Blaine Rollins, CFA

Managing Director

Blaine Rollins, CFA is Managing Director at Hamilton Lane and is responsible for market insight and strategy. He is also the author of the hugely popular Weekly Research Briefing, which has a weekly circulation of over 80,000.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, Blaine was Chief Market Strategist of 361 Capital where his responsibilities included investment research, portfolio construction and management, and hedging and trading strategies. Blaine was also a member of 361 Capital’s Board of Managers. Previously, Blaine served as Executive Vice President at Janus Capital Group (now Janus Henderson) and Portfolio Manager of the Janus Fund, Janus Balanced Fund, Janus Equity Income Fund and the Janus Triton Fund. He began his career as a financial analyst at AMG in 1989 and has three decades of financial services industry experience.

Blaine earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado and has earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst®.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Rabbit Run

A new year and a new zodiac sign. If the tiger's job last year was to hunt, kill and devour the public markets, then mission accomplished. Let's now hope that this year's rabbit will stay alert and outrun anything that might try and tackle the markets.

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Weekly Research Briefing: At Least The Markets Are Dry

Few umbrellas are needed for equity or debt investors right now as the markets continue to see more sunshine ahead.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Time to Throw Deep?

It's third and inches from deep in your own territory and you are about to take the snap. Welcome to the current market setup.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Time to Unplug

As we enter the year-end holiday weeks, it is time to dial it down and enjoy. While the World Cup surprised with a final week of incredible performances, the FOMC and ECB did the opposite and gave investors two lumps of coal.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Land of the Killer of Giants

Alongside the World Cup, the U.S. CPI has an early game on Tuesday and then the FOMC led by Player/Coach J. Powell will take the field midday on Wednesday. For the FOMC rate decision, the financial market is betting on a stepped down increase of +50 basis points. But the bigger question might be where will the Fed dot plots peak and what new signs are they seeing on the inflation outlook?

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Weekly Research Briefing: Time for a Santa Rally?

It is make or break time for a year end Santa Claus rally. As the S&P 500 hits its 200-day moving average, now would be the perfect time for the bulls.

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Weekly Research Briefing: More Than a Game

I could watch Richarlison's bicycle kick goal on an endless loop. But 4,000 miles away, while watching the great games, the citizens of China are also seeing a world free of COVID. The financial markets and those sourcing goods from China could also use a win from an easing of the lockdowns.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Significant Reversals

We knew that there would be a few meaningful events last week, but the magnitude of directional change was much more than we would have ever guessed.

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Weekly Research Briefing: There Is No Pivot

Any thoughts that the Federal Reserve would see 300 basis points of tightening as an excuse to slow future rate hikes were quickly dashed by Jerome Powell on Wednesday.

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Weekly Research Briefing: What does the Fed see on the road ahead?

On Wednesday the FOMC will meet and give us a peek at what they think is around the next corner on their road toward driving inflation back toward 2-3%. We are highly certain that this week's Fed Funds rate increase will be +0.75%.

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Weekly Research Briefing: The Markets Say Five

That was an interesting week in the markets. While the stock market continued to digest a big slug of non-horrific earnings reports, the bond market moved the Fed's terminal rate bet for 2023 to 5%. In other terms, this would imply +0.75% next week, followed by +0.75% in December, +0.50% in February and maybe +0.25% in March.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Ready for Earnings

From my earnings foxhole, the first releases read well. Pepsi put up a stellar report and the stock reacted. United Healthcare beat numbers and raised their forecast. Delta Airlines only had good things to say about the environment for travel and their future cash flows.

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