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In Credit – All change, all change.

In Credit – All change, all change.

🕔10:04, 22.Jan 2021

It is Martin Luther King Day today and on 20 January Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 47th and oldest ever President of the United States. There was a degree of stabilisation in rates markets last week after the inflation fears led a sell off. The benchmark 10-year US government …

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3Q 2020 Returns Recap: Largely Positive Returns Across the Board

3Q 2020 Returns Recap: Largely Positive Returns Across the Board

🕔07:54, 26.Oct 2020

The US Election Will Determine the Path of Fiscal Policy Fiscal and monetary stimulus have played a critical role in restarting the economy and remain crucial to a continued expansion Monetary stimulus is not subject to the election cycle: the

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔15:13, 2.Sep 2020

The US On Thursday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell delivered (virtually) a longanticipated speech at the Kansas City Fed’s Economic Policy Symposium, which is typically held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Powell announced the results of the central bank’s review of

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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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Index Dashboard: Risk & Volatility August 19, 2020

Index Dashboard: Risk & Volatility August 19, 2020

🕔08:10, 21.Aug 2020

These are the dog days of summer in the northern hemisphere, with volumes across world equity markets at their seasonal lull. With August’s thinner-than-usual liquidity, we often observes spikes in volatility when events require that traders return to their desks

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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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Spaghetti Western

Spaghetti Western

🕔11:25, 6.Aug 2020

Global Matters Weekly “Year 1862: amid the chaos of the American Civil War, the three gunslingers Blondie, Angel Eyes and Tuco (a.k.a. the Good, the Bad and the Ugly1 ) are competing to put their hands on a buried cache

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How flow can you go?

How flow can you go?

🕔09:33, 30.Jul 2020

After a bumper few months for equity markets, a recent report1 from Calastone, the global funds network, showed June was one of the worst months on record for outflows from UK equity funds. That follows positive UK market performance for

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Weekly Economic Commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary

🕔11:27, 28.Jul 2020

Europe and the U.S. Consider State Aid Is China’s Rebound Sustainable? Mortgage Rates Hit Bottom

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:22, 22.Jul 2020

Wall Street began last week on a negative note, with worries about the resurgence of the coronavirus across much of the US seemingly weighing on sentiment. Renewed shutdowns in California appeared to be a particular focus of worry, with indoor

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2020 – a rollercoaster ride

2020 – a rollercoaster ride

🕔09:28, 22.Jul 2020

How to sum up 2020 so far? A rollercoaster is probably the best way to describe it; both from an emotional perspective but also in terms of what the markets have been up to. Over the first quarter, market participants

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Fixed income market update July 2020

Fixed income market update July 2020

🕔15:00, 3.Jul 2020

For the quarter ended June 30, 2020, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index returned 2.90%. Year to date, the index has returned 6.14%. U.S. Treasuries returned 0.48% during the quarter as the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury declined

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Monthly Index News

Monthly Index News

🕔10:00, 3.Jul 2020

Key points Stocks wrapped their best calendar quarter since 2009 during June as many economies continued their way out of lockdowns imposed to control the expansion of COVID-19. The STOXX® Global 1800 Index rose 2.7% in dollar terms during the

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The virus has not gone away

The virus has not gone away

🕔12:50, 26.Jun 2020

Key points A genuine gap is emerging between the US and Europe on the pandemic front So far differences in policy initiatives on either side of the Atlantic have made up for this short-coming Interdependency of virus control, policy and

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A sharp risk-off trade returns

A sharp risk-off trade returns

🕔15:27, 19.Jun 2020

Stocks snapped a three-week winning streak as markets sank sharply last week.1 Worries about an uptick in coronavirus cases, the Federal Reserve’s downbeat assessment of long-term economic growth and President Trump’s declining poll numbers all contributed to negative sentiment. But

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Looking forward

Looking forward

🕔09:34, 18.Jun 2020

For those of you that don’t know, this Friday is the midpoint of summer and as I have a Swedish partner this means there will be a celebration. Midsummer, or Midsommar in Swedish, is an annual celebration in Sweden which

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Fixed income market update

Fixed income market update

🕔07:42, 18.Jun 2020

For the month ended May 31, 2020, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index returned 0.47%. Year to date, the index has returned 5.47%. U.S. Treasuries returned -0.25% during the month as the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury rose

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Warning Shot

Warning Shot

🕔11:22, 16.Jun 2020

Key points Bad news on the pandemic front triggered some measure of market turmoil last week. Contagion from equity to credit market was limited though. Central bank support shows. We take a look at money supply growth. It may ultimately

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What are activists buying after the storm?

What are activists buying after the storm?

