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Investment Insights Q2 2020
Our lives have been turned upside down by the coronavirus crisis, which is having a profound impact on the global economy and financial marke
Update on market volatility: Covid-19 remains key
A plunge in oil prices has sent markets reeling, but the epidemic is still the main concern.
Unlearning what you think you know about government budgets
Government budget balances are misunderstood. By politicians — sometimes wilfully — and even by some economists. So it’s no wonder then, if they’re misunderstood by the public.
Is the winter of austerity ending?
Global markets have been focusing on US rate cuts over the past few months.
Investment Insights Q1 2020
The UK’s first December general election in nearly 100 years punctuated an eventful year for politics and the economy.
Investment Update Q3 2018
Clearing the hurdles
How diversification can help returns through all conditions
Ten-year gilt yields rose steadily in the first two months of 2018 to a high of more than 1.6% (figure 6).
Investment Insights Q2 2018
The threat of higher inflation and rising interest rates spooked global stock markets in February and pushed up government bond yields. We expect the trend of rising yields to persist and be a dominant investment theme over the coming year, with implications for equities.
Asian equities continue to offer opportunities for stock pickers
Emerging markets (EMs) threw a ‘taper tantrum’ in 2013 when the US Federal Reserve (Fed) mentioned the idea of gradually reducing its quantit