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Sustainable Investing: Past, Present and Future

Sustainable Investing: Past, Present and Future

🕔09:21, 3.Dec 2020

While historically most asset managers have separated their stewardship capabilities from their investment processes, we believe that this will no longer suffice. Engagements and proxy voting decisions should be made in consultation with investment decision makers as it is the

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Finding Opportunities After the Rebound

Finding Opportunities After the Rebound

🕔15:15, 27.Nov 2020

T. Rowe Price Insights on Global Markets Our portfolio managers see selective potential in a range of asset classes. Even for those of us who saw reasons for hope this past spring, the market’s resilience in the face of the

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Highlights of last week: Central banks, Decarbonization and Inflation

Highlights of last week: Central banks, Decarbonization and Inflation

🕔16:40, 24.Nov 2020

#47 Tomorrow our event calendar is filled with five webinars! If you have spare time tomorrow, don’t miss out on an interesting session. Furthermore, next week December starts and this month has lots of interesting webinars as well. For example,

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Central banks versus the vaccine

Central banks versus the vaccine

🕔14:39, 18.Nov 2020

Column by Hendrik Tuch, Head of Fixed Income “Interest rates and yield curves have seen quite some volatility in the last few weeks as markets digested the election news and the coronavirus headlines. Ahead of the US elections, many investors

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Back to square zero?

Back to square zero?

🕔13:07, 3.Nov 2020

Of course, the impact of next week’s elections in the US goes well beyond the economic and financial realm, but from our narrow angle, we will follow the results across two dimensions. One is volatility: whether a winner emerges quickly

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Gold Miners’ Re-Rating Calls For Mass Appeal, Not Mass Production

Gold Miners’ Re-Rating Calls For Mass Appeal, Not Mass Production

🕔14:44, 26.Oct 2020

Gold Correction U.S. dollar strength kept pressure on gold throughout September. The dollar, as measured by the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY),1 trended higher as the stock market trended lower from its all-time highs. The pandemic stimulus-driven bull market looks to

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T. Rowe Price – Webinar – New world, new challenges: Rethinking the investment landscape

🕔11:00, 15.Oct 2020

Webinar – New world, new challenges: Rethinking the investment landscape 2020 has been a year like no other. A global health crisis, as yet without an end in sight, that has transformed the world and is accelerating change across societies.

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Het inflatievraagstuk en de overgang naar het post-covid tijdperk

Het inflatievraagstuk en de overgang naar het post-covid tijdperk

🕔08:04, 6.Oct 2020

Al drukt de covid-19 pandemie de economische groei en inflatieverwachtingen, centrale banken en overheden zetten hier steeds verdergaande stimuleringsmaatregelen tegenover. In combinatie met trends als deglobalisering, kan dit een structurele kanteling in gang zetten die de inflatie juist op een

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Investing Amidst a New Fed Policy Regime

Investing Amidst a New Fed Policy Regime

🕔13:23, 5.Oct 2020

Spotlight In early-September, the US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced a shift in the inflation containment policy regime that had been in place since the 1970s. Recall how, facing rapidly rising and eventually double-digit inflation, then Fed Chair Paul

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Will Abenomics continue in a post-Abe Japan?

Will Abenomics continue in a post-Abe Japan?

🕔14:49, 30.Sep 2020

Abenomics at a glance Referring to the economic policies advocated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since his victory in the 2012 general election, Abenomics consists of three arrows: aggressive monetary policies, fiscal consolidation and a growth strategy. The key aim

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Central Banks Strive to Maintain Visbility

Central Banks Strive to Maintain Visbility

🕔08:12, 22.Sep 2020

Market Flash All eyes were on central banks. As expected, the Fed left its rates unchanged. It even said they would not move until inflation rose above 2% and stayed there for some time, a situation it does not expect

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What won’t be in the strategy review

What won’t be in the strategy review

🕔09:37, 14.Sep 2020

Key points The divergence between a decisive Fed and a more hesitant ECB is an interesting debate but it hides the fact that on both sides of the Atlantic monetary policy through its traditional transmission channels is facing diminishing returns.

