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Top five investment themes to watch for 2019

2019

How might 2019 shape up across the investment landscape? Here’s our countdown for the top five key issues to pay attention to.   Move over 2018   2018 was action packed and volatile with global equity markets, geopolitics and populism dominating the year. The result was that almost all asset classes, with the exceptions of

January 17, 2019 Categories: Brexit, Geopolitics, Investment Strategy
U.S. China ceasefire

U.S.-China ceasefire: Reasonable outcome for markets, brief respite for economies

How might the ceasefire on new tariffs between the U.S. and China impact markets and economies?   No new tariffs for three months   At the 2018 G-20 Buenos Aires summit that concluded last weekend in Argentina, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed not to impose any new tariffs for three

Dec 4, 2018 Categories: Geopolitics
2019 GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK

2018 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update

Do increasing political risks pose to a threat to global economic growth? See what our strategists’ views are for the third quarter of 2018 and beyond. View the full report.   Be alert: Trade-war and U.S. recession   The two key global market trends of early 2018 – U.S. growth leadership and the U.S. dollar

Uncertain times for Italian politics

Update: Uncertain times for Italian politics – recent developments and watch points

Editor’s note: This blog has been updated following the latest news. The breakdown of Italy’s proposed coalition government led to soaring Italian government bond yields and queries about what’s next for the eurozone’s third-largest economy. Today, Wouter Sturkenboom, Senior Investment Strategist, updates his views in light of recent developments.    Relief rally as new Italian

Jun 1, 2018 Categories: Geopolitics

Q2 Global Market Outlook – Shifting winds?

Is change in the wind for global investment markets and economies? See what our strategists’ views are for the second quarter of 2018 and beyond.   As we move deeper into the year, we see the potential for a change in the direction of the prevailing wind across global markets and economies. Why? Big U.S.

Fed wraps up 2017 with another rate hike

The U.S. Federal Reserve hiked interest rates today for the third time this year. See why we are projecting three more increases in 2018.   Widely anticipated – the Fed deliver another rate hike   The U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) delivered another rate hike today, raising its target policy rate by 25 basis points

Dec 13, 2017 Categories: Geopolitics, Market Updates

2018 Global Market Outlook: Running with the bulls

Will the global growth momentum of 2017 carry over into next year? Is there a risk of a pullback in the short term? See what our strategists’ views on global investment markets and economies are for the year ahead.   Could 2018 be a year of two halves?   As 2017 winds down, we see

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