Economic activity being driven in wrong direction

Economic growth is a direct function of productivity which measures the amount of leverage an economy can...

May the force be with you

We are well into 2019 yet the themes which characterised 2018 are nowhere close to being resolved. More than two...

A new US vs China tech cold war

Key themes for 2019

Is it time for the bear market to take over?

Following the worst year for the stock market in the last decade, will 2019 offer any hope for...

The fear of inflation acceleration in the UK as Brexit approaches

In the face of a high degree of political uncertainty surrounding Brexit, UK asset markets have remained...

Canada’s interest rate hikes in 2019

For the moment, Canada’s economy continues to gain the rewards of strong US activity and should see a...

Is the US at its peak?

Ten years after the global financial crisis, it is safe to say that the US has come out in a far stronger...

What should be done to safeguard the European bond market?

The completion of Greece’s financial rescue programme this summer has been highly regarded by many...

Why the reinvestment rate risk matters

It is quite common for investors to view the risk of an underlying bond investment from different angles, be it...

European high yield debt, worth the dip?

European high yield (HY) debt over the past years has emerged as one of the best performing assets within its...

Does higher economic growth lead to higher returns?

Most investors/analysts view the economic growth of a country/region as a good predictor of stock market returns,...

Understanding asset classes and how they impact portfolio returns

Investing and risk are commensurate and synonymous with one another. The returns on an investment, and more...

A parallel currency?

As the Italian economy halts yet again and as the budget stalemate with its European partners intensifies, the...

Currents of disruption: a closer look at Asia

A continuous process that knows no geographical or sectoral bounds is disruption. At the heart of this...

Poland's confrontation with the European Union

Back in October 2015, the Law and Justice Party, abbreviated to PiS, won Poland’s parliamentary election by...

Market risk within the context of a portfolio

Investments, whichever shape they take, inevitably involve an element of risk. I say inevitable as it is the...

Turkey’s Central Bank stays on hold

Given the 625 basis point (bp) front-loaded hike in September, the ongoing strengthening of the lira due to...

An introduction to bond investments

A bond, put simply, is a loan taken out by companies which is financed by the general public. It is...

Where are the equity markets going from here?

Equity markets are now oversold (particularly Europe and Emerging markets), meaning that a technical rebound...

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BAE Systems PLC – A stock that trades in GBP

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 83,900 people worldwide. Their...