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Continuing to pivot alongside the Federal Reserve

Continuing to pivot alongside the Federal Reserve

🕔16:37, 27.Jul 2021

Monthly Investment Outlook: Global equity markets closed at the half year point higher, while global bonds fell as the Federal Reserve began to signal a pivot change – by potentially slowing the pace of its bond buying, i.e. ‘tapering’ –

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Pick your scary story

Pick your scary story

🕔14:31, 27.Jul 2021

These past few weeks have seen an interesting shift in investor fears, from inflation to growth, and back again – with a dose of Delta variant fear added to the mix. Indeed, growth is likely to have already peaked in

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STOXX Monthly Index News – June 2021

STOXX Monthly Index News – June 2021

🕔13:04, 6.Jul 2021

The EURO STOXX 50® ESG Index was introduced in 2019 as a sustainable alternative to the flagship EURO STOXX 50® Index. The ESG index follows product- and norms-based exclusions and integrates companies’ ESG scores into the stock selection. The result

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Rustig vaarwater in juni

Rustig vaarwater in juni

🕔11:45, 6.Jul 2021

Dekkingsgraadscan pensioenfondsen: In deze dekkingsgraadscan vindt u meer informatie over de dekkingsgraad van een gemiddeld Nederlands pensioenfonds. We geven een overzicht van de ontwikkeling van de feitelijke en (12-maands) voortschrijdend gemiddelde dekkingsgraad in het afgelopen jaar. Daarnaast maken we op

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Preparing for the start of a ‘mini-cycle’

Preparing for the start of a ‘mini-cycle’

🕔12:23, 23.Jun 2021

– The recovery phase of the US economic cycle is increasingly mature and looks set transition to its next phase in the coming months, a ‘mini-cycle’, similar to the long expansions of the 1990s and in the post-Global Financial Crisis

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Fixed Income Monthly – June 2021

Fixed Income Monthly – June 2021

🕔12:42, 22.Jun 2021

The rapid roll-out of vaccinations across the US and the UK, with Europe catching up, pushed developed market PMIs once again to record highs in May. Business activity and new orders have accelerated across both manufacturing and services sectors, business

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The Next (Re-opening) Wave

The Next (Re-opening) Wave

🕔16:54, 15.Jun 2021

Asset Allocation Monthly – June 2021: Investor attention is turning to where economic growth will accelerate next as vaccine rollouts allow more and more economies to reopen. The current leaders, the US and UK, will soon pass the baton to

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Digest and rebalance

Digest and rebalance

🕔10:15, 7.Jun 2021

Multi Asset Monthly: Macro data are increasingly heralding the start of the economic normalization process in regions where the vaccine roll-out has been smooth. In the US more infrastructure spending has been announced. Inflation numbers and expectations have risen, but

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Asset allocation update: standing pat

Asset allocation update: standing pat

🕔09:00, 2.Jun 2021

In a game of cards “standing pat” is to retain one’s hand as dealt, without drawing other cards. Standing pat also captures how we have managed our asset allocation in recent months, making few changes to our overall preferences. We

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Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents

🕔09:14, 18.May 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe  A renewed surge in coronavirus cases across several emerging markets (EM) countries—including India, Brazil, and Argentina—is weighing heavily on these economies as they struggle with insufficient medical infrastructure and access to vaccines. In

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Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

🕔11:57, 17.May 2021

Asset Allocation Monthly: Equity and fixed-income markets have benefited over the last year not only from stepped-up central bank support, but also from a clear abandonment of ‘austerity’ as a response to economic shocks. Instead of regaining investors’ trust through

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Barometer: Het zit ‘m in de prijs

Barometer: Het zit ‘m in de prijs

🕔08:47, 13.May 2021

Terwijl de economische omstandigheden blijven verbeteren, zijn er tekenen dat de rally in de markt vooruitloopt op de fundamentals. Wij hebben onze positie in aandelen dan ook teruggebracht tot 'neutraal'. Na slechts vier maanden hebben de wereldwijde aandelenmarkten onze doelstellingen

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2021 Recovery to continue and beat potential

2021 Recovery to continue and beat potential

🕔12:01, 6.May 2021

April started on a positive note for financial markets, after an exceptional first quarter, with divergent fortunes for equities and global bonds. Going forward, the progression of the recovery will likely be the key market driver, leading to greater divergences.

