November’s multi-asset chart of the month highlights how a global shortage of US dollars could be reversing. This could signal the beginning of a weak phase for the currency.
In his Congress appearance, Federal Reserve (Fed) chair Jerome Powell set the stage for a US rate cut later this month. We expect more to come this year.
Low interest rates will limit the ability of central banks to cut rates further if the economy turns pear-shaped. We examine the other options available in developed markets.
Economic and Strategy Viewpoint
In this month's Viewpoint we discuss the outlook for US interest rates as well as the policy options available to central banks in the event of a global slowdown.
Leveraged loans have bounced back from a difficult end to 2018, but numerous risks remain. Investors who haven’t already reconsidered their positioning have a rare second opportunity to do so.
Although the US Federal Reserve kept rates unchanged this month, the direction of travel is towards easier policy. Whether this will be enough to restore corporate confidence and spending may depend as much on the president as the Fed.