This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors.
Japanese GDP for the fourth quarter fell by 6.3% annualised versus the previous quarter – below market expectations.
Canadian and Australian equities offer defensive, income-producing opportunities, and can help diversify exposure to larger stock markets such as those of the U.S. and Europe.
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.
US Economy Health Check chart book
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.
Last Christmas, the markets gave investors a fright. This year, to save us from tears, the central banks gave us something special.
A summary of the factors driving global markets over the last month.
The UK population are returning to the polls, in a bid to resolve the Brexit impasse. Abundant uncertainties about the election result argue against significant positioning in sterling assets in either direction.