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Stocks may keep going strong in 2018

December 2017 | Video

VIDEO: Looking forward to 2018, Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, sees a continuation of the current market advance, driven by strong corporate fundamentals and a healthy economy. Positive signs abound, from widespread U.S. consumer strength, continued strong housing markets, and a strong financial system. Combined with the potential for less regulation and lower taxes, these conditions bode well for U.S. stocks.

How rising rates are helping U.S. bank stocks

December 2017 | Video

VIDEO: Senior Portfolio Manager Lisa A. Welch of John Hancock Regional Bank Fund discusses how rising short-term interest rates are helping improve the net interest margin for U.S. bank stocks.

Six reasons why we’re bullish on U.S. bank stocks

December 2017 | Video

VIDEO: Senior Portfolio Manager Lisa A. Welch of John Hancock Regional Bank Fund explains why she finds U.S. bank stocks attractive in today’s market environment.

Why M&A is a win-win for bank stocks

December 2017 | Video

VIDEO: Senior Portfolio Manager Lisa A. Welch of John Hancock Regional Bank Fund explains how bank M&A activity can be good for both buyers and sellers—and why the industry is poised for more bank consolidation.

Bitcoin—an investment worthy of your asset allocation?

November 2017 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation Robert M. Boyda discusses the opportunities— and limitations—of cryptocurrencies, as bitcoin price momentum begins to take on a life of its own. Bob and his colleagues manage three distinct suites of retirement target-date funds, including John Hancock Multimanager Lifetime Portfolios.

Late-cycle investing: waning prospects for U.S. equity and high yield?

November 2017 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation Robert M. Boyda discusses the relatively high valuations of U.S. equity and high-yield debt—and suggests asset classes that may be more attractively priced at this point in the market cycle. Bob and his colleagues manage three different suites of retirement target-date funds, including John Hancock Multi-Index Preservation Portfolios.

Target-date funds: conservative glide paths for capital preservation

November 2017 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation Robert M. Boyda explains the role of preservation-oriented target-date fund glide paths for certain retirement savers. Bob and his colleagues manage three different suites of retirement target-date funds, including John Hancock Multi-Index Preservation Portfolios.

Target-date funds: what are the pitfalls of passive fixed income?

November 2017 | Video

VIDEO: John Hancock Asset Management Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation Robert M. Boyda discusses the advantages of active fixed-income management within asset allocation portfolios. Bob and his colleagues manage three different suites of retirement target-date funds, including John Hancock Multimanager Lifetime Portfolios.

Why GE may hold significant long-term value

November 2017 | Video

VIDEO: Disappointing earnings, a drastic dividend cut, and other unfavorable news about GE have led analysts to downgrade the company and investors to head for the exits. But it would be a mistake to run from this stock, according to Emory W. (Sandy) Sanders, Jr., CFA, senior portfolio manager of John Hancock Fundamental Large Cap Core Fund. Listen to Sandy explain why.

ESG research: the new cornerstone of emerging-market investing

October 2017 | PDF

A deep understanding of ESG issues has become indispensable for investors in emerging markets. Members of Boston Common Asset Management discuss the proliferation of investment opportunities linked to ESG criteria.

Sustainable results: best practices for ESG manager research and oversight

October 2017 | PDF

John Hancock Investments’ Leo M. Zerilli, CIMA, outlines four pillars of ESG manager selection—investment process, team structure, company engagement, and culture. Collectively, these help us gauge an ESG-focused asset manager's proximity to our standards for expertise, longevity, and likely consistency for competitive performance.

Global Market Outlook

October 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. Bob and his asset allocation colleagues manage our three suites of target-date funds for retirement investors.

Market Intelligence | The latest thinking from our asset management network

October 2017 | PDF

Our multimanager approach to investing provides us with a unique advantage: the ability to leverage the very best market insight from our diverse asset management network. Our dedicated in-house research team analyzes and evaluates those views to develop our outlook for a range of asset classes. The result is Market Intelligence, an award-winning review of the investment landscape—and now an interactive app for your iPad.

Is now the time for baby boomers to put retirement assets at risk?

October 2017 | PDF

How will this bull market cycle end? And when? No one knows. Find out why baby boomer plan participants should consider a preservation-oriented target-date fund glide path today.

A new Fed chair? Weighing the options for a change in leadership

September 2017 | Video

VIDEO: Senior Portfolio Manager Howard C. Greene, CFA, takes a closer look at what a possible Janet Yellen retirement could mean for the bond markets.

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