334 insights found

Iggo's insight

19 July 2019

Holidays in the sun

President Trump appears to want much lower rates and a weaker dollar. Those views are political. If we were to get them, then US inflation risk premiums could rise.

Macro insights

16 July 2019

US economic data underlines case for rate cut, China recovery not yet on solid footing

Last week was an important one for US monetary policy. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell gave testimony to Congress where he effectively endorsed market expectations for an easing in monetary polic ...

Iggo's insight

12 July 2019

Yield not equal to return

Bonds have sold off a bit this week, but I believe that the bull market remains in place. Global monetary policy is about to be eased yet there are reasons to be relatively relaxed about the near-ter ...

Rosenberg equities

09 July 2019

Diversity in Earnings Calls

In this note we analyse quarterly earnings calls for evidence of commitment to and progress in creating diversity.

Macro insights

08 July 2019

US employment data rebounds, Greece hits the polls while trade tensions emerge between Japan and South Korea

Last week’s US employment report eased concerns over a potentially imminent interruption to jobs’ growth, with June’s headline 224,000 expansion, unwinding May’s disappointing numbers.

Iggo's insight

05 July 2019

Here Comes the Summer

Bond returns are being driven by expectations of monetary easing and an unerring search for yield. The result is yields that are increasingly falling below policy interest rates. This may only revers ...

Macro insights

01 July 2019

US/China trade tensions ease; focus moves to Fed policy outlook and EU leadership

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping held meetings on the fringes of the G20 meeting in Osaka this weekend.

Responsible investment

01 July 2019

A lifetime of gender inequality: What investors can do

Investors’ focus on diversity has principally centred on female representation in the board room. But in this research paper we study the dynamics of gender inequality throughout a woman’s entire wor ...

Macro insights

24 June 2019

G20 US/China talks – a potential juncture for the global economy

Last week President Donald Trump made an unprecedented intervention, following the European Central Bank’s monetary policy meeting, where he accused it of currency manipulation, as the value of the d ...