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Market Thinking November

In Equity Markets, the near 5% rise in October effectively reversed the equivalent selloff in September as the market mechanics unwound, while bond markets saw the month close with sharply higher volatility and some very aggressive flattening of the yield Read more…


Calling Elliot Carver

As the rhetoric for War in the South China Sea is ramped up almost 25 years after Bond villain Elliot Carver tried to do it to sell more newspapers, the good news is that, when looked at properly, China’s apparent Read more…


Market Thinking May

A Pause that Refreshes… Market movements in April might best be described as an apparent ‘reversal of the reversal’ as many of the winners of the inflation/reflation trade that began in October appeared to sell off while the ‘losers’ rallied. Read more…


Power Plays

We talk of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and in doing so note that economic and political power has always coincided with the ability to gain access to the essential raw materials and components of the time – coal in the Read more…


Why good news on Trade could be bad news for US Investment Grade Bonds (and Taiwan)

The search for yield is not a new phenomenon, even if it has intensified under QE. For years, the big Japanese Life companies in particular were prone to allocating to strategies that offered high nominal yields in foreign currencies, before Read more…