Oct 8, 2020 8:00 am
Global activity as measured by home sales, industrial production and aggregate employment levels showed further signs of improvement over the third quarter.
Near-term sequential progress continued to rise as coronavirus-related...
Aug 25, 2020 8:00 am
This year’s powerful summer rally came on the back of an unprecedented surge in monetary policy support along with better-than-expected economic data. While the nascent economic resurgence has not been record-breaking, overall results continue to...
Jul 13, 2020 11:02 am
Due largely to unprecedented government stimulus programmes, global markets recovered strongly in the second quarter. The S&P 500 gained 20.54 per cent while the MSCI World Index recovered 19.57 per cent, marking the best quarterly...
Jun 29, 2020 8:00 am
This year’s bipolar market swings have been exceeded only by the wild price action during the Great Financial Crisis in 2008 and the beginning of Great Depression in 1929. Stock markets around the globe tumbled dramatically in late February and...
May 5, 2020 8:00 am
With the worst of The Great Lockdown (TGL) market crash likely behind us, investors should prepare for the next phase of the pandemic era — a reopening of the world economy.
Looking back, this year’s market action has been epic. The...
Mar 18, 2020 8:00 am
History was made this month with the black swan event of a Covid-19 virus outbreak, a collapse in oil prices follow by massive government and private sector responses to a novel threat on human lives.
Equity markets have now plunged about...
Feb 26, 2020 8:00 am
Despite this week’s dramatic decline in the major stock indices, markets remain within 5 per cent of their all-time highs. Now, as the long running bull market in stocks approaches 11 years some investors may be wondering what to do next. Should...
Jan 7, 2020 8:00 am
Investors had a lot to like about 2019. Across the globe, equities, bonds, commodities, high-yield fixed income and precious metals markets all responded positively to the siren call of lower interest rates and increasingly accommodative global...
Nov 29, 2019 8:00 am
Central banks around the world have been exceptionally supportive of the financial markets this year. Despite lacklustre profit growth, so-called “easy money” has been pushing global stock markets to new highs almost weekly while handing bond...
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