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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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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:24, 4.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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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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Why we like credit

Why we like credit

🕔09:26, 16.Jul 2020

Weekly commentary We recently moved to a strategic overweight on credit after being underweight for the past year. Cheaper valuations compensated for the risk of corporate defaults and downgrades in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, in our view. We

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