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Powell at Jackson Hole: Fed Doubles Up On 2% Inflation

Powell at Jackson Hole: Fed Doubles Up On 2% Inflation

🕔11:07, 7.Sep 2020

The Federal Reserve today announced an important change in its framework for conducting monetary policy in order to achieve its “statutory mandate from the Congress of promoting maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.” One of the main

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What could the Fed’s new policy mean for investors?

What could the Fed’s new policy mean for investors?

🕔09:58, 7.Sep 2020

The Federal Reserve today announced an important change in its framework for conducting monetary policy in order to achieve its “statutory mandate from the Congress of promoting maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.” One of the main

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Economic and political backdrop

Economic and political backdrop

🕔11:19, 12.Aug 2020

The US Stocks drifted higher through much of last week, although the catalysts for the move were perhaps harder to identify than usual, and trading was subdued relative to recent months. The week’s busy economic calendar appeared to play some

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Big Numbers Alone Make No Proper Monetary Policy

Big Numbers Alone Make No Proper Monetary Policy

🕔08:09, 27.Jul 2020

Aggressive interest rate cuts, liquidity provisions and quantitative easing worked well. Buying facilities rather serve as a backstop.  Based on a diminishing marginal effect from Large Scale Asset Purchases (LSAP), the Fed might do more for longer to support

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The 90% Economy: The Long Road Back to Normal

The 90% Economy: The Long Road Back to Normal

🕔09:52, 13.Jul 2020

In many things 90% is just fine; for an economy it is miserable Bankruptcies and the fear of a second wave Life will be hard—at least until a vaccine or a treatment is found 

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Global Policy Rates Stuck in Lockdown

Global Policy Rates Stuck in Lockdown

🕔14:50, 7.Jul 2020

How interest rates could remain at emergency levels for a sustained period. KEY INSIGHTS Central banks are likely to remain cautious for some time, keeping the short end of developed government bond curves anchored. Longer-dated government bonds could face greater volatility

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How three policy responses impact bank balance sheets

How three policy responses impact bank balance sheets

🕔15:18, 3.Jul 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a wave of support to keeps banks functioning efficiently and economies ticking over through lockdowns. We look at what action has been taken and its impact on the health of the banking sector.

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ECB QE Monitor

ECB QE Monitor

🕔09:42, 11.Jun 2020

Central Banks: interest rates near zero The Fed kept its interest rates unchanged. The ECB kept its interest rates unchanged. No movement on BoJ interest rates since 2016.

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Where next for fixed income markets

Where next for fixed income markets

🕔13:59, 5.Jun 2020

Key points: Bond markets have stabilized, but the economic recovery will be measured in years. Central banks, as well as governments through fiscal stimulus measures, have played a key role in supporting markets. This is a time to be patient,

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Dealing with the next downturn

Dealing with the next downturn

🕔09:16, 5.Jun 2020

From unconventional monetary policy to unprecedented policy coordination Unprecedented policies will be needed to respond to the next economic downturn. Monetary policy is almost exhausted as global interest rates plunge towards zero or below. Fiscal policy on its own will

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After the Virus: A Binary World

After the Virus: A Binary World

🕔08:10, 3.Jun 2020

As the world assesses what will change after the COVID-19 pandemic, Jim Cielinski, Head of Fixed Income, introduces the questions Janus Henderson expects to be key in setting investment strategy going forward. We seek to share the insights of our

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Introducing “Stressed Performing Credit”

Introducing “Stressed Performing Credit”

🕔08:56, 19.May 2020

White Paper Rising Stars in a New (Fed) World Recent unprecedented action by central banks, notably the Federal Reserve on April 9th, has helped markets recover meaningfully. This has caused many investors to wonder, “What do we do next?” or,

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‘Onder Economen Lunch’

‘Onder Economen Lunch’

🕔10:42, 18.May 2020

AXA Investment Managers ‘Onder Economen Lunch’   Virtuele meeting, dinsdag 12 mei 2020  Overheden en centrale banken hebben met hun noodingrepen erger voorkomen en op financiële markten gloort herstel, maar de vooruitzichten per sector liggen mijlen uiteen en voor de economie

