In a financial world where pundits continue writing their articles, blogs and analysis about an equity correction or a bond market crunch, would-be investors could be forgiven for keeping their cash in non-yielding bank accounts and accepting the eroding...
Beware the latter-day alchemists
VIX index at low levels
Growing political risk
Three key national elections
Pound has 'robust qualities'
Before you think of asking yourself which way emerging markets are going to go this year, stop, writes Tamsin Evans, head of multi-asset at River and Mercantile Asset Management.
Equities climbing 'wall of worry'
The election of Donald Trump as US President may mark a significant structural change in the post-crisis environment and a key turning point in markets.
Uncertainty about what Trump may do
While IMF global growth forecasts may have finally steadied after five consecutive semi-annual cuts, it is not to say that the global economy has stabilised and is set to normalise once again.
May be time to take profits
The outcome of the recent EU referendum in the UK created a lot of discussion around the positioning of multi-asset portfolios both pre- and post-23 June. The reality is that most long-term investors will have made very few, if any, adjustments, writes...
Investors' aversion to anything seen as 'risky' has driven down bond yields to levels which could actually suggest complacency with regards to the riskiness of many government bonds, writes Tony Finding, multi-asset manager at M&G Investments.
Diversification is key
Mark Robinson, chief investment officer of Bordier UK, takes a closer look at some of the pressure points and bright spots for global markets.
The UK has voted: Brexit it is. Even though the uncertainty around the vote result is behind us, a new road full of unknowns opens up, writes Florence Barjou, deputy head of active investment strategies and head of multi-asset investments at Lyxor Asset...
The crisis period from 11 February to just before the result of the EU referendum had stemmed from a vicious circle of contracting global liquidity (itself caused by a stronger US dollar and reduced monetary stimulus) and deteriorating global growth,...
In these testing times for the global economy, investors are looking for reassurance their dividends can, at the very least, be maintained, writes portfolio manager Mark Whitehead of the Securities Trust of Scotland (STS).
Many worry tech stocks are becoming pricey
Equities have continued to perform well in recent weeks, with emerging markets and commodity sectors leading the way, as oil and basic materials have continued to rally, writes Gareth Lewis, CIO of Tilney Bestinvest.
Before the credit boom, professional investors routinely allocated 10% or more of their portfolios to small-cap stocks, writes Andrew Morgan, portfolio manager at Walker Crips.
It is easy to get caught up in a campaign season, whether in the US, where the race for the White House is well underway, or in the UK, where the Brexit campaign is in full swing.
Correlations at elevated levels