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Net zero commitments are hitting the headlines

Net zero commitments are hitting the headlines

🕔16:30, 5.May 2021

The Weekly Brief: Net zero commitments are hitting the headlines, following President Biden’s recent pledge to cut US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in half by 2030. In total, 58 countries, representing 54% of global GHG emissions, have now communicated a

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Podcast: Why invest in inclusive growth?

Podcast: Why invest in inclusive growth?

🕔10:31, 4.May 2021

Market weekly: Being open to an inclusive growth approach goes hand in hand with a focus on long-term performance and contributes to a better climate for doing business and investment. As investment specialist Ramon Esteruelas and ESG research analyst Delphine

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Calm after a storm.

Calm after a storm.

🕔15:28, 16.Apr 2021

There has been a degree more stability or calm in core government markets over the last couple of weeks. This comes after a very difficult start to the year, especially in the US.

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Commodities rewired

Commodities rewired

🕔14:03, 15.Apr 2021

Oil and industrial metals have rallied since late-2020 on expectations for a swift economic restart, sparking talk of a new commodity “supercycle.” We see a more nuanced outlook – with a divergence across different commodities. The lift for oil from the economic restart is likely to be transitory, while some metals may benefit …

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Markets rally on strong data

Markets rally on strong data

🕔11:38, 12.Apr 2021

Strong economic data over the last week in the US, Europe and Asia appears to be confirming the perception among investors that a cyclical recovery is well established. As a result, valuations of risk assets have risen on the view that the pandemic will be overcome this year.

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Reflation trade on hold

Reflation trade on hold

🕔10:52, 6.Apr 2021

Valuations of risk assets have marked a pause in the face of a number of headwinds. In our view, valuations remain underpinned by ample central bank liquidity and the prospect, in the US, of further fiscal stimulus.

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A pause in the rise

A pause in the rise

🕔12:54, 30.Mar 2021

The sell-off in US Treasury bonds reversed over the last week with the 10-year bond yield dropping from its intraday high of 1.75% on 18 March. The decline was driven principally by falling real yields as inflation expectations were mostly stable. There was also a reversal in the recent outperformance of value stocks relative to growth stocks.

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A lot of questions, not many answers

A lot of questions, not many answers

🕔10:45, 23.Mar 2021

Bad news on the health front; volatile economic data; hopes that the US national 4th of July holiday can be celebrated with a BBQ; and further lockdowns, in place or imminent, in Europe. This odd concoction on the anniversary of the Great Lockdown did not keep …

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Back to work

Back to work

🕔14:48, 19.Mar 2021

As mentioned previously, this trend was borne out of rising inflation expectations and augmented by a nudge higher in real rates. If this latter rate is the key discount rate for risk markets such as equities, it helps explains why this market has been …

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Distinguishing between short and long-term issues

Distinguishing between short and long-term issues

🕔11:50, 16.Mar 2021

Distinguishing between short and long-term issues Weekly investment update Keeping a weekly column like this one going brings home the sense of immediacy that frequently grips financial markets and that can fuel short-term spikes or dips as we have seen

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Downgrading government bonds

Downgrading government bonds

🕔16:28, 25.Feb 2021

Downgrading government bonds  Weekly commentary We broaden our tactical pro-risk stance in light of major developments since the publication of our 2021 outlook in December: the vaccine rollout and up to $2.8 trillion of additional U.S. fiscal spending this year.

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Reflating a bubble

Reflating a bubble

🕔11:18, 19.Feb 2021

It was Presidents Day in the US on 15 February and we imagine ex-President Trump will be celebrating more than most after being acquitted in his second impeachment vote. There was, however, less to celebrate in government bond land.

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Student Debt: From Forbearance to Forgiveness

Student Debt: From Forbearance to Forgiveness

🕔12:35, 18.Feb 2021

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” This time-tested maxim can work well for finding a path out of personal debt. Small behavioral changes can allow people to stop running up credit accounts and start paying them down. But when the “hole” represents …

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Welcome back Ms Yellen!

Welcome back Ms Yellen!

🕔15:48, 26.Jan 2021

Recent news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been worrying, with more contagious strains of the virus spreading internationally, rising contamination rates, and healthcare systems on the verge of being overwhelmed, particularly in the UK and the US.

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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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The Weekly Brief

The Weekly Brief

🕔08:07, 16.Dec 2020

Monetary and fiscal coordination has supported economic activity in 2020. As we discuss in our Investment Outlook 2021: Bridge over troubled waters, governments and central banks have proved pivotal in helping economies to bridge the gap caused by the virus.

