Italy’s rejection of reforms and Renzi’s resignation may lead to early elections or other scenarios that could spook investors already facing a tumultuous political year in Europe. Then again, markets may have already discounted future bad news, and the ECB stands ready to step in.
As the markets close the books on another tumultuous year, investors should keep watch on the rise of populist politics, China’s re-emergence as a global growth engine and a renewed focus on government spending as interest rates remain low.
The incoming US president is a political outsider who wants to make his presence known and upend the status quo. While the markets may like some of Trump’s ideas, they value certainty more – and that will be in short supply.
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Interest rates globally fail to accurately reflect fundamentals because QE has distorted markets, says our Global Head of Fixed Income. Investors have certainly benefited from the run-up in prices, but how much lower can rates go when over USD 10 trillion in global bonds have negative yields?
Britain’s economy didn’t roll over post-Brexit, but the pound has dropped in response to increasingly tough political rhetoric about a “hard” exit. Mike Riddell wonders whether a further drop in sterling might prompt the government to soften its stance.
With extreme monetary policy and political uncertainty making it hard for investors to find returns, Neil Dwane highlights how short-duration bonds offer the potential for higher returns today and reduced volatility when rates rise.
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In his roundup of our latest Investment Forum, Neil Dwane says growth will stay low and slow while central banks suppress yields and politics create uncertainty. In this environment, investors’ returns will be driven by their ability to accept risk and stay active.
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