Another week of dovish central bank rhetoric suggests that rate cuts are a near certainty in the US and Europe. Will easier monetary policy fulfil its objective of preventing recession, and what will be the implications for currency markets?
Global markets and multi-asset portfolios
The theory of negative interest rates is straightforward, but the practice is not. What do negative rates mean for savers?
A relatively benign G20 summit and expectations for easier financial conditions ahead have boosted demand for emerging market debt. However, areas of value can still be found.
The year started with global macro data and quantitative valuations moving in opposite directions. Can this trend continue, or will one side give way?
With Mexico the latest target of Washington’s tariff tactics, trade tensions are clearly escalating, not subsiding. Could this be the final straw to push the Federal Reserve to cut rates?
Market Bulletin Fed December 2018
This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors.
China’s monetary and fiscal efforts to manoeuvre a soft landing and cope with pressure from increased trade tensions are beginning to pay off. What are the broader implications?