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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Insight Multi-Asset weekly update – week commencing 9 September, 2019

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Market and economic review US-China trade talks resume and constructive political developments support risk assets Risk assets performed well last week as investor sentiment was buoyed by a series of supportive trade and political developments. The main catalyst was the agreement between the US and China to meet for a new round of trade talks, […]

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Insight Multi-Asset weekly update – week commencing 2 September, 2019

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Market and economic review  US-China trade uncertainties drive risk sentiment Risk assets performed well over the week as US-China trade tensions improved. Due to an escalation in US-China trade tensions at the end of last week investors began Monday on the back foot. However, the nervousness was quickly alleviated as President Trump, whilst attending the […]

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Insight weekly multi-asset update: week beginning 26 August, 2019

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Market and economic review Equity volatility falls and bond yields rise despite uninspiring global growth prints Global equities were broadly mixed last week with most major indices climbing around 1% to 2%, which the exception of the US indices, which were down -1-2%. What was particularly noticeable was the fall in volatility, after two weeks […]

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Insight Multi-Asset weekly update: PMIs for Japan, Europe and the US will remain under scrutiny

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Market and economic review A Stellar week for government bonds, as longer-dated yields reach record lows At the start of last week, 30-year US government bonds were yielding 2.25%, having tightened by roughly 75bp since the beginning of this year. To put it in context, that equates to a total return of 24%, roughly 10% […]

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