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Dollar Depreciation Helps CTAs

Dollar Depreciation Helps CTAs

🕔11:30, 30.Nov 2020

The Weekly Brief Since the U.S. presidential election on November 3 th, the USD has started a descent that may have legs under the new administration. The easing of trade tensions and an accommodative policy mix could put additional pressure

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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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Stocks are likely to remain in a trading range for now

Stocks are likely to remain in a trading range for now

🕔11:11, 31.Oct 2020

Weekly Investment Commentary Stocks snapped a three-week winning streak last week, with the S&P 500 Index dropping 0.5%. The U.S. elections continued to dominate the headlines, with polls showing an increasing likelihood of a Biden victory and Democratic sweep of

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Stocks are likely to remain in a trading range for now

Stocks are likely to remain in a trading range for now

🕔07:50, 30.Oct 2020

Weekly Investment Commentary Stocks snapped a three-week winning streak last week, with the S&P 500 Index dropping 0.5%. The U.S. elections continued to dominate the headlines, with polls showing an increasing likelihood of a Biden victory and Democratic sweep of

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The Consequences Of Closed Borders

The Consequences Of Closed Borders

🕔09:48, 28.Oct 2020

Weekly Economic Commentary Eleven years ago, I had the pleasure of witnessing my wife’s naturalization ceremony. The presiding judge opened with a memorable comment: “Swearing in new citizens is the only time everyone leaves the courtroom happy.” Everyone present nodded.

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Carbon neutrality is achievable by 2050 (Podcast)

Carbon neutrality is achievable by 2050 (Podcast)

🕔08:30, 21.Oct 2020

Market Weekly The EU’s new targets for emissions reductions are realistic and achievable and should lift the price of CO2, encouraging more emitters to switch to doing business in a more environmentally friendly way. In this podcast, chief sustainability strategist

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Our thoughts on the rally in momentum stocks

Our thoughts on the rally in momentum stocks

🕔11:29, 20.Oct 2020

The weekly brief Momentum is a strategy which buys stocks trending higher and sells stocks on a downtrend within an index. It is systematic and has no considerations for earnings, valuation, or other fundamental metrics such as dividends. Historically, it

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Weekly Market Recap – 19 October 2020

Weekly Market Recap – 19 October 2020

🕔09:41, 20.Oct 2020

Summary for the week ending on Friday, 16 October  Following the lack of progress in stimulus negotiations over the previous weekend, the prospects of passing a relief package before the election seemed to dim further last week. On Tuesday, Republican

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U.S. election through a sectoral lens

U.S. election through a sectoral lens

🕔14:57, 16.Oct 2020

Weekly commentary The potential outcomes of the November U.S. election could have starkly different policy ramifications, as we argued last week. What will this mean for equity markets? We believe simplistic narratives about the overall market direction are best avoided

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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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Weekly Market Recap – 12 october 2020

Weekly Market Recap – 12 october 2020

🕔09:50, 13.Oct 2020

Wall Street kept a close eye on on-again, off-again negotiations over a new coronavirus relief package. Shares rose Monday after reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had spoken by phone and were prepared to exchange

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Curing What Ails U.S. Healthcare

Curing What Ails U.S. Healthcare

🕔14:38, 8.Oct 2020

Weekly Economic Commentary IN THIS ISSUE: Curing What Ails U.S. Healthcare Child Care Is A Global Economic Issue When It Comes To The U.S. National Debt, History Will Not Repeat No one can avoid the doctor’s office forever. Whether for

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Still waiting for the US cavalry

Still waiting for the US cavalry

🕔15:00, 7.Oct 2020

The Payroll data for September confirmed that the recovery of the US labour market is stalling. The fact that employment failed to grow outside the hospitality sector suggests the difficulties go well beyond the direct impact of Covid-fighting restrictions. Labour

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Weekly Market Recap – 5 October 2020

Weekly Market Recap – 5 October 2020

🕔09:13, 6.Oct 2020

Multi-Asset Solutions EMEA Summary for the week ending on Friday, 2 October  The political environment seemed to play a large role in driving sentiment last week. Investors kept a close eye on conflicting signals on stimulus negotiations between Treasury Secretary

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:24, 29.Sep 2020

Multi-Asset Solutions EMEA Summary for the week ending on Friday, 25 September  Last week began on a down note, with the renewed rise in coronavirus cases in Europe and several other concerns weighing on sentiment. Prospects for Democrats and Republicans

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Greater inflation risks ahead

