The case for US inflation protected government bonds
30/06/2020 - Inflation has notably decelerated in response to the COVID-19 induced recession we are currently experiencing. However, over the medium term, we see scope for a revival in consumer prices, a topic we have discussed previously.
Tilting towards Emerging Markets over Developed Markets
16/06/2020 - The term Emerging Market (EM) was coined by author Antoine Van Agtamel in the early 1980s. Technical definitions vary, but generally an EM is understood to be an economy with a low to middle income per capita, which is transitioning from a closed economy to a more open market economy.
Market growth pains may favour value stocks
08/06/2020 - Value and growth are the two most traditional schools of investing. Value investors seek to find companies that they believe are undervalued. Growth investors seek companies offering capital or earnings growth that they believe will outperform the market.
Yield opportunities in US corporate credit
17/04/20 - The US corporate bond market offers an opportunity for income seeking investors. Investment grade and high yield corporate bonds currently trade at yields of 2.1%, and 7.4% respectively, which compares to a S&P 500 equity trailing dividend yield (DY) of 2.2%.
Dividends: Under the knife
07/04/2020 - As the ramifications of the global lockdown response to COVID-19 develop, dividend income is being slashed. We explore what this means for our clients, especially those who need a regular investment income, and consider how long and severe this income drought might be.
Are structured products helping manage risk in distressed markets?
03/04/2020 - In recent weeks nearly every asset class has seen remarkable and unexpected price movements. Structured products are often used in modern investment portfolios to reduce risk and or diversify returns, but prices have been as volatile and disconcerting as many other assets. In this article we answer five questions to explain how products are formed, why these are used and the factors that determine pricing.
Metals & Mining Sector – An Opportunity Ahead?
03/04/2020 - The metals & mining sector has been amongst the worst hit sectors amid the recent market volatility relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has always been a high beta sector exposed to global consumption, and it has once again proven thus.
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