global economy

December 20, 2021
Inflation is now investors’ biggest concern in 2022 premium
The debate as to whether inflation is ‘transitory’ or not is now not in play and investors should be reviewing their investments. Last week the Bank of England hiked interest rates for the first time in over three years in a bid to tackle mounting inflation, with the Monetary Policy Committee voting 8-1 in favour of the increase to 0.25%. This followed on from the U.S. Federal Reserve lining up for faster rate hikes sooner than forecast as inflation soars. The central bank Read More
November 20, 2020
The market’s ‘Great Rotation’ may catch out investors premium
Heightened noise surrounding the rotation from growth to value stocks on positive vaccine news is misguided and could catch-out investors. A number of key breakthroughs in the fight against coronavirus is leading to an unprecedented rotation in stocks, a counter movement by traders from one equity class or sector into another. A higher degree of optimism fuelled by progress towards the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine has led many investors across the globe to move away from Read More
May 14, 2020
Investors are taking the initiative and pre-empting negative interest rates premium
Negative interest rates are on the way. Now’s the time for investors to boost their portfolios to get ahead of the curve and accumulate wealth. Earlier this week we saw rate options indicate a 23% probability that the key federal funds rate will fall below zero by the end of this year, according to BofA Securities data. And it’s not just the United States heading for this situation. Yesterday the Bank of England Deputy Governor insinuated that the UK Read More
March 26, 2020
Investors seek out key opportunities from the hit of coronavirus premium
As global stock markets rallied on Tuesday this week, investors are looking to ‘new world’ sectors and businesses as the world adapts to life with coronavirus and looks towards an economic recovery. Over time we’ve seen every economic downturn generate a new normal, and the one being sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic will be no different. The impact of the coronavirus spread has reached companies across the globe, causing vast international disruption, Read More
March 9, 2020
Covid-19 and the oil price war: A global recession is almost inescapable premium
A global recession is now almost inevitable in 2020. Monday has seen global stocks and government bond yields decline after oil prices nosedived by near to 30%, as I discuss in this short video. This is oil’s sharpest one-day fall since the Gulf War in 1991, further driving the global stock market sell-off that got underway a fortnight ago on fears the Covid-19 outbreak will severely affect economic growth. Every major stock market around the world is Read More
February 28, 2020
Rand and stocks plummet as junk-status rating fears for South Africa loom premium
The South African rand has fallen to its lowest-level in almost four years, South African-listed equities have plummeted into correction territory, and a junk credit-rating for the country is now looming. The widespread rush from risk assets hit commodities, including oil, copper and iron, pushing the Bloomberg Commodity Index to a 33-year low as worries grow over the demand for materials will be weakened as coronavirus drags on Chinese and global economic Read More

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