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Markets – The times, they are a-changin’

Markets – The times, they are a-changin’

🕔09:30, 11.Jun 2021

Having hit a record high in late April, global equities peaked again in May after a choppy spell. Inflation appears to worry investors less now than it did at the start of the year. The latest indicators are beginning to

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Monthly Market Monitor – February 2021

Monthly Market Monitor – February 2021

🕔10:25, 12.Feb 2021

Monthly Market Monitor – February 2021  

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“Turning to the tasks of our time”

“Turning to the tasks of our time”

🕔10:45, 27.Jan 2021

“Turning to the tasks of our time”  Joe Biden, 46th President of the United States  Markets at a glance  President Biden kicked off his new term with a flurry of executive orders and directives (30) in his first three days

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Market Optimism May Be Justified—But I Urge Caution

Market Optimism May Be Justified—But I Urge Caution

🕔08:05, 24.Dec 2020

While the U.S. elections grind toward the finish line, risk markets—after a bumpy ride—are hovering close to all‑time highs. In light of surprisingly close elections that will likely lead to a split Congress, legislative gridlock, and inadequate fiscal support, this

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Legacy of the Lockdowns – Outlook

Legacy of the Lockdowns – Outlook

🕔09:35, 11.Dec 2020

In our 2021 Investment Outlook, we seek to help investors navigate the next phases of the pandemic, the legacy of the lockdowns, and the ensuing economic recovery. We also consider how solutions to the climate crisis can be found at

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Markets Prepare for the Post-Covid Period

Markets Prepare for the Post-Covid Period

🕔14:58, 1.Dec 2020

Market Flash Markets continued to focus on waning epidemic and political risk. Astra Zeneca unveiled a Covid vaccine that looks promising and simple to use. Governments are gearing up to start vaccination campaigns in the next few weeks. In the

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Quarterly macro and market insights

Quarterly macro and market insights

🕔07:52, 4.Nov 2020

From Capital Group’s fixed income team  The global economy has stabilised sooner than had been anticipated. Unprecedented fiscal and monetary policy responses have helped, though pre-COVID economic levels may still not be recovered for another one to three years. The

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Highlights of last week: US Treasury yields and a search for visibility

Highlights of last week: US Treasury yields and a search for visibility

🕔10:15, 19.Oct 2020

#42 In October, there is no lack of webinars. This week our event calendar includes 11 webinars! For example, on Tuesday 20 October, KraneShares hosts a Virtual Conference called “The Next Chapter for China” and on Thursday 22 October, T.

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What the US election means for markets … and what it doesn’t!

What the US election means for markets … and what it doesn’t!

🕔14:50, 16.Oct 2020

Markets | October 2020  While every US presidential election is contentious, this year’s race seems especially divisive. Partisanship is extreme, and the difference between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in approach, personality and behaviour is stark. The charged rhetoric may

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The Weekly Brief

The Weekly Brief

🕔14:37, 16.Oct 2020

In the final quarter of this year, investors are likely to learn the answers to three pivotal questions for markets. First, we are likely to hear the results of vaccine trials. Second, we will learn the results of the US

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Guide to the Markets

Guide to the Markets

🕔12:46, 14.Oct 2020

Europe | | 4Q 2020 As of 30 September 2020  

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Uncertainty Phase on the Market Continues

Uncertainty Phase on the Market Continues

🕔12:57, 24.Aug 2020

Markets at a glance In the course of the week, the markets remained very uncertain and highly influenced by the evolution of the contagion curve at the global level. On the US curve, the 2-year rate was confirmed …

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Review of markets over the second quarter of 2020

Review of markets over the second quarter of 2020

🕔15:11, 7.Aug 2020

Market Review  It’s been a very strong quarter for equities and credit as central banks and governments provided enormous amounts of stimulus and economies started to reopen. Despite the strong rebound in risk …

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Lessons from Japan

Lessons from Japan

🕔14:32, 8.Jul 2020

Global Matters Weekly  The summer solstice, or ‘longest day of the year’, took place in the northern hemisphere just over two weeks ago, putting those of us that live here on a path of gradually shortening …

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔07:53, 24.Jun 2020

Stocks had a poor start to last week, as concerns over the worsening of the pandemic in several states as well as a new outbreak in Beijing seemed to continue weighing on sentiment. The market then rebounded late Monday following

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Steering clear of losses

Steering clear of losses

🕔12:13, 19.May 2020

Global Matters Weekly Financial losses come in many shapes and forms and investors rightly spend a considerable amount of time worrying about them but managing loss aversion poorly can make the longterm outcome even worse. It is important to pick

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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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Alliance Bernstein – Webinar – Update on the developments in the portfolio and the markets

🕔14:30, 13.May 2020

Webinar – Update on the developments in the portfolio and the markets On 13 May at 14:30 CEST/13:30 BST, we will host a webinar with Jim Tierney, CIO – Concentrated US Growth and Mark Phelps, CIO – Concentrated Global Growth

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Monthly OpinioPro Statistics – April 2020