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Bitcoins, central banks and inflation expectations: a variety of topics in our Top Five

Bitcoins, central banks and inflation expectations: a variety of topics in our Top Five

🕔10:12, 16.May 2020

#20 – Top Five Best Read Research on OpinioPro And it’s Saturday again: the day for us to publish our Top Five Best Read on OpinioPro this last week. Populair tags were ‘asset allocation‘ and ‘equities‘, furthermore our event calendar

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Central banks are entering a new regime: unlimited support

Central banks are entering a new regime: unlimited support

🕔15:10, 15.May 2020

Cross Asset Investment Strategy Markets (financial cycle) are leading the economic cycle and will bottom out before the end of the coronavirus pandemic. However, they would stabilise once reassured on three points: The cyclical pattern of the pandemic, or when

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The Effectiveness of Short-Selling Bans

The Effectiveness of Short-Selling Bans

🕔15:05, 15.May 2020

An Academic View As the COVID-19 virus continues to tighten its grip on the world – causing wide spread lockdowns and large-scale disruptions to global supply chains – governments, central banks, and regulators have been left with little choice but

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Wereld economie op weg naar hevige, maar mogelijk korte recessie

Wereld economie op weg naar hevige, maar mogelijk korte recessie

🕔14:33, 15.May 2020

Visie op asset allocatie  Vorige maand hielde we nog enige slag om de arm in het antwoord op de vraag of de verspreiding van het coronavirus een wereldwijde recessie zal veroorzaken, maar inmiddels is dat wel duidelijk. Terwijl nu ongekend

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Macro briefing: Will the ECB be stopped from any further QE?

Macro briefing: Will the ECB be stopped from any further QE?

🕔16:05, 14.May 2020

The court ordered the German government to ensure the ECB carried out a “proportionality assessment” of its vast purchases of government bonds. Whilst the ECB should be successful in proving that its purchase scheme was necessary and “proportional”, further expansion

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The Day After

The Day After

🕔08:19, 13.May 2020

Economic crises often lead to a reshuffling of the economic and political ideological corpus. The Great Depression gave birth to the modern Welfare State, a hallmark of most liberal democracies until the oil shocks in the late 1970s. The 2008

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Who decides on ECB purchases?

Who decides on ECB purchases?

🕔08:34, 11.May 2020

Week Ahead Focus: German Federal Constitutional Court ruling, US Labor Market Report, Eurozone public debt This week, the German Federal Constitutional Court ruled on a lawsuit against the purchase of government bonds by the ECB and thus the Bundesbank under

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Global recession prompts “whatever it takes” response

Global recession prompts “whatever it takes” response

🕔14:35, 8.May 2020

Allocation views We have seen a robust global central bank policy response that, in its breadth and scale, is larger than all the stimulus programs seen during the 2008 global financial crisis. Events and timelines have been compressed in this

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Central Bank Watcher

Central Bank Watcher

🕔16:55, 5.May 2020

Rates in lockdown for longer  With the outbreak of the coronavirus hitting the global economy, central banks have stepped up to the plate by delivering significant amounts of easing. Official yields are now at or below zero for all developed

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Czech and Serbian central bank meeting

Czech and Serbian central bank meeting

🕔14:44, 5.May 2020

CEE Market Insights  This week, the central bank meetings in Czechia and Serbia should be the key events in the region. While stability of rates is broadly expected in Serbia, the Czech National Bank is, in our view, about to

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ECB reduces interest rates, but does not cut key rates

ECB reduces interest rates, but does not cut key rates

🕔17:06, 4.May 2020

Short Note ECB ECB Council Meeting  At its meeting which ended today, the Governing Council decided on two further measures aimed primarily at ensuring that banks had sufficient liquidity at low interest rates. The ultimate goal is to keep lending

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Stock market winners may keep winning

Stock market winners may keep winning

🕔17:13, 28.Apr 2020

While the market has staged a spectacular and unanticipated rally, looking at the broader indices can be somewhat misleading.  Year-to-date, the S&P 500 Index is still down -15%, but large cap tech and healthcare indices are down 3% or less.

