Review of markets over April 2019

Review of markets over April 2019

🕔15:21, 1.mei 2019

After a strong first quarter, risk assets continued their rally in April. Equity markets climbed across the regions, while high yield spreads narrowed further. This year’s rebound has been driven by accommodative central banks, the expectation of a recovery in

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Index Dashboard: Dispersion, Volatility & Correlation

Index Dashboard: Dispersion, Volatility & Correlation

🕔15:02, 1.mei 2019

As well as rising prices overall, the kindest equity markets might be identified as those with low volatility (reducing the risk of loss), low correlations (implying strong diversification potential), and moderate-to-high dispersion (offering opportunities to outperform). To summarize this month’s

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Strong demand from investors pushed long-maturity municipal yields lower

Strong demand from investors pushed long-maturity municipal yields lower

🕔15:02, 1.mei 2019

Strong demand from investors pushed long-maturity municipal yields lower over the week while Treasury yields were unchanged. Over the past month, long-term municipal yields are unchanged, while Treasury yields have risen 13 b.p.  Why it matters: The volume of municipal

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Market volatility: Do algorithms play a role?

Market volatility: Do algorithms play a role?

🕔15:02, 1.mei 2019

Stock markets around the world were caught in a downdraft in December, and once again algorithmic trading— automated buying and selling based on predetermined triggers—took some of the blame. Speculation that machines are running, and perhaps ruining, the markets is

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Spring in Europe

Spring in Europe

🕔15:02, 1.mei 2019

Highlights European risk assets have underperformed amid disappointing global growth, political headwinds and a series of idiosyncratic factors. With global growth healing and political issues manageable, we believe that there is room for Europe to surprise to the upside in

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Finding Opportunities in Investment‑Grade Credit

Finding Opportunities in Investment‑Grade Credit

🕔13:02, 1.mei 2019

With corporate fundamentals weakening, security selection is key With corporate fundamentals generally weakening as global economic growth slows, the opportunity to generate gains through broad allocations to investment‑grade corporate bonds has diminished. We think that short‑maturity Asian investment‑grade corporates denominated

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Risk On!

Risk On!

🕔13:02, 1.mei 2019

Back to Lower for Longer? On the back of the Fed’s dovish pivot, risk assets are off to a banner start with the MSCI All-Country World Index (on a local currency basis) and the S&P 500 indexes returning 12.4% and

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Back from the Brink—But What Next?

Back from the Brink—But What Next?

🕔13:02, 1.mei 2019

Whiplash! Early October 2018 was only six months ago, but it may feel even more distant considering the 10-year yields in the U.S., Germany, and Japan were trading around 3.20%, 0.58%, and 0.16%, respectively. At the time, we provided our

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The Uncomfortable Truth

The Uncomfortable Truth

🕔13:02, 1.mei 2019

As the intensifying yearn for yield by investors increasingly bumps up against “the uncomfortable truth” of declining interest rates amidst soaring fiscal deficits and bulging debt loads, KKR’s Global Macro, Balance Sheet, and Risk Analytics team has analyzed what yield-oriented

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Index Dashboard: U.S.

Index Dashboard: U.S.

🕔13:02, 1.mei 2019

U.S. equities gained steam in April, powered by positive earnings, potential progress in U.S./China trade talks, and recent dovish sentiment from the Fed. The S&P 500®, the S&P MidCap 400® and S&P SmallCap 600® all gained 4%, and the VIX®

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Index Dashboard: Europe

Index Dashboard: Europe

🕔13:02, 1.mei 2019

Shrugging off slowing growth and uninspiring economic data, European equities continued to ride a “risk on” wave in April. The S&P Europe 350 gained 4% on the month. With first-quarter earnings coming in better-than-feared for Europe’s blue-chips, and with further

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Why the taps won’t run dry

Why the taps won’t run dry

🕔11:35, 1.mei 2019

THEMATIC EQUITIES INVESTMENT IN WATER Technology holds the key to resolving the world’s growing water shortage problems. Thematic investors can make the most of the opportunity.  

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Barometer: A correction looms for equities

Barometer: A correction looms for equities

🕔11:35, 1.mei 2019

Equities have recouped almost all the losses they suffered during the late 2018 sell-off, with the MSCI All-Country World Index rising more than 10 per cent since January. But a repeat of this stellar performance looks unlikely in the coming

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Analysing Manager Style in EM Local Currency Debt

Analysing Manager Style in EM Local Currency Debt

🕔11:31, 1.mei 2019

Executive Summary In our previous paper, “Inside the Engine Room of Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt”, we discussed the differences in behaviour between the three components of return—coupon, price appreciation and currency—and implications for active management. In this paper, we

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Is inflation definitely dead or simply dormant?

Is inflation definitely dead or simply dormant?

🕔10:15, 1.mei 2019

Consequences for central banks I nflation never disappears completely. In history, there have been periods when it was dormant, but revivals have always been painful. What is striking at present is the inability of some countries to boost inflation despite

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