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Global Market Outlook

January 2017 | PDF

John Hancock Asset Management's Chief Economist Megan E. Greene and Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation Robert M. Boyda share their views on the global economy and the opportunities ahead.

Are central banks doing more harm than good?

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene explains how negative interest rates are coming up short, and why central banks are not out of policy options yet.

Brexit’s biggest risk is political

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Copycat moves to exit the European Union remain the biggest risk to emerge from the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote, says John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene.

Central bank balance sheets not likely to shrink anytime soon

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene explains why bloated central bank balance sheets may not shrink in our lifetime.

This time actually is different

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene explains why economic rulebooks may need to be reconsidered in today’s environment of oversupply.

Why reports on the death of active management might be premature

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: The bull market since the financial crisis has created an ideal climate for passive investing, but the long-term outlook for active investing remains very positive, says Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Fundamental Large Cap Core Fund.

Forecasts for infrastructure spending are overly optimistic

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene explains why investors may be overestimating the size of potential infrastructure spending from the new administration.

Prospect of trade wars increases likelihood of recession

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: A Trump presidency increases the odds of trade wars that would negatively affect growth in the United States, says John Hancock Asset Management’s Chief Economist Megan E. Greene.

Capitalize on the depressed valuations of the financials sector

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Financial stocks are currently trading at depressed valuations and offer an attractive value at current levels, says Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Fundamental Large Cap Core Fund.

Momentum finally picking up for emerging-market equities

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: The outlook for emerging-market stocks has brightened, especially in China and Brazil, says Wellington Management’s John A. Boselli, CFA, portfolio manager of John Hancock International Growth Fund.

A well-resourced, active approach to global equity investing

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Abundant resources, painstaking research, and a disciplined process underlie global equity investing at Wellington Management, the firm that manages John Hancock International Growth Fund.

The market might be fully valued, but these sectors are mispriced

November 2016 | Video

VIDEO: While stock market valuations are near long-term average multiples, there exists opportunity based on sector mispricing, explains Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Fundamental Large Cap Core Fund.

Finding opportunities in an improving global economy

October 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Global economic growth has been picking up, creating new opportunities for equity investors, says Wellington Management’s John A. Boselli, CFA, manager of John Hancock International Growth Fund.

Where would you invest your last dollar?

October 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Fundamental Large Cap Core Fund, explains what industry he would target if he only had $1 left to invest.

Managing longevity risk with liquid alternative investments

June 2016 | Video

VIDEO: Elevated market volatility, low yields, and high correlations emphasize the need for liquid alternative investments within target-date retirement funds. Nathan W. Thooft, CFA, co-head of global asset allocation at John Hancock Asset Management, discusses the investment philosophy behind John Hancock Multimanager Lifetime Portfolios, which are designed to maximize preretirement wealth accumulation while minimizing postretirement longevity risk, the prospect of outliving your money.

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