Craig Burelle, Macro Strategies Research Analyst

Craig Burelle is a vice president and macro strategies research analyst at Loomis, Sayles & Company. As a member of the macro strategies group, his key areas of focus are split between US economics and interest rates, and global equity strategy. While completing his undergraduate degree, Craig was an intern at Putnam Investments and State Street Corporation. He joined Loomis Sayles in 2010 after earning a BS in finance and economics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Recent Posts

Global Growth Themes and Forecasts (Infographic)

Posted by Craig Burelle, Macro Strategies Research Analyst on Apr 24, 2017 2:30:00 PM

 A synchronized pickup in global economic activity has lifted the spirits of businesses, consumers and investors worldwide. Though many equity markets are near 52-week highs and credit spreads are near multi-year lows, corporate profits are now growing again in most countries. This profit rebound, along with our expectation that global growth will continue to strengthen, could help higher-yielding credit products generate excess returns over government bonds.

The US and UK are in later stages of expansion than Europe, but corporates in each region can still perform well if growth and business conditions continue to improve as we expect. Within EM, individual country performance will likely be driven by political and economic idiosyncratic developments, but broadly speaking, EM assets can benefit from the fundamental improvement we see globally.

Read on for a visual snapshot of our key themes across the globe.

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Topics: Macro Strategies

Relationships Are Complicated: Crude Oil and US Equities

Posted by Craig Burelle, Macro Strategies Research Analyst on Apr 28, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Over the last 30 years, the correlation between crude oil prices and the US equity market has been essentially zero. In the first quarter of this year, the correlation rose to 0.58.

Oil prices became an important barometer for risk-taking at the start of 2016. But, as is often the case, the relationship between the two is complicated. The S&P 500 energy sector is only 7% of the entire index -- so it is not driving index performance. The S&P 500 materials sector has obvious ties to energy and commodities, but only represents 3% of the index. So if the S&P 500 has only a modest commodity exposure (approximately 10%), why did the entire market collapse (and subsequently rally) along with crude oil?  

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Topics: Macro Strategies, Equity Research, Commodities

Chart of the Week: Rates Hikes & the US Equity Market Reaction

Posted by Craig Burelle, Macro Strategies Research Analyst on Dec 15, 2015 9:51:14 AM

All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve this Wednesday as investors around the world await news on the Fed’s decision to raise (or not raise) the Fed Funds target rate. We believe a rate increase is likely. So, what can we expect from the US equity market?

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Topics: Equity Research

Loomis Sayles analysts are career professionals who offer deep knowledge and experience in a diversity of global asset classes and market sectors. These dedicated experts provide the insight essential to supporting our portfolio management teams across a wide range of investment strategies.


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