Market views

05DEC 2017

Markets

Outlook 2018: Emerging markets debt relative

A solid global backdrop, improving fundamentals and relatively attractive income to drive continued, albeit more modest, gains in 2018 despite increased country divergence.

04DEC 2017

Markets

Outlook 2018: European equity income

As inflation returns investors will need a very different portfolio to the one that has served well over the past few years.

04DEC 2017

Markets

Outlook 2018: Japanese equities

The policy environment for Japanese companies looks favourable for the year ahead, although external risks remain.

04DEC 2017

Markets

Outlook 2018: European equities

We see scope for positive progress in 2018 as corporate profitability improves, inflation remains low and stock fundamentals become more important in driving share prices.

01DEC 2017

Markets

Outlook 2018: Multi-asset

We are focused on generating returns while the going is good, but also remain alert to any sign that the benign backdrop may be changing.

01DEC 2017

Markets

Outlook 2018: Multi-manager

It will be important to seek a margin of safety when investing in 2018 as high valuations are widespread and inescapable.

NOVEMBER

29NOV 2017

Markets

14 years of investment returns: history’s lesson for investors

Equities were the best performing asset class between 2004 and 2017, but it has been a rollercoaster ride. Diversification can help you smooth out those highs and lows.

22NOV 2017

Markets

Yield curve flattening: overdone or more to come?

Investors often fear a flattening of the US yield curve as it tends to suggest a lower growth environment ahead. But we think quantitative tightening will likely have an unprecedented impact on the US bond market, just as QE did.

02NOV 2017

Economics

Metals, bitcoin bubbles, consumers: eight market charts from October

We round-up eight charts that caught our eye in October, including soaring palladium and bitcoin prices, consumer spending, changing China and sentiment.