The theory of negative interest rates is straightforward, but the practice is not. What do negative rates mean for savers?
THE INVESTMENT OUTLOOK FOR 2019: MID-YEAR UPDATE
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.
As no-deal risk subsides, UK interest rates should move higher
Concerns remain heightened around both the spread and the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 virus. We assess the gamechangers to the situation over the past week, and what it would take to stabilise markets.
Last night a series of votes took place in the UK House of Commons. The purpose of the votes was to establish a potential way forward for the Brexit negotiations that could command the support of a majority of members of Parliament (MPs).
There has been significant progress in the Brexit negotiations in the last 48 hours. A withdrawal deal has been agreed between the UK and European Union (EU).
The results of the US midterm elections were largely in line with expectations, with one important wrinkle.
Two things we said we needed – fiscal stimulus from the US government and corporate bond purchases by the Federal Reserve (Fed) – have now happened. Does that mean it ‘s time to start buying corporate bonds and, if so, how far down the quality spectrum?
In January 2018, the performance of the US dollar significantly diverged from relative rate spreads. This divergent performance was unusual when viewed from a historical perspective, but has reoccurred again, albeit to a lesser extent, in recent weeks.