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17 January 2020

Cautiously Optimistic

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 ...

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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.

Iggo's insight

13 December 2019

Into the roaring 20s?

Together with today’s decisive UK Election result and better prospects for a trade deal between the US and China, it’s a risk-on end to the year. It’s hard to believe that the global economy continue ...

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06 December 2019

A view from the markets – UK set for stability

Politics will remain a key driver of market volatility in the coming year given a new UK government, the US election and potential political change in Germany. Yet beyond these events, the medium-ter ...

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29 November 2019

A view from the markets – Taking the temperature

The consensus expectation is for flat line growth in the major economies. Investor expectation is that, short term, things get better.

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08 November 2019

A very British bounce?

There are potential opportunities in UK equities. However, these are dependent on the post-election and post-Brexit environment.

Iggo's insight

01 November 2019

Boom, bust or blah!

The end-cycle slowdown could still end up in a recession in the next year or so. But it would be an odd one. Real rates never got anywhere near as high as before previous recessions in the US and the ...

Iggo's insight

11 October 2019

Changes

Markets have performed well this year despite all the uncertainties. A clearing of some of those is possible in the weeks ahead (possible I said, not probable). If that does happen, risk is likely to ...

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27 September 2019

Default is Credit

The strong performance from credit markets this year receives limited attention. However, the reality is that default risk remains very low and credit risk premiums generally compensate investors for ...