FOMC remains optimistic, cuts rates and monitors

FOMC remains optimistic, cuts rates and monitors

🕔17:54, 25.Sep 2019

As expected, the US Fed's interest rate decision-making body (FOMC) lowered the range of its key interest rate by 25 basis points to 1.75-2.0%. There were no significant changes in the statement. The good overall economy, coupled with a low

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Pushed into risky assets

Pushed into risky assets

🕔16:46, 25.Sep 2019

The Big Picture The global economy has decelerated but central banks are easing and there are signs/hopes of stabilisation. More importantly, government bond yields are now so low that we are driven to reduce our exposure (to further Underweight), even

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Modern Monetary Theory: are defcit hawks an endangered species?

Modern Monetary Theory: are defcit hawks an endangered species?

🕔15:32, 25.Sep 2019

A once-fringe economic theory has been embraced by liberal politicians at the same time as traditional budget hawks have been in retreat. Its rise has potentially radical implications for infation and investors Decades into an era of declining infation and

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Nieuwe Asset Allocatie Video over Government Bonds

Nieuwe Asset Allocatie Video over Government Bonds

🕔15:03, 25.Sep 2019

Er is weer een nieuwe asset allocatie video beschikbaar, deze maal over Government Bonds. In de grafiek hieronder staat hoe de consensus zich in de tijd heeft ontwikkeld. De consensus over deze asset class is al geruime tijd “underweight”. Gelukkig

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Global effects of China’s balance of payments shift

Global effects of China’s balance of payments shift

🕔14:28, 25.Sep 2019

China’s structural shift and the global repercussions China’s introduction into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2000 started a process which has since had a marked impact on global economies and markets alike. Its increased exposure to the global economy

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Our take on the factor reversal

Our take on the factor reversal

🕔14:08, 25.Sep 2019

A rebound in bond yields has led to a shakeup in equity market factor returns. We prefer defensive factors such as min vol as growth slows. The Fed cut interest rates, but its noncommittal view on the rate outlook suggests

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Good Luck With Timing Ctas Favor Core Allocation

Good Luck With Timing Ctas Favor Core Allocation

🕔12:26, 25.Sep 2019

Timing CTAs is notoriously challenging. Monitoring their exposures provides a useful picture but has rarely been a reliable allocation method. They enjoyed an impressive rally this year, mainly supported by their long bond positions, which fueled high CTAs returns’ auto-correlations.

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The Benchmark that Changed the World: Celebrating 20 Years of The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

The Benchmark that Changed the World: Celebrating 20 Years of The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

🕔11:46, 25.Sep 2019

The year 1999 gave the world the euro, The Matrix, and the world’s first ever global sustainability benchmark—the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The product of a landmark collaboration between S&P Dow Jones Indices and SAM1 (now RobecoSAM), the DJSI

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Is the noise becoming signal?

Is the noise becoming signal?

🕔10:59, 25.Sep 2019

Macroeconomic themes and tactical asset allocation opportunities In Investment Solutions, we take a theme-based approach to our multi-asset portfolios. We set out core views or hypotheses about the global economy and express these via sets of cross-asset trade ideas. Our

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Discovering Value In Climate Change Investing

Discovering Value In Climate Change Investing

🕔09:50, 25.Sep 2019

In this paper, we hope to answer two basic questions for investors: Why should investors care about climate change? How does Templeton approach climate-related risks and opportunities? Our main goal is first to demonstrate six climate considerations that have a

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Spotlight on inflation linked gilts

Spotlight on inflation linked gilts

🕔08:46, 25.Sep 2019

Fixed income markets contain a high proportion of investors whose goal of identifying the most attractive relative value is subverted by jurisdictional or self-imposed rules, regulations, and constraints, or is superseded by other non-economic objectives, such as accounting conventions. The

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Policy Uncertainty: A New Volatility Driver

Policy Uncertainty: A New Volatility Driver

🕔07:41, 25.Sep 2019

Over the past three decades, the macro volatility of growth and inflation has receded significantly. Monetary policy strategies have gained credibility since the shift to inflation targeting, while central banks’ “rules versus discretion” motto has prevailed. Improved inflation expectations have

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Why stocks can shrug off higher rates

Why stocks can shrug off higher rates

🕔07:29, 25.Sep 2019

Interest rates rose last week, but the surge did not keep stocks from climbing. Russ explains why. Last week stocks edged higher: The S&P 500 rose approximately 1%, while small caps and value stocks had a particularly good week. A

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