Monthly OpinioPro Statistics – April 2020

🕔10:43, 6.May 2020

April In this blogpost, we will update you on our monthly best-reads and longest-reads. If you follow our weekly blogposts, you know the best read research articles on a weekly basis. In this monthly overview, we provide you with a

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Forex News

Forex News

🕔10:53, 30.Apr 2020

The EURUSD continued its sideways movement in April, although the range narrowed significantly. The outlook for both economic areas remains bleak and highly uncertain, both of which point to a sustained sideways trend. In this environment, long-term investments in either

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Bear market playbook

Bear market playbook

🕔15:44, 22.Apr 2020

Length of the equity slump likely to be at the shorter end of previous drawdowns The uniqueness of different bear market triggers leaves little convincing evidence of recurring patterns to aid market timing. We see limited merit in attempting to

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Are credit spreads wide enough?

Are credit spreads wide enough?

🕔11:04, 22.Apr 2020

Uncommon truths  Have credit spreads widened enough? We think the answer depends upon what happens to the economy and we use US credit markets to give historical context. This leaves us more concerned about high-yield than investment-grade but we believe

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Pictet AM – Webinar – Where next for markets?

🕔11:00, 22.Apr 2020

Webinar – Where next for markets? The views of our Pictet AM Strategy Unit and Head of Global Bonds Webinar information Date: Wednesday 22 April Time: 11:00 AM CEST

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Volatility Eases And Normalcy Begins To Return To Treasury Markets

Volatility Eases And Normalcy Begins To Return To Treasury Markets

🕔16:01, 17.Apr 2020

Bond markets took a roller coaster ride over the last month. The extreme volatility reflected illiquid conditions as dealers worked from home; regulatory pressure weighing on dealer balance sheets; de-risking in risk-parity funds; and profit taking in fixed income to

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April 2020 Fixed Income Update

April 2020 Fixed Income Update

🕔12:10, 17.Apr 2020

COVID-19 and the financial markets Spotlight: Fixed Income Various central bank measures and rescue packages have lifted the sentiment on the global capital market in the last days. While the curve of new infections and fatalities is flattening in many

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Ctas As Shock Absorbers

Ctas As Shock Absorbers

🕔09:44, 17.Apr 2020

Market conditions improved in the wake of the aggressive Federal Reserve announcements to tame risks in the financial system (link). The MSCI World bottomed on March 23rd and rose more than 20% since then, leaving the broad equity market benchmark

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T. Rowe Price – Webinar – Insights: Coronavirus – The Signals to Watch from our Health Care Experts

🕔17:00, 16.Apr 2020

Webinar – Insights: Coronavirus – The Signals to Watch from our Health Care Experts The coronavirus pandemic continues to unsettle markets and investors around the world. Join Ziad Bakri, Portfolio Manager, Health Sciences Strategy; Anne Daub, Investment Analyst Biotechnology; and

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What does the global lockdown mean for dividends?

What does the global lockdown mean for dividends?

🕔12:48, 16.Apr 2020

With large swathes of the world’s population on lockdown and economic activity on hold, we assess the likely damage to dividend payments over the coming months. We outline how Fidelity’s equity income portfolios are navigating this environment and why selectively

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Pictet AM – Webinar – Where next for markets?

🕔00:00, 15.Apr 2020

Webinar – Where next for markets? Datum: 15 april Tijd: onbekend Ook in deze uitdagende tijden staan onze experts tot uw beschikking. Middels webcasts houden onze experts u de komende weken op de hoogte van de laatste ontwikkelingen van de

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Pictet AM – Webinar – Where next for markets?

🕔00:00, 8.Apr 2020

Webinar – Where next for markets? Datum: 8 april Tijd: onbekend Ook in deze uitdagende tijden staan onze experts tot uw beschikking. Middels webcasts houden onze experts u de komende weken op de hoogte van de laatste ontwikkelingen van de

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Fixed Income Market Update

Fixed Income Market Update

🕔13:28, 2.Apr 2020

Time to own durable yield for the Zero Interest Rate world ahead Going forward, fundamentals are likely to be defined by a sharp global recession followed by a stubbornly low growth world coupled with the odd bedfellows of high debt

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Talking Points on China’s Experience with COVID-19

Talking Points on China’s Experience with COVID-19

🕔12:01, 23.Mar 2020

Talking Points on China's Experience with COVID-19: What IS and IS NOT applicable to the US ​What IS NOT applicable to the United States What IS NOT applicable to the United States COVID-19 (Coronavirus) began in Wuhan, which is the capital

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In Credit

In Credit

🕔11:45, 5.Mar 2020

Two months down. Macro / government bonds Core government bonds remain the favoured asset class in these times of turmoil. Indeed, last week the benchmark 10-year US treasury reached a new all time yield low of 1.14%. The ICE BofA

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Guide to the Markets Q1 2020

Guide to the Markets Q1 2020

🕔15:48, 13.Jan 2020

Guide to the Markets MARKET INSIGHTS Europe 1Q 2020 As of 31 December 2019

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Hidden Costs in FX Management

Hidden Costs in FX Management

🕔10:03, 28.Nov 2019

How much are investors spending on day-to-day FX management and how much could they save? The answer: much more than they may realise. The subject, typically viewed as an administrative backoffice function, often receives limited attention from pension fund trustees

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UK set for snap election, what does this mean for sterling?

