As we hurtle through the final quarter of a very strange year, how are surging cases of COVID-19, rising political uncertainty, and major shifts in economic policy impacting investors and markets?
Markets have staged a remarkable recovery since their March lows. Now all eyes are on the global economy to catch up. With the virus under control and borders reopened last month, Europe should see economic activity pick up.
What will the post COVID-19 world look like? Pre-pandemic trends combined with large fiscal stimuli, increasing efficiency by working from home and many other factors will shape what changes lie ahead.
The US-China trade war, low interest rates, taxing US tech giants… Read all about it in our newly released quarterly commentary – including how the year-end snowy heights came straight at equity investors in a truly monster Santa Rally.
Brexit, HK, Middle East, Trade Wars: Markets are being better behaved than the politicians.
More than the weather is heating up. The EU’s threat to Swiss independence makes China’s view on Hong Kong look benign, while Iran’s militarized response to US pressure and the US-China Trade War are moving even Brexit off the front page. The US bull market is now at an all-time high.
The Fed Chair, Jerome Powell, was expected to be more pragmatic than his predecessors Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke. He was leading the way by delivering four rate hikes in his eleven-month tenure. Enter the December 2018 sell-off.