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Macro insights

16 July 2019

US economic data underlines case for rate cut, China recovery not yet on solid footing

Last week was an important one for US monetary policy. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell gave testimony to Congress where he effectively endorsed market expectations for an easing in monetary polic ...

Iggo's insight

12 July 2019

Yield not equal to return

Bonds have sold off a bit this week, but I believe that the bull market remains in place. Global monetary policy is about to be eased yet there are reasons to be relatively relaxed about the near-ter ...

MAI views

12 July 2019

Coping with financial market volatility: Lump sum versus regular investing tactics

Despite concerns over slowing global growth, the ongoing trade war and the prolonged uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations, the first half of 2019 has been relatively kind to investors. Having ...

Fixed income

12 July 2019

Q2 2019: Lower rates, slower growth

With trade tensions being the largest threat to the macro outlook, investors are looking to central banks to provide support. So far, central banks have indicated their willingness to provide easier ...

Macrocast

12 July 2019

The Fed’s pre-emption function

Jay Powell chose to accentuate the negatives at his House Committee hearing. He downplayed the strength in the latest US GDP print and focused on the slowdown in business investment.

Rosenberg equities

09 July 2019

Diversity in Earnings Calls

In this note we analyse quarterly earnings calls for evidence of commitment to and progress in creating diversity.

Macro insights

08 July 2019

US employment data rebounds, Greece hits the polls while trade tensions emerge between Japan and South Korea

Last week’s US employment report eased concerns over a potentially imminent interruption to jobs’ growth, with June’s headline 224,000 expansion, unwinding May’s disappointing numbers.

Macrocast

05 July 2019

Changing of the Guard

Although the G20 meeting brought a much-expected truce between China and the US, the lack of resolution on trade leaves us on the grumpy side, while the data flow continues to hesitate between medioc ...

Iggo's insight

05 July 2019

Here Comes the Summer

Bond returns are being driven by expectations of monetary easing and an unerring search for yield. The result is yields that are increasingly falling below policy interest rates. This may only revers ...

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