UK set for snap election, what does this mean for sterling?

🕔15:57, 12.Nov 2019

The UK’s deadline for leaving the European Union has once again been delayed and another general election is on the way in December, but what does this mean for the currency markets? Despite Boris Johnson’s best efforts to force his

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Market Flash: The Geopolitical Climate Recovers A Little

Market Flash: The Geopolitical Climate Recovers A Little

🕔11:50, 22.Oct 2019

Risk assets were lifted this week by the partial US-China agreement and hopes of a solution to avoid a no-deal Brexit. The US-China agreement stipulated that Washington would not raise tariffs on $250bnworth of Chinese imports by 25-30% on October

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Forecasting Combination: An Application For Exchange Rates

Forecasting Combination: An Application For Exchange Rates

🕔12:43, 3.Oct 2019

This paper tries to forecast exchange rates by comparing forecasting methods that take into account cointegration and methods that do not. The first finding is that taking into account cointegration provides better forecasting results. Furthermore, the factor model with cointegration

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USD: environment continues to support the dollar

USD: environment continues to support the dollar

🕔17:05, 26.Sep 2019

The coming weeks will decide how Brexit will proceed. There are probably now only two alternatives remaining: another postponement of the withdrawal date or withdrawal without an agreement. We expect the second. Once this outcome becomes obvious, the dollar could

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Cycling into Emerging Market Sovereigns

Cycling into Emerging Market Sovereigns

🕔07:36, 18.Sep 2019

Bond yields have nose-dived once more this summer in light of renewed geopolitical tensions and a decelerating global economy. GAM Investments’ Bogdan Manescu believes that fixed income investors can still find value and attractive yields in emerging market (EM) sovereign,

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Global Equity Ratings

Global Equity Ratings

🕔11:47, 2.Sep 2019

Preferred Sectors: Health Care, Technology and Consumer

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Buy-to-let verdringt starter van de koopwoningmarkt

Buy-to-let verdringt starter van de koopwoningmarkt

🕔17:38, 30.Aug 2019

Buy-to-let is, in de omvang waarin het zich de afgelopen jaren in Nederland heeft voorgedaan, een nieuw verschijnsel. Dat particuliere beleggers op grote schaal koopwoningen kopen om die woningen vervolgens te verhuren, laat zien dat de verhoudingen op de woningmarkt

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Global Equity Ratings

Global Equity Ratings

🕔04:04, 20.Jun 2019 Read Full Article
International Stock Market Co-Movements and Politics-Related Risks

International Stock Market Co-Movements and Politics-Related Risks

🕔10:15, 19.Jun 2019

Cross asset Investment Strategy We investigate the determinants of international stock market co-movements, shedding light on the relevance of politics-related factors. We propose a new characterization for the link connecting politics and financial markets, disentangling two different components: political risk

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Mid-Year Investment Outlook

Mid-Year Investment Outlook

🕔11:03, 11.Jun 2019

I hope you enjoy reading our mid-year Investment Outlook. In the pages that follow we set out to share our current thinking and the investment conclusions that follow. Perhaps surprisingly, given that there is much uncertainty, we have some clear

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Our Monthly Market Analysis And Positioning

Our Monthly Market Analysis And Positioning

🕔15:03, 6.Jun 2019

The month of May was tough rather than merry. After many stock exchanges touched new record highs, the impulsive U.S. trade policy sent both equities and bond yields on a downward slide. The summer could be uncomfortably hot.

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Falling off a wall of worry?

Falling off a wall of worry?

🕔15:03, 6.Jun 2019

In Credit June  Yields have plunged in the US, Europe and the UK. Hopes of a successful resolution to the trade dispute between the US and China have been replaced by increasing intransigence from both sides and the threat of

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No shortcuts

No shortcuts

🕔11:03, 5.Jun 2019

Weekly Digest Hiring managers looking to bring someone into their business or team would naturally include an interview stage for promising candidates, which may consist of several rounds of face to face questioning and assessment. Why should the process of

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Review of markets over May 2019

Review of markets over May 2019

🕔13:02, 4.Jun 2019

For much of this year, equity markets have enjoyed a healthy climb, assisted by a dovish tilt from central banks, as well as the possibility of a trade deal between the US and China. As we entered May, the S&P

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Genuine uncertainties according to the latest indicators

Genuine uncertainties according to the latest indicators

🕔13:02, 4.Jun 2019

Trade war uncertainties continued while the latest advanced indicators delivered increasingly contradictory signals. Conference Board indicators on consumer confidence rebounded in May amid very buoyant labour market conditions. Note, however, that the survey was up to May 16 and therefore

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