Insight Multi-Asset update – week beginning 13 January, 2020

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Market and economic review Despite geopolitical tensions rising and a weak ISM print, 2020 has seen a strong start for risk assets. After the US-led assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, and the subsequent response from Iran, tensions seemed to calm with a speech from the US President Donald Trump. Whilst the market focused […]

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Insight Multi-Asset update – week beginning 2 November, 2019

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Market and economic review  With news flow on the signing of a ‘Phase One’ deal between the US and China sparse relative to prior weeks, instead we will mainly focus on this week’s data releases. With Thanksgiving on Thursday, the end of the week was rather quiet with the release of data from the US […]

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Insight Multi-Asset update – week beginning 25 November, 2019

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Market and economic review With little data to focus on in the early part of last week, and following on from our recent updates, markets continued to be dominated by the ebb and flow of news on the trade war between the US and China. Towards the end of the week, preliminary PMIs were released, […]

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Insight multi-asset update – week beginning 18 November, 2019

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Market and economic review Developments in the US-China trade war continued to dominate market performance, with equities and bonds reacting to contrasting news flow. As a whole, equity performance was broadly flat over the week. US equities were a small positive, whereas Spanish and Chinese bourses suffered due to more idiosyncratic political issues. In the […]

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Insight Weekly Multi-Asset update – week beginning 28 October, 2019

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Market and economic review Last week was a positive one for equities, with price reaction to earnings generally positive across the board (see below). In contrast, global government bond yields were relatively quiet. Within FX, emerging market currencies performed well, in particular the Brazilian real which was helped by the passing of new pension reforms. […]

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Insight Multi-Asset weekly update – week beginning 21 October, 2019

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Market and economic review Last week was characterised by relatively light trading volumes across markets. There was similarly limited progress in the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China. Global equities did gradually climb higher throughout the week, with reaction to US earnings particularly positive. European government bond yields rose on the back of […]

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Insight Multi-Asset weekly update – week beginning 15 October, 2019

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Market and economic review Positive developments in both trade and Brexit result in a strong week for equities Despite last week beginning with a series of negative headlines around the US-China trade war, the outcome of the planned talks between President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He gained positive momentum as the week progressed. […]

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Insight Multi-Asset weekly update – week beginning 8 October, 2019

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Market and economic review US data disappoints markets The US ISM non-manufacturing print was much weaker than expected at 52.6 (55.0 expected), the lowest level since August 2016. Meanwhile, the manufacturing print fell to 47.8, the lowest in a decade and well below the expected 50.0 reading. US non-farm payrolls came in at 136,000 (versus […]

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Insight Multi-Asset update – week beginning 30 September, 2019

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Market and economic review Markets had a lot to digest last week ranging from a variety of data releases, political challenges and trade war developments. Once consumed, developed market equities were broadly flat and emerging market equities were down 1-2%. Government bond yields tightened while the riskier end of the fixed income spectrum posted small […]

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Insight Multi-Asset weekly update

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Market and economic review  Despite a number of updates from central banks, weak data releases and geopolitical tensions, last week was a fairly quiet week for market performance. Equities retraced some of their gains from the previous week, predominantly due to poor economic data releases from both China and the US. Government bonds performed relatively well […]

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