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30
dec
2015
HEDGE FUNDS
Don't Rely on Beta In the current context of volatile swings in equity markets, rising US rates and low bond yields,...
Investment strategy
Don't Rely on Beta In the current context of volatile swings in equity markets, rising US rates and low bond yields, sources of return which do not wholly rely on the direction of traditional asset classes can be a useful adjunct in portfolios. As indicated in our 2016 Outlook (Mind the Gaps, “Edge Funds” theme), alternative or hedge funds fit...
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30
dec
2015
EQUITY MARKETS
Developed markets: at risk Global equity markets have recovered strongly from their 11 February lows, after a tough...
Investment strategy
Developed markets: at risk Global equity markets have recovered strongly from their 11 February lows, after a tough start to the year. Major central banks have come to the rescue through additional easing and renewed commitment to growth. Recession fears have receded but investor confidence remains fragile. Although we believe that a US recession and a...
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30
dec
2015
CURRENCIES
EUR/USD: Directionless The euro will be left directionless as monetary policies have lost flexibility The US Federal...
Investment strategy
EUR/USD: Directionless The euro will be left directionless as monetary policies have lost flexibility The US Federal Reserve (Fed) is blowing hot and cold but it’s all down to fundamentals now. In shifting to a data-dependent policy last year, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) indicated it would no longer provide forward guidance to anchor...
nl/strategy/investment-strategy/investment-strategy-details/si/june-2016-quarterly-views/10418/su/currencies/4-10313/
30
dec
2015
CURRENCIES
EUR/USD: Upside risks to the euro The euro may gain from limited rate action on both sides of the Atlantic The...
Investment strategy
EUR/USD: Upside risks to the euro The euro may gain from limited rate action on both sides of the Atlantic The European Central Bank (ECB) went for large-scale easing in March, extending monthly asset purchases, hoping to boost loan growth through negative rates. Although deposit rates were cut to -0.4%, Chairman Draghi sounded reluctant to go much lower...
nl/strategy/investment-strategy/investment-strategy-details/si/march-2016-quarterly-views/10001/su/currencies/4-9839/
29
dec
2015
EDITORIAL MIND THE GAPS
Financial markets often seem fickle. Some of the strongest returns in equities, for example, are recorded when the...
Investment strategy
Financial markets often seem fickle. Some of the strongest returns in equities, for example, are recorded when the outlook appears bleakest. Part of the explanation for this can be found in the study of behavioural finance.
nl/strategy/investment-strategy/investment-strategy-details/si/december-2015-quarterly-views/9307/su/mind-the-gaps/4-7846/
29
dec
2015
EDITORIAL SWINGS & ROUNDABOUTS
Despite a less supportive macro backdrop, we still do not see a recession looming. Slow global trade flows are impacting...
Investment strategy
Despite a less supportive macro backdrop, we still do not see a recession looming. Slow global trade flows are impacting heavily industrialised economies. Conversely, consumer spending on goods and services remains solid, thanks to job growth and falling energy bills. By and large, deflationary risks in Japan and the eurozone are being addressed by their...
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29
dec
2015
EDITORIAL: STOP AND GO
Growth is set to remain uneven and sluggish across major economies this year. It will stay above potential in the...
Investment strategy
Growth is set to remain uneven and sluggish across major economies this year. It will stay above potential in the eurozone, narrowing the gap with the United States which should remain the strongest developed economy. Growth prospects in emerging markets should be somewhat better this year as the headwinds from tumbling raw material prices are easing. The...
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