple, and LinkedIn.

Mar 09 2022

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Solving for Climate Change with ESG

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On today's episode, Dr. David Kelly is joined by Meera Pandit, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, to discuss the efforts against climate change and the investment opportunities that may underlie this transition towards a more sustainable future. As the need to fight climate change has become more pronounced, sustainable investing has increasingly come into focus for investors. This episode discusses the outlook for U.S. climate spending, Europe’s energy transition as the conflict in Russia-Ukraine flares up, China and its green initiatives, and the investment opportunities in agriculture, transportation, food and water, and energy efficiency. Tune in to hear two of J.P. Morgan’s thought leaders discuss these issues and more.

To learn more about the opportunities in sustainable food & water, read Meera Pandit’s latest On the Minds of Investors article.

For additional insights from Dr. David Kelly, check out the Notes on the Week Ahead podcast and newsletter on Spotify, Apple, and LinkedIn.

Feb 24 2022

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Investing in China in the Year of the Tiger

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On the first episode of Season 4, Dr. David Kelly is joined by Gabriela Santos, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, to discuss what investors should expect from China in the Year of the Tiger and beyond. As China rings in the New Year, the road ahead holds substantial political and economic significance, from the Winter Olympics in Beijing to the Communist Party's 20th National Congress. China also faces substantial challenges in managing a potential property bubble, zero-tolerance approach to Covid and contentious international relationships. However, for investors, cheaper valuations and China's emphasis on growth stability with easy monetary and fiscal policies have supported the case for adding Chinese assets to portfolios. Tune in to hear two of J.P. Morgan's thought leaders discuss these issues and more.

For additional insights from Dr. David Kelly, check out the Notes on the Week Ahead podcast and newsletter on Spotify, Apple, and LinkedIn.

To read more from our thought leaders at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, visit our On the Minds of Investors blog.

Feb 10 2022

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Investing Beyond the Pandemic

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Dr. David Kelly sits down with Jack Manley, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management to discuss the investment outlook for 2022. Despite the continued pandemic, the U.S. economy saw a powerful recovery in 2021 across equity markets, the labor market, and overall economic growth. Yet in recent months, investors have had to weigh a series of risks to both economic growth and market returns: the Fed is shifting more hawkish, inflation has surged, and valuations sit at lofty levels. Looking forward to 2022, what does this backdrop mean for investing? Where are the best opportunities for tactical positioning and strategic long-term investing?

Dec 23 2021

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College Planning and 529s

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On today’s episode Dr. David Kelly sits down with Michael Conrath, Head of Education Savings at J.P. Morgan and author of the College Planning Essentials publication, to discuss the importance of saving for college and how to accumulate these savings most efficiently. What is a college education worth against the rapid rise in college tuition over the past few decades? Can families depend on financial aid or fiscal policy to cover most of these expenses? If you can’t rely on aid, how should families invest for high education expenses? What are the benefits of saving? Tune in to hear two of J.P. Morgan’s thought leaders discuss these questions and more.

Dec 10 2021

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The Post-Pandemic Lens on Europe

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On today’s episode Dr. David Kelly sits down with Karen Ward, Chief Market Strategist for EMEA at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and author of the Europe and UK Guide to the Markets publications, to discuss the outlook for Europe. After disruptions from “Brexit” seem have settled down, the onslaught of the pandemic paved the way for a togetherness of Europe not seen in decades. The EU Recovery Fund may be just the accelerant to growth in Europe that investors have been waiting for. Still, European stocks are trading at some of their cheapest levels relative to the U.S. in history, and proponents have hailed Europe as an investment opportunity for years with little reward, is this time any different? Tune in to hear two of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s thought leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges for Europe in the context of the post-pandemic global economy.

Nov 29 2021

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Alternative Investments in a World of Higher Inflation

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On today’s episode Dr. David Kelly sits down with David Lebovitz, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and author of the Guide to Alternatives publication, to discuss the role of alternative assets in portfolios. Investors have been increasingly interested in alternatives, but for many, this is still unfamiliar territory. How should we think about investing in alternatives vs. traditional stocks and bonds? Against a backdrop of rising inflation and interest rates where the outlook for fixed income looks increasingly challenged, could alternatives be a solution? Tune into hear two of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s thought leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges for this asset class in the context of this new inflationary environment.

Nov 15 2021

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By John.Madden - Jul 15 2018
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Yep, lots of disclaimers at the end, but the Insights are worth it. I have found David Kelly and the JPM gang to consistently deliver the most insightful podcast and most helpful Guide to the Markets available. My clients have benefited dearly. JPM’s work is thorough yet delivered in a digestible and thus useful way.

Sales and marketing

By 210east - Jul 29 2014
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Agree w previous comment, it's a sales and marketing pod. There's better ones out there