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Capital Markets View – April 2021

Capital Markets View – April 2021

🕔10:00, 3.May 2021

The US market hit all-time highs during the first quarter and a number of non – US markets joined the march upwards, including the Canadian and European equity markets. Those non-US markets have tended to have a healthy tilt toward

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As the US recovery matures, returns will be driven by earnings

As the US recovery matures, returns will be driven by earnings

🕔10:18, 19.Apr 2021

Monthly Investment Outlook ■ In March, rising yields caused a dramatic rotation in equity markets, leading to modest gains in stock market indices, while exposing global bond investors to losses. ■ Economic activity in the world’s largest economy continued to

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Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

🕔16:44, 15.Apr 2021

The ebb and flow of US real interest rates, inflation expectations and the future level of policy rates remain the key drivers for asset returns globally. For example, local currency emerging market debt yields have largely mirrored those of …

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The vaccine rollout can boost the support driven recovery

The vaccine rollout can boost the support driven recovery

🕔08:37, 15.Apr 2021

The economy remains on pause in many parts of the world, but the vaccine rollout is improving the prospect of normalization and supports a positive medium-term outlook. In the meantime, global economies remain heavily supported …

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Bubbles, tantrums and the revenge of value

Bubbles, tantrums and the revenge of value

🕔11:45, 14.Apr 2021

Rising UST yields amid hopes of economic recovery are causing the markets to question whether the Fed will pause its bond-buying programme. We don’t think the Fed will change its accommodative stance in the near term. However, investors should prepare …

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STOXX Monthly Index News

STOXX Monthly Index News

🕔12:59, 9.Apr 2021

Stocks extended gains in March as countries pushed ahead with their COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, the US passed a new stimulus package and major central banks indicated they are likely to keep interest rates low even as the economy rebounds. The

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The great rate debate

The great rate debate

🕔08:57, 2.Apr 2021

President Joe Biden signed the $1.9tn American Recovery Plan into law this month, adding to the $0.9tn stimulus in late 2020. Debate is turning to the next bill on longer-term infrastructure, clean infrastructure and inequality measures …

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On pause… but vaccine rollout brings play closer

On pause… but vaccine rollout brings play closer

🕔10:52, 19.Mar 2021

The economy remains on pause in many parts of the world, but the vaccine rollout improves the odds of normalization and supports a positive medium-term outlook. In the meantime, global economies remain supported by the large stimulus measures from …

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Some like it hot!

Some like it hot!

🕔08:24, 18.Mar 2021

At the end of last year, I reflected that you “gotta have faith in low discount rates” for risk assets, such as equities, to continue to perform well in 2021. While on the one hand the economic and earnings recovery from Covid-19 was, and continues to be, more potent than expected, allowing companies to grow-in to elevated multiples; on the other hand, an increase in ultra-cheap capital …

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The CAC 40 has Finally been Vaccinated against COVID

The CAC 40 has Finally been Vaccinated against COVID

🕔16:03, 17.Mar 2021

A year after the Covid-19 crisis struck, the US Congress approved the latest stimulus package, a massive $1.9 trillion plan representing 9% of GDP. It came only 3 months after a $900bn package was adopted.

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Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’? – March Update

Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’? – March Update

🕔11:13, 16.Mar 2021

Since our February update, the Return to Normal Index has ticked up only slightly (Figure 1). This is not surprising: large segments of the population are still not eligible to get a vaccination. But the good news is that Covid cases, hospitalisations and positivity rates continue to fall precipitously, and vaccine distribution is accelerating. Among the index subcomponents …

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Your Move, Mr. Powell?

Your Move, Mr. Powell?

