Will QE and helicopter money do more harm than good?
Calls for helicopter money
As the coronavirus spread peaks, persistence and penetration are at this point uncertain.
In a world of slow yet steady, non-inflationary economic growth, interest rates are likely to remain at relatively low levels over the medium term.
Equities, bonds, gold, even Bitcoin, along with a range of other assets, have chalked up big gains since the US Federal Reserve made a sharp policy U-turn by cutting interest rates in response to slowing economy last autumn
2019 saw strong positive total returns across nearly all asset classes.
'Train is not going off the tracks'
Return of big banks and the end of austerity?
Key themes to generate much-needed growth
What does Christine Lagarde, as ECB president, need to do to tackle Europe's stagnant growth? (Part I)
The Big Question on the central bank's newly appointed head
Top 10% hold 70% of overall US wealth
The major boost to global equity markets this year has been the 180-degree policy U-turn by the Federal Reserve, from tightening to loosening interest rates, and from quantitative tightening to the renewed provision of liquidity to financial markets....
Who will be the winners and the losers?
China has risen fast and accomplished much in 70 years of the People's Republic, but nothing rises smoothly.
Central banks to keep borrowing costs low
Investment Conundrums: Aegon's Van den Heuvel on why 'Janus-faced' economic outlook means equity upside is limited
Having a diversified portfolio could soften blows in volatile market
What happens when inflation risk increases?
Need for diverse portfolio return drivers
The policies and programmes that could protect a worldwide plunge
Value soars over one year to $1,532.45
In the developed world, inflation expectation is noise
Entering a 'monetary policy arms race'
Given the constant focus on what might cause equities to fall and whether now is the right time to invest, it is helpful to remember equities as an asset class have historically been more likely to deliver positive returns in any given 12-month period...