I am a traditionalist when it comes to outdoor cooking: wood and charcoal are the only suitable fuels.
James Montier, a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team, has just published a new white paper -- "The Advent of a Cynical Bubble” – examining the nature of the bubble we find ourselves in, noting the concept that “the US equity market is obscenely overvalued can hardly be news to anyone.”
It is said we should be careful what we wish for, because we just might get it. Beginning late last week, stocks finally stepped back. Market declines of 5% and even 10% occur with some regularity, even in the midst of long bull intervals
Given the events of a decade ago, 2018 promises to be a year filled with reminiscence. Chroniclers will recall the signs of the gathering storm: falling U.S. house prices, rising mortgage defaults and spreading institutional failures.
After helping more than 150 financial advisors write their marketing materials, I keep seeing a common mistake. They write in “financialese.”
This time last year, the Invesco International and Global Growth team was optimistic about the better relative earnings potential that we saw building in Europe. Indeed, the trends played out to our benefit over the course of 2017. In dollar terms, European equities outperformed US equities by 3% in 2017, the first time since 2012.
For more than a year, the U.S. Dollar (USD) has been losing value relative to most other currencies. When asked about this trend this week in Davos, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin seemed unconcerned, and even supportive.
As we enter 2018, the macro environment remains supportive for fixed income markets. However, with full valuations and diminished monetary policy support, the margin for error is razor thin as fixed income investors identify potential risks.Voya Investment Management's CIO of Fixed Income, Matt Toms, CFA breaks down the major themes of 2018 and discusses the key market trends that are likely to lead to a return of volatility.
Most central banks have targets, too. And judged solely by the numbers, monetary policy would be assigned a substandard rating.
Since the dawn of time music has played a pivotal role in the defining of the times and the progression made. We would like to utilize the artistic genius of these maestros to bring some context to the current pivotal point in the economy and capital markets.