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  • Will geopolitical tensions derail markets?
    Jun 27, 2018 8:00 am

    Will geopolitical tensions derail markets?

    Global equity markets had been bouncing back from early April’s lows as investors shifted their attention to the still relatively strong world growth outlook bolstered by favourable economic tailwinds such as the US corporate tax cut and rising...

  • Late-cycle investment strategies
    May 23, 2018 8:00 am

    Late-cycle investment strategies

    This month the ongoing US economic recovery became the second longest on record and, if the trend persists into late next year this one could be the lengthiest ever. Americans may have reason to celebrate but some investors are growing concerned...

  • Volatility: the new normal
    Apr 10, 2018 8:00 am

    Volatility: the new normal

    Markets were surprisingly calm in 2017 but now “The Times They Are A Changin’!”, in the words of the great American singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan. Last year, in fact, went down as the first one on record in which the S&P 500 stock index posted...

  • Fixed-income strategies
    Feb 20, 2018 8:00 am

    Fixed-income strategies

    America’s ballooning budget deficit, the winding down of central bank bond purchases and a recent whiff of inflation have conspired to push interest rates higher. Global bonds markets were relatively well behaved last year as rates marked time...

  • What’s ahead for the markets in 2018?
    Jan 3, 2018 8:00 am

    What’s ahead for the markets in 2018?

    Synchronised global growth, rising corporate profits and a surprisingly smooth path to US tax reform boosted stock markets around the world in 2017. Although potentially disruptive geopolitical events such as stalled Brexit negotiations, North...

  • Cheap stocks in an expensive market
    Nov 22, 2017 8:00 am

    Cheap stocks in an expensive market

    Broadly speaking, equity markets may appear somewhat stretched. The S&P 500 trades at about 22 times its last 12 months’ earnings versus an historical average of about 16.5. Indeed, the S&P has soared a remarkable 280 per cent since...

  • Riding out the storm
    Sep 19, 2017 8:00 am

    Riding out the storm

    First of all, my thoughts go out to all those who were directly or indirectly affected by this year’s hurricanes which swept across Texas, Florida and the Caribbean islands. My family in South Florida made it through okay although many in the...

  • Markets showing their resilience
    Jul 18, 2017 8:00 am

    Markets showing their resilience

    Persistently buoyant equity markets have confounded some investors who expected the political turmoil in Washington, falling oil prices, and increasingly hawkish central banks around the world to take a greater toll on securities prices. What may...

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