Combining the broadest possible range of assets can help income-hungry investors take advantage of the merits of diversification and optimise the risk-return mix within their portfolio.
With a phase one deal between the US and China now signed, market participants are watching economic data very closely to gauge the impact of the truce.
Risks assets have delivered very strong performance in recent months, notwithstanding last week’s volatility. At the same time, global bonds have not meaningfully sold off in this otherwise risk-on environment.
This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors.
This should be a supportive environment for emerging market (EM) currencies, as we highlighted in our most recent investment quarterly. A slow start to the year does not alter our positive view.
Accommodative central banks and strong investor demand continue to support global fixed income. How long can this positive environment endure and what could trigger a reversal in sentiment?
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Our Market Insight teamtake a look at the political event of 2020 and how the US election may affect financial markets and what could it mean for all of us.
We expect another positive year for emerging market debt in 2020, with base case expectations of about 8% returns for emerging market hard currency, and 11% for emerging market local currency.
Rising tension between the US and Iran has become the first focal point for markets in 2020. Do the latest developments alter the macro outlook and how are markets pricing geopolitical risk?