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INSIGHTS AND DOCUMENTS
UPDATES FROM THE FINANCIAL WORLD
THE WORLD WE KNEW
The era of zero or sub-zero rates is finally coming to an end after nearly a decade of implementation. The official announcement by the ECB that rates in September will be at or above zero, as well as the SNB's surprise move to raise Swiss official rates by 50 basis points (from -75bps to...
BEWARE OF QT
The start of 2022 was one of the worst in the last century, with MSCI World (equity) and Barclays Global Aggregate (bond) indices at -13.3% and -11.6%, respectively, in dollar terms as of last Friday.
Despite the streak of near-record weekly losses and oversold conditions, Fed and other central bank officials have maintained their hawkish stance
Monthly Frontier Markets Report
STRATEGY PROFILE - APRIL
Q1 2022 EARNINGS SEASON MONITOR
At the time of writing, around 60% of developed market corporates have reported Q1 earnings, thus far showing a general positive surprise on both sales and earnings. Considering the severe correction affecting the major global equity indices, and particularly US indices, it is important to...
AFTER THUNDER COMES RAIN
As elaborated in previous commentaries, over the past weeks central banks around the world, particularly the Federal Reserve, have been outspoken in warning markets that they would raise interest rates substantially in the near future. However, until recently the market has continually snubbed...
DON'T FIGHT THE CENTRAL BANKS
"Don't fight the Fed" has always been one of the most established market mantras.
STRENGTH OR DENIAL?
Here we go again. From mid-March through the second half of 2021, financial markets have snubbed all the headwinds and continued to rise unafraid. Neither the first major war in nearly 80 years, nor the raging inflation or a hawkish Fed were able to convince investors to be more cautious.