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Fallen angels – the impact on Fixed Income markets

Fallen angels – the impact on Fixed Income markets

🕔09:59, 24.Apr 2020

The unprecedented measures taken by governments across the world aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 has significantly impacted economic activity. Prior to the emergence of this pandemic, much had been publicized about the re-leveraging and general deterioration in quality

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Weekly Economic Commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary

🕔08:36, 23.Apr 2020

 The Fed Opens the Floodgates Supporting the Workforce Though the Crisis Australia’s Record Expansion Is Ending

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Caution: emerging market local debt

Caution: emerging market local debt

🕔16:40, 21.Apr 2020

We see improving outlook for credit in general due to overwhelming policy action to limit the coronavirus shock and recent market selloffs. Yet we have turned more cautious on emerging market (EM) local debt despite depressed valuations after selloffs. Why?

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Fixed income update first quarter 2020

Fixed income update first quarter 2020

🕔10:42, 21.Apr 2020

KEY POINTS COVID-19, declared by WHO as a global pandemic in March after rapidly spreading to Europe then to North America, triggered historic movements in the fixed income markets and put an end to the record long U.S. bull market.

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ECB QE Monitor

ECB QE Monitor

🕔17:21, 17.Apr 2020

Central Banks: interest rates near zero  The Fed lowered the benchmark interest rate to 0%-0.25% after its second emergency cut in less than two weeks. The ECB keeps its rates unchanged. No movement on BoJ interest rates since 2016.

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The Fed Quickly Surpasses Its Financial Crisis Efforts

The Fed Quickly Surpasses Its Financial Crisis Efforts

🕔17:15, 17.Apr 2020

Trending… The Fed Quickly Surpasses Its Financial Crisis Efforts By Nathan Sheets, PhD, Chief Economist and Head of Global Macroeconomic Research Over the past week or so, the Federal Reserve has rolled out an extraordinary phalanx of measures. It has

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One virus doesn’t make a winter

One virus doesn’t make a winter

🕔17:13, 17.Apr 2020

Investors’ Outlook Like an unexpected disease befalling Venice in Thomas Mann’s famous novella1 , a hitherto unknown coronavirus has engulfed Europe seemingly out of the blue. What could illustrate our fears better than the Adriatic town’s cancellation of part of

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Uncertainty and opportunity

Uncertainty and opportunity

🕔16:45, 17.Apr 2020

In this issue, we describe a framework to help us work through a sharp deterioration in market sentiment. As policymakers are called upon to provide support to the global economy, we focus on how the evolving macroeconomic backdrop is affecting

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Even at these yields, bonds still work

Even at these yields, bonds still work

🕔18:00, 16.Apr 2020

The coronavirus poses a unique and difficult to quantify threat to health, the economy and financial markets. One manifestation of this has been how fast stocks and other risky assets have collapsed. But while the catalyst is without precedent, other

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Discount double check in CEFs

Discount double check in CEFs

🕔22:32, 15.Apr 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average just closed out its worst first quarter on record, after a dropping 23% since the start of the year1. The selloff has disproportionately affected equities relative to bonds, potentially resulting in an overweight to bonds

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Stay calm and remember why you own bonds

Stay calm and remember why you own bonds

🕔20:03, 14.Apr 2020

Since late February, U.S. equity and bond markets have been historically volatile—on the same level of the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis in fact. In March, we saw the fastest bear market correction in the S&P 500 Index on record. Rates

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Two reasons for favoring U.S. stocks

Two reasons for favoring U.S. stocks

🕔17:22, 13.Apr 2020

We have an ongoing preference for U.S. stocks over other developed markets. Mike explains why. We favor U.S. stocks to their other developed market peers over the next six to 12 months. Why? The U.S. policy response to the coronavirus

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Wall Street’s believe it or not

Wall Street’s believe it or not

🕔16:38, 13.Apr 2020

Rick Rieder, Russ Brownback and Trevor Slaven contend that even as markets are gripped with the trauma of wild swings, and continued uncertainties, the seeds of future investment opportunity are being sown. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is an American franchise,

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