This week, our chart focuses on the recent decline in oil prices and the impact on financial markets.
There is broad agreement in the investment community that the steep slide in oil prices will serve to support world growth through a number of channels.
Sector-neutral, low-risk equity strategies can efficiently generate alpha while reducing exposure to defensive sectors and thus the interest rate exposure
The recent reform of fuel subsidies by the new government in Indonesia and a policy rate hike by Bank Indonesia should help boost GDP growth.
Nearly two and a half years after European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi gave his famous “whatever it takes” speech, markets are still waiting for him to “show us the money”.
The global mean temperature is 0.8°C higher today than in pre-industrial times. The impacts on weather, water and sea level will continue to increase in severity as the global temperature rises.
November 2014 saw a number of significant economic events in Japan. As the repercussions of what is happening in Japan are likely to have consequences in financial markets around the globe we provide here a short overview of these events and our interpretation of them.
On 21 November 2014,The PBoC took markets by surprise by announcing a cut in the 1-year benchmark lending rate and the 1-year benchmark deposit rate, while raising the deposit rate ceiling
The recent US and China climate change accord spells opportunity and risk, but should give more oomph to the UN talks towards a global climate deal in Paris.
The World Bank this week published a report on impact of climate change which suggests dramatic consequences if more is not done to slow global warming.
On the 28-29 October, the FOMC held their monthly meeting. Steven Friedman reviews the FOMC minutes.
The Great Financial Crisis has shone a light on the value of flexible portfolio management, which is capable of dynamically adjusting itself to the twists and turns of the market cycle.
Japan’s leader has called snap elections in a bid to give his Abenomics push for growth fresh momentum, but markets have greeted the gambit with caution
The start of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, known as the through-train to equity investing in China, holds numerous opportunities for early adapters
How convertible bonds fit into an investor’s asset allocation, and the characteristics they share with straight bonds and equities.
This time around, our Charts of the Week focus on the decline in real interest rates, which have this year reached remarkably low levels. It’s a trend that naturally begs the question “why?”
The Bank of Japan stepped up to the plate and unexpectedly raised its pro-growth and pro-inflation asset buying, boosting local stocks and sapping the yen.
What is the FOMC view on the US outlook? Its concern over downside inflation risks is limited. Dollar gains and cheaper commodities allow it to be patient in raising rates