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16 July 2019
US economic data underlines case for rate cut, China recovery not yet on solid footing
Last week was an important one for US monetary policy. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell gave testimony to Congress where he effectively endorsed market expectations for an easing in monetary polic ...
12 July 2019
Yield not equal to return
Bonds have sold off a bit this week, but I believe that the bull market remains in place. Global monetary policy is about to be eased yet there are reasons to be relatively relaxed about the near-ter ...
09 July 2019
Diversity in Earnings Calls
In this note we analyse quarterly earnings calls for evidence of commitment to and progress in creating diversity.
08 July 2019
US employment data rebounds, Greece hits the polls while trade tensions emerge between Japan and South Korea
Last week’s US employment report eased concerns over a potentially imminent interruption to jobs’ growth, with June’s headline 224,000 expansion, unwinding May’s disappointing numbers.
05 July 2019
Here Comes the Summer
Bond returns are being driven by expectations of monetary easing and an unerring search for yield. The result is yields that are increasingly falling below policy interest rates. This may only revers ...
01 July 2019
US/China trade tensions ease; focus moves to Fed policy outlook and EU leadership
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping held meetings on the fringes of the G20 meeting in Osaka this weekend.
01 July 2019
A lifetime of gender inequality: What investors can do
Investors’ focus on diversity has principally centred on female representation in the board room. But in this research paper we study the dynamics of gender inequality throughout a woman’s entire wor ...
24 June 2019
G20 US/China talks – a potential juncture for the global economy
Last week President Donald Trump made an unprecedented intervention, following the European Central Bank’s monetary policy meeting, where he accused it of currency manipulation, as the value of the d ...
21 June 2019
Lower rates, no recession
Navigating through all the noise out there, it seems the most sensible expectation that investors should have is described by “lower rates but no recession”. Central banks were more dovish again this ...