🕔09:15, 16.Mar 2021

After years of muted inflation, investors are becoming concerned as a massive amount of pent-up demand is expected to be unleashed as the economy reemerges in the coming months, bringing higher price pressures. The excess savings that consumers have accumulated over the past year, plus an additional near USD 1.9 trillion fiscal package on the way, could also lead to demand …

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Investing Amidst a Tantrum in US Bond Markets

Investing Amidst a Tantrum in US Bond Markets

🕔16:12, 15.Mar 2021

February saw US fiscal authorities take the baton from the Federal Reserve and surprise on the upside in terms of proposed spending programmes in the months ahead. This served as a tailwind for global equities and a headwind for …

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Barometer: Inflatievrees overgewaaid

Barometer: Inflatievrees overgewaaid

🕔07:47, 12.Mar 2021

Het economisch herstel dat in de loop van 2021 aan kracht zal winnen, zou niet leiden tot een snel oplopende inflatie.

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Let’s Get Real

Let’s Get Real

🕔13:45, 9.Mar 2021

US real yields surged towards the end of February, spurring unpleasant memories of the ‘taper tantrum’ in 2013 when comments by Ben Bernanke, then Chair of the Federal Reserve, set off a 100bp rise in 10-year Treasury yields over several months. Now, as then, market expectations …

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Commodities and bond yields have risen sharply in February

Commodities and bond yields have risen sharply in February

🕔09:07, 9.Mar 2021

How would investors have positioned themselves if they had correctly foreseen the course of the Covid-19 pandemic twelve months ago? Global equities (MSCI AC World Index) had already fallen by 14% in February 2020. In March, they fell by …

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The Next Leg of Recovery

The Next Leg of Recovery

🕔11:25, 17.Feb 2021

2021 began with renewed bouts of volatility with a tug of war emerging between concerns over slow vaccine rollouts especially on the continent and delays in US fiscal support against positive earnings trends.

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The virus is keeping the economy on hold

The virus is keeping the economy on hold

🕔16:25, 16.Feb 2021

The economic rebound slowed in the fourth quarter, after a strong rebound in the third quarter and a very sharp contraction in the first half of the year. Global economies remain supported by the large stimulus measures from fiscal and monetary institutions. The positive vaccine …

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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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DCEP may play a key part in China’s long-term economic transition

DCEP may play a key part in China’s long-term economic transition

🕔07:28, 28.Jan 2021

China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) system was proposed in 2014 and will be one of the first Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) in the world. The DCEP was first tested in April 2020 within Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Xiong’an New Area (Xiong’an). The pilot in Xiong’an is part of preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The pilots may be expanded to cover several …

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Stronger headwinds in the short run, but the medium-term outlook improves on vaccine rollout

Stronger headwinds in the short run, but the medium-term outlook improves on vaccine rollout

🕔17:22, 15.Jan 2021

Stronger headwinds in the short run, but the medium-term outlook improves on vaccine rollout House View  The global economy rebounded strongly in the third quarter, after a very sharp contraction in the first half of the year. Global economies remain

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Repositioning Portfolios for a Brave New World

Repositioning Portfolios for a Brave New World

🕔13:26, 23.Dec 2020

Monthly Investment Outlook – December Key points Downside risks weigh on Q4 growth in several countries due to rising contagion and pressure on hospitals; European activity should contract in Q4, and a parallel slowdown is expected in the US, while

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Risky assets receive a shot in the arm

Risky assets receive a shot in the arm

🕔11:12, 11.Dec 2020

Multi Asset Monthly – Global Strategy Economic outlook A renewed surge in detected virus cases has led several, mainly European, governments to take additional measures to restrict mobility and to impose soft lockdowns. This has impacted the path of the

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Looking Ahead to a Brave New World

Looking Ahead to a Brave New World

🕔11:22, 10.Dec 2020

Monthly Investment Outlook – December Key points Downside risks weigh on Q4 growth in several countries due to rising contagion and pressure on hospitals; European activity should contract in Q4, and a parallel slowdown is expected in the US, while

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BNP Paribas – High Hopes for a Cyclical Recovery (Video)

BNP Paribas – High Hopes for a Cyclical Recovery (Video)

🕔13:10, 23.Nov 2020

High Hopes for a Cyclical Recovery (Video) Asset Allocation Monthly In this Asset Allocation monthly video, we discuss the implications of the US elections and the news on potentially reliable Covid vaccines on our market views and our asset allocation

