Last Christmas, the markets gave investors a fright. This year, to save us from tears, the central banks gave us something special.
Mario Draghi reacted to the increased economic risks to the economic outlook with a bold package of monetary easing measures.
The US recovery is now the longest on record. Nobody knows exactly how much longer this expansion will last.
This is close to being the longest economic expansion on record. Nobody knows exactly when it will end, so it’s worth considering what investments could rise in value when equities and other risk assets fall during the next downturn.
Seeking income in a low rate environment has seen investors search for yield in riskier assets. While the risk associated with higher yielding investments can’t be eliminated, we look at three ways in which that risk can be reduced.