🕔07:39, 16.Jun 2020

The Special Situations strategy went through a roller coaster since February. Typically, due to their long structural market beta, managers tend to underperform in risk-off episodes. However, as they also tend to look beyond short-term volatility, they usually rebound faster.

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Second wave or second wind?

Second wave or second wind?

🕔15:26, 12.Jun 2020

After a strong rally from the March lows, equity markets have been range-bound. Investors are weighing hopes of a recovery against fears of a “second wave” of virus cases, high valuations, and US-China trade tensions. In this letter, we offer

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Carl comments on the protests that have spread across the United States.

Carl comments on the protests that have spread across the United States.

🕔11:18, 11.Jun 2020

Weekly Economic Commentary I grew up on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s. The latter part of the decade was a challenging time for our city, and for our country. I lived close to the University of Chicago,

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Policy revolution: What’s next?

Policy revolution: What’s next?

🕔14:54, 10.Jun 2020

Macroeconomic policy has undergone a necessary revolution in just three months, but this is a slippery slope without proper guardrails. The key to the policy response has shifted to ensuring successful execution and avoiding policy fatigue before the shock passes.

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔13:18, 10.Jun 2020

Upside surprises in labour market data appeared to drive much of last week’s positive sentiment. Stocks rose sharply on Wednesday, following a much smallerthan-expected decline in ADP’s tally of monthly payrolls. The payroll processing firm reported that private sector jobs

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Review of markets over May 2020

Review of markets over May 2020

🕔14:36, 4.Jun 2020

The rebound in equity markets extended into May. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to dominate markets, with an increasing focus on how countries would begin to relax their lockdown measures and how this would affect the economy. Volatility

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Index Dashboard: Europe

Index Dashboard: Europe

🕔11:44, 3.Jun 2020 Read Full Article
The SpaceX Factor

The SpaceX Factor

🕔09:13, 3.Jun 2020

Against a rapidly changing investment landscape, and with bond yields at ever lower levels, it would be unwise to rely solely on observed historical data to inform expectations about future cross asset class returns. We believe that robust scenario testing

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Monthly Market Monitor | May 2020

Monthly Market Monitor | May 2020

🕔16:11, 20.May 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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Review of markets over April 2020

Review of markets over April 2020

🕔14:18, 15.May 2020

After the severe shock in March, markets rebounded strongly in April. COVID-19 continued to spread globally, but some countries saw daily new infection rates start to fall and are now planning to gradually reopen their economies. Governments and central banks

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Weekly recap: Economic And Political Backdrop

Weekly recap: Economic And Political Backdrop

🕔14:27, 7.May 2020

Last week began on a positive note, with investors seemingly encouraged by the partial lifting of lockdowns in some states and the gradual reopening of major economies overseas. Coronavirus infection and hospitalisation trends also appeared to be encouraging in some

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Fixed income market update May 2020

Fixed income market update May 2020

🕔09:03, 6.May 2020

For the month ended April 30, 2020, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index returned 1.78%. Year to date, the index has returned 4.98% U.S. Treasuries returned 0.64% during the month as the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury declined

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What happenned ?

What happenned ?

🕔10:11, 27.Apr 2020

23 April 2020 A reprieve in oil markets led to a reprieve in equity markets, which rebounded 1.5% in Europe and 2.3% in the US after two negative days. WTI prices bounced to USD15 per barrel and Brent recovered to

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STOXX Monthly Index News

STOXX Monthly Index News

🕔14:09, 9.Apr 2020

Equities slumped by the most since 2008 during March, as the global economy was forced to come to a standstill in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The STOXX® Global 1800 Index dropped 12.9% in dollar terms, after a rebound

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Review of markets over the first quarter of 2020

Review of markets over the first quarter of 2020

🕔13:12, 9.Apr 2020

This quarter has not been an easy one for most investors. While it was already clear that we were in the later stages of the economic cycle, nobody could have predicted at the start of this year that large parts

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A review of global markets and portfolio positioning in Q1

A review of global markets and portfolio positioning in Q1

🕔11:13, 9.Apr 2020

We review trends across markets and economies in Q1 2020, consider what they mean for our multi-asset portfolios and present a positioning update. In the history of financial markets, there has never been a quarter like Q1 2020. As the

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Index Investment Strategy Index Dashboard: Europe

Index Investment Strategy Index Dashboard: Europe

🕔12:43, 3.Apr 2020

Index Dashboard: Europe

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Twin Economic Shocks Trigger Forceful Policy Stimulus

Twin Economic Shocks Trigger Forceful Policy Stimulus

🕔06:37, 20.Mar 2020

Dual shocks from COVID-19 and falling oil prices have hit the global economy. The key concern now is that significant dislocation in financial markets ricochets back onto the real economy, raising risks for the outlook. At the margin, we see

