Few regions have experienced as bifurcated an economic landscape as Europe over the past decade.
After a terrible share price performance since the start of the year, Vodafone provided a more reassuring set of half year results last week.
Among an array of macro uncertainties, such as trade wars, protectionism, Brexit and political uncertainty, one of the principal reasons for spikes in equity market volatility this year has been liquidity. Central banks have provided unprecedented levels...
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Japanese stocks are about as cheap on a price to 12-month forward EPS ratio as they have been in many years and are cheaper than many of their global peers.
For many the Global Financial Crisis is a distant memory, having just seen the longest bull market in history. These extraordinary gains were achieved despite a difficult economic and political backdrop over the past decade. Recently the prospect of trade...
After the S&P 500 index's 10% rally from the beginning of May to the end of August in dollar terms, investors have begun to question whether further gains are possible by year end.
Is the longest post-war equity bull run coming to end? Perhaps not entirely but global stockmarkets are certainly showing signs of fragility in a number of sectors.
Fixed income investors could face a challenging end to the year, as the combination of shrinking central bank balance sheets and still solid growth data could be a headwind for bonds.
While surveys suggest the UK consumer is reasonably confident about their personal finances, we are less convinced.
The momentum behind infrastructure equities has slowed over the last 18 months, with concerns over interest rate rises and political factors seemingly undermining the investment case for the asset class.
Changing company culture
'Symbolic of a deeper Anglo-Sino economic relationship'
Expect government bond yields to rise
Recent revelations about Saudi Arabia's hand in the Jamal Khashoggi affair has marred what is an otherwise engrossing growth story, not just for the largest of the Gulf states, but for other countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
US Fed chairman, Jerome Powell, recently described the conventional approach to setting US interest rates as "navigating by the stars".
A new direction for Germany?
Ahead of mid-term elections
Avoiding freezing of US-China ties
Brexit fears at home and away
Complacency not an option in drive towards greater diversity
New Financial report into workplace diversity
Addressing confidence, pay and hiring issues
Over the past few months, we have become more positive on US Treasuries.
The Japanese equity market will resume its ascent, buoyed by favourable political conditions, strong and evolving corporate reforms and continued monetary easing by the Bank of Japan (BoJ).
During 2017, investors enjoyed several positive surprises.
Equity markets have seen a setback over the past couple of weeks, led by the US, and this has also hit the UK equity market.
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Evolution of the current business cycle a boon
Much has been written about the uncertainties hanging over UK equities, with some investors even labelling the UK as 'uninvestable'.
Unloved for a generation, Japan's equity markets are coming back into favour - and for good reason.
The consumer markets of China, India and Indonesia have grown at year-on-year rates of 5.9% to 9.5%.
Europe is full of secular growth trends including digitalisation, faster growth in emerging markets, consumer loyalty to premium brands and increased health awareness.
September's disastrous Salzburg summit brought the risk of a 'no-deal' Brexit into sharper relief.
Over the past quarter, infrastructure globally has endured some highs and lows, with the US, in particular, surging ahead and buoyed by strong economic growth while Europe has faced a series of challenges.
This has been the longest bull market on record. This late in the business cycle, we believe it is worth focusing in particular on the merits of investing in US defence stocks.
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Establishing differences between minority and majority investing
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Celebrating boutique and passive investing
Lessons from the global financial crisis
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