Global equity markets are closing in on the tenth anniversary of the global financial crisis.
Fed cutting down on bond purchases
Navigating a volatile market
How have they performed this summer?
We expect the Federal Reserve to maintain its gradual tightening as the US economy extends its growth phase, with short-term rates likely to rise at least three more times to reach 2.5% by next year.
Geopolitical tensions rear their head in a meaningful way at least once a year, as a number of concerns join forces to generate headlines.
Focus on monetary policy not politics
Growing cost for European investors
Gold prices set to soar
Rate rises will be slower than predicted
'He has done more than people expected'
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'Protectionist wave' big risk
Investment Week editor Katrina Lloyd talks to Jim Leaviss, head of fixed interest for M&G's mutual fund range, about issues including bond liquidity, the impact of quantitative tightening and global trade wars.
This year has seen the return of market volatility, with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX, the 'Fear Index') having averaged 16 for the year so far.
Assessing impact of recent rate hike
Latest investment outlook
We are cautiously optimistic about emerging market (EM) equities this year. Valuations are reasonable and risks look to be largely contained.
Favourable on US and commodities
Is it an effective tool?
Global equities have delivered ample volatility, but very little return for investors so far this year.