Q3 2022 Asset Class Update

In our latest Quarterly Asset Class Update, we break down global markets by the numbers, offering thoughts as to where markets could be headed as 2022 heads into the home stretch.

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Q2 2022 Asset Class Update

Stagflation fear sent stocks into a bear market in Q2, while bonds tanked as the Fed debated a full-point rate hike after June’s jarring 9.1% rise in US CPI. How might the fight against inflation unfold in the second half?

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Q1 2022 Asset Class Update

March marked ‘lift-off’ for the Fed, which commenced tightening, hiking rates a quarter-point. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shocking energy markets and COVID shutting down Shanghai, is a soft landing at risk?

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Q4 2021 Asset Class Update

Red-hot inflation going into 2022 has pulled forward the Fed’s timetable for tightening, just as a surge in Omicron cases threatens to hit growth. How will markets react to rate hikes in the year ahead?

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Q3 2021 Asset Class Update

Shipping bottlenecks and strained supply chains contributed to a spike in prices during Q3. Will hawkish central bankers end the party for stock and bond investors, or might such fears turn out to be ‘transitory’, as well?

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Q2 2021 Asset Class Update

Global economic rebound from the pandemic sent stocks, bonds, and commodities soaring in the second quarter. Could a big jump in prices and the prospect of rising rates put a year-long rally at risk?

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Q1 2021 Asset Class Update

Vaccine rollouts and improving sentiment have prompted market rotation to start the year. With stretched stock valuations, turbulent bond markets, and flashes of inflation, how will reopening and recovery play out?

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Q4 2020 Asset Class Update

In 2020, a black swan disrupted the global economy, pushed macroeconomic policy to extremes, and spurred a growth rally that saw amateur investors handily beating the pros. How do markets sit as we enter a new year?

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Q3 2020 Asset Class Update

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?

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Q2 2020 Asset Class Update

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.

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Q1 2020 Asset Class Update

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.

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Q4 2019 Asset Class Update

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.

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Q2 2019 Asset Class Update

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.

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Q1 2019 Asset Class Update

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.

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