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Economics

23OCT 2019

Is the US heading for recession in 2020?

We look at what bond and labour markets are signalling about the prospects for the US economy next year.

2019

SEPTEMBER

17SEP 2019

Markets

Fallen angels: why passive investors may face greater risks

Passive corporate bond investors could face significant losses when the next economic downturn hits. Active managers, however, have more flexibility and should be able to manage these risks more efficiently.

12SEP 2019

Markets

The surprising diversity of bond markets

The extent of the diversity of global fixed income markets, and the scope for achieving strong returns while managing risk, may be underappreciated by investors.

11SEP 2019

Markets

How diversified is your portfolio?

With mainstream asset classes increasingly correlated over the last decade, investors may be overlooking the benefits of liquid alternatives.

04SEP 2019

Markets

Six reasons why it can make sense to buy a bond with a negative yield

Investing in a negative yielding bond effectively locks in a loss, but can still be a rational thing to do. Here we look at six reasons why.

AUGUST

15AUG 2019

Markets

Why USD corporate bonds are set to attract international investors

The falling costs of hedging mean international investors could be more attracted to US dollar corporate bonds.

07AUG 2019

Markets

Should municipal bonds be a core holding for ESG investors?

Investors on the lookout for ways to invest more responsibly may have overlooked the ESG characteristics inherent in many municipal bonds.

06AUG 2019

Markets

Monthly markets review - July 2019

A look back at markets in July when shares made a modest advance and all eyes were on the Federal Reserve meeting at the end of the month.