The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes connecting the East to West for centuries. Named after the lucrative silk trade, the route was forged in 200 BCE by the Han dynasty. Its usefulness extended into the Roman Empire and Medieval times until its final demise in the 1300's under the Mongol hoards lead by Genghis Khan.
The oil market outlook is always a bit complicated, in part due to the impact OPEC can have on balances. For all the attention paid to changes in U.S. shale output, OPEC is capable of swinging oil balances more in a single month than U.S. shale can in a year.
Despite our negative outlook, markets have the final say. It’s important for us to make a partial retreat from our bearish position, temporarily at least. It’s much easier to be objective when we don’t have a lot at stake.
Though uncertainties remain, we have a broadly positive outlook for commodities in the next year.
Favourable European election results coupled with progress for the Republican growth agenda in the US could soften market uncertainty, says Greg Meier, strategist with Allianz Global Investors. But for the next few weeks, the road still looks bumpy.
If an issuer defaults, insurance firms can make sure your payments don’t stop.
Success for most alternative strategies depends largely on producing returns from alpha—sources beyond broad market movements. It’s been harder to do that in recent years, but that could change in 2017.
In this 3-part series I detail 7 expensive lessons I paid for at the University of Wall Street. I use my investment due diligence process as a narrative and have altered the names, dates and places to protect the innocent (and not so innocent).
With a growing likelihood that Trump's fiscal policies will be inflationary, this could translate into a faster Fed tightening cycle says Greg Meier, strategist with Allianz Global Investors. So will President Trump find it easier to bring back inflation rather than factory jobs?
We believe the impact on balances and prices ultimately will depend on five key variables.