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U.S. inflation picks up steam—Is a December rate hike likely?

Market Week in Review is a weekly market update on global investment news in a quick five-minute format. It gives you easy access to some of our top investment strategists. Our experts will keep you informed of key market events and provide you with an easy-to-understand outlook on the week ahead. This week, we are

November 20, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

Is a recession on the horizon?

In the first of our series showcasing the best of Russell Investments’ Annual Investment Summit, Andrew Pease presents his three potential market scenarios.   Wall of worry or slope of hope?   For the past year it feels that we’ve been climbing the wall of worry. Markets have had to overcome the Trump election; the

What’s behind the recent surge in oil prices?

Market Week in Review is a weekly market update on global investment news in a quick five-minute video format. It gives you easy access to some of our top investment strategists. Our experts will keep you informed of key market events and provide you with an easy-to-understand outlook on the week ahead. In the latest

Nov 13, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

UK Rate Hike, Trump’s Pick for Fed Chair and U.S. October Jobs Report

Market Week in Review is a weekly market update on global investment news in a quick five-minute video format. It gives you easy access to some of our top investment strategists. Our experts will keep you informed of key market events and provide you with an easy-to-understand outlook on the week ahead. In the latest

Nov 6, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

Bank of England rate hike: One and done

The Bank of England (BoE) has bitten the bullet and hiked the base rate from 0.25% to 0.5%, but in a dovish turn also provided forward guidance that outlines a very gradual path for future hikes. This was a close call with compelling arguments in favour and against. We are in the against camp and

Nov 2, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

ECB announces cuts to bond-buying program: Why did markets stay calm?

Market Week in Review is a weekly market update on global investment news in a quick five-minute video format. It gives you easy access to some of our top investment strategists. Our experts will keep you informed of key market events and provide you with an easy-to-understand outlook on the week ahead. Subscribe to receive

Oct 30, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

2017 Global Market Outlook Q4

It’s time for the final installment of our 2017 global market outlook: our forecast for the fourth quarter of the year. See our strategists’ views on global investment markets and economies. This quarter, they’ve looked specifically at momentum versus asymmetry.     A supportive environment   Since our Q3 update, equity markets have drifted higher,

Oct 3, 2017 Categories: Investment, Market Updates, Markets
Chinese A-Shares Attain Long-Awaited Milestone – MSCI EM Index

Chinese A-shares to be included in MSCI EM index

In June 2017, index provider MSCI announced that domestic China A-shares will be included in its flagship Emerging Markets (EM) index for the very first time. The move should lead to substantial inflows of global assets over time into the Chinese domestic equity market, enabling foreign investors to broaden their exposure to the transforming Chinese

Responsible Investing – why, what and the how

Responsible Investing – why, what and how?

Why is responsible investing a hot topic? What’s the difference between SRI and ESG? Can non-financial and financial goals co-exist? Russell Investments discuss the why, the what and the how of responsible investing.     Whether you’ve seen it referred to as SRI (socially responsible investing), ESG investing (environmental, social and governance) or just plain

Aug 24, 2017 Categories: Investment Strategy, Market Updates
Top 10 books to read this summer, 2017

Top 10 books to read this summer: 2017

Summer is here which means it’s time to rustle up a reading list. We asked our experts from across the globe to recommend their must-have books for the holiday season. Whether you want an old classic, a financial read or to delve into history – our experts at Russell Investments have got you covered.  

Aug 11, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

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