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The Weekly Compass: A Capital Markets Update

Insights & Perspectives | April 28, 2016  

Fed, Bank of Japan Both on Hold For Now
The main focus of the week was on central banks as the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan both met. While not changing rates, the Fed did amend its statement released after the meeting to indicate that earlier concerns about the global drag on the strength of the US economy may be receding. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) also stood pat, which surprised markets, and will continue to assess the impact of its earlier moves before engaging in further easing.

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FOMC Statement: A More Positive Tone

Perspectives | April 27, 2016  

As expected, and in keeping with the minutes from its March meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to keep rates on hold.

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Pioneer Compass: A Quarterly Update on the Direction of the Markets

Insights & Perspectives | April 22, 2016  

Pioneer's COMPASS presentation provides comprehensive data and commentary on global markets. Designed as a tool to help clients understand the markets and support investment decision-making, the capital markets update explores the potential implications of current economic data and changing market conditions.

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The Case for Municipal Bond Investing

Perspectives | April 21, 2016  

In an era of low US Treasury yields and with municipal/Treasury ratios near or above 100%, tax-exempt bonds may provide a favorable source of income versus other fixed income asset classes.

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Macro Advisory Forum: Central Banks are Pushing on a String

Insights & Perspectives | April 8, 2016  

Markets are increasingly testing the effectiveness of Central Banks (CBs), pushing them to over-deliver, but this strategy could become dangerous. Pioneer Investments' specialists recently gathered to discuss the role of CBs going forward and found that the risk of disappointing markets is rising, which could stir new waves of volatility.

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Insights & Perspectives

Why Active Management Matters Now (April 29, 2016)  

The Weekly Compass: A Capital Markets Update (April 28, 2016)  

Pioneer Compass: A Quarterly Update on the Direction of the Markets (April 22, 2016)  

The Case for Municipal Bond Investing (April 21, 2016)  

Macro Advisory Forum: Central Banks are Pushing on a String (April 8, 2016)  

Investment Talks: Fed Turns Dovish (March 16, 2016)  

The Collapse of Oil Price: Threat or Chance?(February 23, 2016)  

Floating Rate Funds: What You Should Know (February 2016)  

Brexit: Initial Thoughts and Possible Implications(February 23, 2016)  

Turbulent Start to 2016 (February 2, 2016)  

Investment Talks: Fed Stays the Course While Watching Global Events (January 29, 2016)  

Blue Paper: U.S. Dollar Bull Market: Moving into Overshoot Territory in 2016 (January 29, 2016)  

Investment Talks: Opportunities for Value Investors (January 26, 2016)  

Investment Talks: Get Used to Volatility (January 12, 2016)  

What Investors Should Know about Money Market Reforms (December 31, 2015)  

Fed Rate Hike: Uncharted Territory (December 16, 2015)  

Investment Talks: The Fed: Setting Up for a Rate Hike (October 28, 2015)  

Video: Pioneer Multi-Asset Ultrashort Income Fund (October 15, 2015)  

Fixed Income Liquidity in a Rising Rate Environment (October 14, 2015)   

Investment Talks: Fed Holds Rates Steady: Right Call? (September 17, 2015)  

Choosing an Actively Managed Portfolio: Evaluating Active Share (September 24, 2015)  

Navigating Rising Rates with Active, Multi-Sector Fixed Income Management (September 2015)  

Investment Talks: Summer Turmoil: No Reason to Panic, But Keep A Defensive Stance (August 2015)  

Investment Talks: Greece, Troubles and Hopes (August 2015)



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