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23 January 2020
Multi-Asset Investments views – February 2020 – The market is climbing a wall of worry
We continue to overweight equities as positive developments (Central banks easing, Phase 1 Trade Deal signature, Brexit ) release some pressure and should allow global growth to navigate a soft landi ...
22 January 2020
January Investment Strategy - Reining in animal spirits
The world economy is breathing better but is not ready for a sprint.
20 January 2020
The delicate art of ghostbusting
The ghosts in the machine: zombie firms, unable to cover their debt servicing costs with their current earnings, can significantly deplete potential growth.
17 January 2020
It’s been a very solid start to the year. The “risk” dial has been turned down and investors seem happy to be in the momentum trade. The Q4 earnings season is underway and the optimists will point to ...
16 January 2020
Bank of England signals January rate cut
• Five members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee have expressed dovish caution recently, suggesting a near-term easing would be appropriate if economic conditions weaken.
15 January 2020
US-China: A silver lining in a strained relationship
A sudden rise in tensions has cast a dark shadow over Sino-US relations. While the trade war has been the most eye-catching instance, increased “decoupling” has also occurred in areas of technology, ...
13 January 2020
Previewing the Strategy Review
The global dataflow is not changing much, between still struggling manufacturing and resilient services. But at least the balance of risk has improved since the central banks’ latest stimulus. They h ...
10 January 2020
Growth better, returns maybe not
Lower global interest rates and renewed central bank balance sheet growth helped deliver great returns across bonds and equities in 2019.
06 January 2020
New year, old issues
US elections: middle-class hunting is conducive to fiscal adventures.