Looking beyond trade wars and Brexit
An adage of equity investing during a US presidential election cycle is 'avoid healthcare'.
Anticipated downturns should not weigh on long-term decisions
Prudence required to navigate choppy waters
Global equity markets' abrupt sell-off, a fortnight ago now, emphasised equity markets' fragility in the latter stages of a mature economic cycle.
Part of the June equity market rally was driven by growing investor expectation of a July rate cut in the US, which we believe is overdone.
Clouds of Brexit and trade wars still hang over investors
Equity markets are being driven by the fact that bond yields have collapsed.
Markets continue to climb the proverbial wall of worry and the S&P 500 index was back into record-setting mode in April.
Follows UK investors' heavy weighting towards UK assets
Political risks front and centre of economist's speech
Having spoken to numerous market participants, we discern a number of areas of current concern.
Investors are often drawn toward the 'next big thing' and the allure of rapid growth that comes along with it.
Current affairs, not debt, could be the main trigger
Fuelled by cheap QE money
Heading for biggest annual nominal losses since 2008
During 2017, investors enjoyed several positive surprises.
Offer meaningful upside
Economy to thrive despite global risks
Geopolitical tensions rear their head in a meaningful way at least once a year, as a number of concerns join forces to generate headlines.
Quantitative tightening a risk
Spike in fine wine markets
Once the stuff of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is fast becoming part of our day-to-day reality.