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Economic Update

Economic Update

🕔14:53, 19.Mar 2020

This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors.  Risks: Impacts from COVID-19 may cause a global recession. Political headlines may foment market volatility. Earnings growth has slowed and could stall

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Review of markets over February 2020

Review of markets over February 2020

🕔11:11, 13.Mar 2020

In February, the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak replaced trade as the main focus for the markets. Fears of near-term negative effects on Chinese and global growth, together with the expectation that central banks around the globe will provide further monetary policy

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2020 banking and capital markets M&A outlook

2020 banking and capital markets M&A outlook

🕔12:29, 2.Mar 2020

Mounting economic and political uncertainty in 2020 is likely to create a backdrop of short-term headwinds for banking and capital markets (B&CM) mergers and acquisitions (M&A). 2019 closed with record-low US unemployment, an all-time-high stock market, and considerable available capital

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The long, the short, and the not so ugly

The long, the short, and the not so ugly

🕔08:46, 2.Mar 2020

Investors’ Outlook There was a High Noon moment mid-2019 when the US Federal Reserve’s intrepid marshal Jerome Powell drew his liquidity gun. This surprised the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly all around, and had financial saloons buzzing in anticipation

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Charting China Monthly Review Cyclical momentum improves further; liquidity conditions ease

Charting China Monthly Review Cyclical momentum improves further; liquidity conditions ease

🕔15:58, 9.Jan 2020

What happened in the past month? Global trade growth continues to improve, riding on the tailwind of monetary easing earlier in the year and the recent de-escalation of China-US trade tension. On the domestic front, stronger infrastructure FAI and still-resilient

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Review of markets over 2019

Review of markets over 2019

🕔15:02, 9.Jan 2020

Last Christmas, the markets gave investors a fright. This year, to save us from tears, the central banks gave us something special. Equity markets delivered fantastic returns in 2019. The MSCI World Index was up 28%, led by US equities

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A review of global markets and portfolio positioning in Q4

A review of global markets and portfolio positioning in Q4

🕔12:17, 9.Jan 2020

We review trends across markets and economies in Q4 2019, consider what they mean for our multi-asset portfolios and present a positioning update. All major risk asset classes enjoyed handsome quarterly returns in Q4 2019, particularly global equities, reflected by

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Quarterly markets review – Q4 2019

Quarterly markets review – Q4 2019

🕔13:06, 8.Jan 2020

A look back at markets in Q4 2019 when shares were supported by optimism over the prospects for a US-China trade deal. 

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Stocks In 2019: What A Difference One Year Makes

Stocks In 2019: What A Difference One Year Makes

🕔09:06, 8.Jan 2020

In 2018, earnings were growing at double-digit rates, while equity markets were trading down. In 2019, however, earnings stagnated, and equities rose substantially.  What a year! From today's point of view, market comments from one year ago are a fun

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STOXX Monthly Newsletter December 2019_Ready_AX_AS

STOXX Monthly Newsletter December 2019_Ready_AX_AS

🕔06:33, 8.Jan 2020

Key points Stocks rose for a fourth consecutive month in December, extending indices’ record-breaking rally this year, as the US and China struck an initial trade deal and reports pointed to a possible acceleration in the global economy. The STOXX®

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Investors’ Outlook – Lots of Treats Instead of Tricks

Investors’ Outlook – Lots of Treats Instead of Tricks

🕔17:45, 16.Dec 2019

October started out with a whole host of positive developments. The UK parliament compelled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the European Union to extend Brexit negotiations. The EU accepted the UK parliament’s request, thereby avoiding the possibility of

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Review of markets over November 2019

Review of markets over November 2019

🕔17:44, 16.Dec 2019

Equities continued to rally in November – a relatively consistent feature of markets in 2019, despite the multitude of geopolitical risks that investors have faced this year. The negotiations between the US and China on a ‘phase one’ trade deal

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Multi-Asset Solutions Weekly Strategy Report

Multi-Asset Solutions Weekly Strategy Report

🕔09:52, 16.Dec 2019

Optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal, and data releases suggesting recent global industrial weakness may have bottomed, lifted risk assets in November. Major government bond markets sold off, with Italian government bonds and emerging market (EM) local currency debt particularly

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Solid Tone to Risk Assets into Year End

Solid Tone to Risk Assets into Year End

🕔07:51, 13.Dec 2019

We believe global growth will remain moderate in 2020 (coming in around 3.25% for the year, essentially maintaining the current rate of annualized growth in 2019), thereby mitigating the imbalances and vulnerabilities (e.g., increasing inflation, sharp increases in commodity prices)

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