Greater inflation risks ahead

🕔09:38, 23.Sep 2020

Weekly commentary We see a higher inflation regime in the medium term after a decade of inflation persistently undershooting central bank targets. Three new forces are at play: rising global production cost, new central bank policy frameworks that allow for …

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔13:05, 22.Sep 2020

Last week started off on a strong note, helped by news on Monday of Gilead Sciences’ USD 21 billion acquisition of Immunomedics and chipmaker Nvidia’s USD 40 billion purchase of ARM Holdings. Software giant Oracle reported on …

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Stock prices slip, although sentiment remains positive

Stock prices slip, although sentiment remains positive

🕔09:26, 18.Sep 2020

For the first time in nearly five months, U.S. equities experienced back-toback weekly losses, with the S&P 500 Index declining 2.5%.1 The weakness was due to overbought conditions (especially in technology) plus mounting skepticism over prospects for another fiscal stimulus

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Why we stay moderately pro-risk

Why we stay moderately pro-risk

🕔13:01, 15.Sep 2020

Weekly commentary The broad macro backdrop has been improving, risk assets have rallied a long way, and increasing market volatility points to risks that investors will need to navigate as the U.S. presidential election draws closer. All this leaves us …

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:09, 15.Sep 2020

The continuing lack of progress in Congress on a new stimulus package seemed to be weighing on sentiment, with investors particularly worried about the building financial pressures on states and municipalities. On Thursday, Republicans brought …

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Changing credit views amid volatility

Changing credit views amid volatility

🕔08:03, 9.Sep 2020

Weekly commentary Markets have rallied sharply from their virus lows, driven by the policy revolution and economic restart. Tighter valuations increase the risk of volatility, particularly ahead of divisive U.S. elections. Last week’s equity selloff illustrates this. Against …

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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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Strategic views for a post-Covid world

Strategic views for a post-Covid world

🕔12:51, 26.Aug 2020

Weekly commentary The pandemic has sped up key structural trends and triggered substantial market swings, precipitating an urgent need to rethink strategic asset allocations. Among …

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:41, 18.Aug 2020

Last week’s trading was typical of late summer, with catalysts for the market's moves remaining harder to identify than usual. The downward trend in new coronavirus cases seemed to support sentiment early in the week, although the number of daily

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What was read best in July on OpinioPro.com?

What was read best in July on OpinioPro.com?

🕔17:00, 13.Aug 2020

July 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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Implications of a weaker dollar

Implications of a weaker dollar

🕔15:12, 12.Aug 2020

Weekly commentary A prolonged period of U.S. dollar gains has reversed abruptly. The policy revolution to cushion the pandemic’s blow is a key driver, as it has eroded the dollar’s interest rate advantage and helped lift risk appetite off its

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔09:41, 12.Aug 2020

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 part in

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Stocks approach new highs as risks remain elevated

Stocks approach new highs as risks remain elevated

🕔08:00, 12.Aug 2020

Weekly Investment Commentary U.S. equities rallied again last week, with the S&P 500 Index climbing 2.5% as it approached a new all-time high.1 Economic data continued to come in ahead of expectations and corporate earnings results have not been quite

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Focusing on factors

Focusing on factors

🕔13:14, 10.Aug 2020

Weekly commentary Corporate earnings estimates look to be troughing as economies reopen with fits and starts. We have increased our overweight in the quality factor because we see it as most resilient to the dynamics of a choppy activity restart,

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China, Gold and Supertrends – Our Top Five of week #32

China, Gold and Supertrends – Our Top Five of week #32

🕔11:04, 8.Aug 2020

#32 The temperature in the Netherlands is going to be very high coming weekend. Therefore, please find our Top Five of week #32 right here, so you have something to read while drinking something cool! The monthly Global Investment Views

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Economy interrupted

Economy interrupted

🕔15:15, 6.Aug 2020

Macro / government bonds Core government bonds performed reasonably well last week with yields lower in most places. Backward looking economic news pointed to the interruption of economic activity between March and June. Data in the US (see chart of

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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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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔12:59, 5.Aug 2020

Summary for the week ending on Friday, 30 July  Last week’s corporate earnings reports demonstrated that some major companies are benefiting from the pandemic’s impact on consumer patterns. This was on clear display Thursday evening, when Facebook, Amazon.com, Apple and

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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

🕔11:06, 5.Aug 2020

– De coronapandemie heeft de Amerikaanse economie met 32,9% doen krimpen kwartaal-op-kwartaal (op jaarbasis). – Het Amerikaanse Congres is het nog niet eens geraakt over steunmaatregelen voor het coronavirus, ter …

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