The most significant consideration for all investors in the US is the actions of its Federal Reserve.
At the start of 2019 there were three main reasons to be bearish.
Dovish Fed contributing to forecast
Could 'easily prove fatal'
Fund manager interview with the UK fixed income head
Fuelled by loose monetary policy, fixed income managers have had a tailwind for the past ten years.
Metal staged a comeback in Q4 2018
Change in tone since start of year
Geopolitical risk still an issue
The state of the current market
Started in October 2017
QE facilitated transfer of risk
As we begin 2019, there are several key risks facing global asset markets.
As 2019 gets underway, the macro environment is worsening.
Challenging times as QE era comes to an end
UK equities also unpopular
QT a big risk
US rates heading below 0%
Elections and oil prices among top talking points
Fell by $4trn since January 2018
The case for keeping bonds in porfolios
September 2017 lows
Is a recession on the horizon?