A summary of the factors driving global markets over the last month.
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.
At the latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) press conference, Governor Carney noted that businesses are taking a very cautious approach right now because of the uncertainty around the outcome of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
The Fed: Raising rates and uncertainty
The Chancellor pointed out at the beginning of this budget that a new budget could be required in the spring if a Brexit deal is not reached.
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.