2016 and before
Quarterly markets review - Q3 2016
- It was a generally positive quarter for markets and volatility across equities and fixed income was markedly lower compared to recent quarters.
- US equities advanced and expectations rose that the Federal Reserve (Fed) would increase rates again before the end of 2016.
- Eurozone equities made gains with economically sensitive sectors such as information technology and consumer discretionary outperforming.
- UK equities moved higher against a more stable domestic political backdrop following the EU referendum vote. The Bank of England launched a series of monetary easing measures.
- Japanese stocks were supported as the government released details of a fiscal spending package designed to run alongside the Bank of Japan’s continuing aggressive monetary policy.
- Emerging market equities delivered strong returns as investors focused on high yielding assets. Among the equity markets to benefit most from the yield-seeking trend were Brazil, Russia and South Africa.
- In bond markets, the 10-year Treasury yield climbed over the period while gilt yields fell. Global corporate bonds performed strongly.
- How Europe's tech sector is hiding in plain sight
- Ahmet Feridun: Monday markets - the week ahead on 20 January
- Janet Mui: weekly economic update 17 January
- Infographic: Sustainability Report Q4 2019
- Caspar Rock: Monday markets - the week ahead on 13 January