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High Hopes for a Cyclical Recovery

High Hopes for a Cyclical Recovery

🕔12:45, 19.Nov 2020

Asset Allocation Monthly Three key issues have dominated the macroeconomic outlook in recent weeks: The second wave of the virus, the possibility of a positive announcement on the vaccine front, and the outcome of the US elections. Markets have been

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Fixed Income Monthly

Fixed Income Monthly

🕔07:49, 19.Nov 2020

The FIXED INCOME MONTHLY provides a forward-looking summary of the medium-term views from the Fidelity Fixed Income team. Our investment approach is multi-strategy, with portfolio managers given clear accountability and fiduciary responsibility for all investment decisions in a portfolio. Given

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Monthly Index News – October

Monthly Index News – October

🕔09:17, 5.Nov 2020

Benchmark Indices Key Points: The STOXX® Global 1800 Index fell for a second consecutive month in October, led by losses in European shares, as the number of COVID-19 contagions rebounded strongly. The global index retreated 3.2% in dollar terms and

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Multi-Asset Solutions Monthly Strategy Report

Multi-Asset Solutions Monthly Strategy Report

🕔13:25, 22.Oct 2020

Global markets and multi-asset portfolios  The coronavirus pandemic has dominated news flow throughout 2020. Looking forward, even after the first acute phase of the pandemic has passed, its imprint on our economy and indeed on the very fabric of our

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Business As Usual

Business As Usual

🕔09:50, 15.Oct 2020

September 2020 Bitcoin Volatility Report  – Sept. kicked off with bitcoin’s annualized volatility touching a 5-week low of 38.8%, only to then rally above 50% on Sept. 3, bounce between 50% and 56%, and snap a 5-month downtrend by concluding

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Contraction > recovery > late cycle

Contraction > recovery > late cycle

🕔11:07, 6.Oct 2020

CROSS ASSET Investment Strategy Monthly #10 October 2020 Investors have been dealing with rising volatility in equities and initial signs of a fall in the extreme market complacency over the last few months. This is leading to some key divergences

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Monthly Index News

Monthly Index News

🕔14:31, 5.Oct 2020

September DAX Indices Key points The DAX family is led by Germany’s blue-chip DAX®. The MDAX® and SDAX®, respectively, gauge the performance of the country’s mid- and small-caps. The TecDAX® tracks German technology companies. Finally, the HDAX® Index groups all

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Focus on the swoosh or the push?

Focus on the swoosh or the push?

🕔07:37, 29.Sep 2020

Monthly Op-ed  The recent dataflow is consistent with our base case: the world’s economy is not experiencing a “V-shape” recovery, but rather is following a “swoosh” trajectory in which after an initial spectacular rebound, growth slows. Focus is again on

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Asset allocation update: leaning selectively against the wind

Asset allocation update: leaning selectively against the wind

🕔09:57, 9.Sep 2020

Multi-asset | September 2020 Most asset market returns can be distilled down to two basic elements: movements in cash flows and discount rates. In the past month or so, for risky assets such as equities, each has moved in a

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Index Dashboard: Dispersion, Volatility & Correlation

Index Dashboard: Dispersion, Volatility & Correlation

🕔13:16, 2.Sep 2020

As the global economy continued to inch back towards normality and equity markets recovered ground, most of our reported risk indicators declined in August. The realized volatility of the S&P 500, S&P Composite 1500, S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI and S&P

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Monthly Market Monitor August 2020

Monthly Market Monitor August 2020

🕔13:13, 19.Aug 2020

Eaton Vance Monthly Market Monitor presents a concise review of economic and asset class data through clear and impactful charts. Providing timely information across a broad array of markets and investment topics, this guide serves as a helpful resource in

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And after the summer? Monthly Investment Strategy

And after the summer? Monthly Investment Strategy

🕔09:51, 23.Jul 2020

Key points Europe has been enjoying a rare moment of outperformance recently. Still, given the abundance of “cliffs” ahead, Europe would do well with a nice policy “parachute”. For now though, the US is still doing more on the stimulus

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