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Blaine Rollins, CFA

Managing Director

Blaine is Managing Director, responsible for market insight and strategy. He is 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 B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado and has earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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Weekly Research Briefing: Plenty of Support

The pillars of support for the financial markets continue to grow. Last week's mild inflation data and another week of solid earnings led by Walmart gave investors another reason to add to their portfolios.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Under Pressure

Time for another monthly inflation measure. April PPI drops on Tuesday and the CPI on Wednesday. Will housing prices continue to be stubborn in their retreat? Will auto insurance again surprise to the upside while the prices of the vehicles that they insure tumble lower?

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Weekly Research Briefing: On Speed and On Spot

What a good look for the Federal Reserve in the last week. U.S. Treasury yields fall 20 basis points, crude oil is back below $80, the S&P 500 VIX has fallen to a 13-handle and the major U.S. equity indexes have reclaimed their 50-day moving averages.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Looking Up

The markets dodged a coconut last week. The March PCE inflation statistic came in at +0.32% month over month which is higher than we wanted. But the markets digested the hot figure as corporate earnings were even stronger and many AI capital spending announcements were up in the clouds.

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Weekly Research Briefing: April Showers

Will this month's rain bring May flowers? We will find out over the next two weeks as 2/3'rds of the S&P 500 will be reporting their earnings and outlooks. Without any relief from interest rates, inflation and the global political situation, it is going to take a stellar set of numbers from the market leading companies to return the indexes to their March highs.

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Weekly Research Briefing: More to Look Through

Continued economic strength combined with last week's 'hot' CPI figures have sent Treasury yields 30-40 basis points higher over the last two weeks. Equity markets are fine with small doses of rising yields tied to economic upside, but more than that and stock prices begin to get a fear of heights.

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Weekly Research Briefing: The Acceleration Hits

While many await a slowdown, the U.S. economy laughs and shifts into a higher gear. Last week's surge came as a result of Friday's monthly jobs data which showed accelerating job production and tepid wage growth.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Spring Has Sprung

Joining the crocus in reaching for the sky last week were the equity markets which moved to new highs for the quarter end. Back-to-back double-digit percentage gains for the S&P 500 is not a frequent event and last happened in March of 2012.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Free Chicks

We are so back that you can hear Mark Knopfler and Sting singing in the background... "Get your money for nothing. And your chicks for free."

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Weekly Research Briefing: Between Phases

The financial markets are also enjoying a multi-phase period of time where investors' appetite for assets is large, and companies are increasingly open to fixing balance sheets and transacting operational assets.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Zooming Out of Frame

The markets are off and running now. Big and small. U.S. and International. Low risk, but now shifting toward higher risk. 20-day new highs are breaking out across the market.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Nothing But Net

If you need any further proof that the stock market is now focused on earnings, NVIDIA just gave it to you. Not only were the company's results incredible, but the full earnings digestion gave investors a further look into just how big the AI data market could become.

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Weekly Research Briefing: Finding Liquidity

Today's financial markets are also operating in a world that is less and less frozen every day. As you look at the news across the tape, in any newspaper or on any financial news network, you will see a system getting more liquid every day.

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