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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.
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.
We emerged with a cautious near-term view from our latest quarterly strategy meeting in early September. In our base case scenario, the global economy is expected to narrowly avoid recession and continue to grow, albeit much more slowly.
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.
The authors discuss sustainable investing, highlighting why there is not trade-off between a focus on sustainability and the maximisation of profit.