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April ‘flash’ PMIs – new highs in the eurozone

By: Susan Joho | 26 Apr 2017

Friday’s preliminary purchasing managers’ indices (PMIs) for Japan, the eurozone and the US remained very strong and suggest that good cyclical momentum is likely to stretch into…

100 days Trump – opportunities and risks in US bonds

By: Gershon Distenfeld | 26 Apr 2017

President Trump came to office with the expectations of faster economic growth on the back of infrastructure spending, deregulation and tax cuts. His first 100 days in…

The silly season beckons

By: Guy Stephens | 26 Apr 2017

Investors should adopt a well-diversified investment strategy with some caution in relation to US and UK economic growth Every now and then, stock market pundits refer to…

European equity markets power ahead, especially smaller companies

By: Marc St John Webb And Philip Best | 25 Apr 2017

The first quarter of the year continued strong for equity markets, with the MSCI World index gaining 5.9% and Asia also up 13.4%, but the best performance…

Gold: From French to US politics

By: Carsten Menke | 25 Apr 2017

Following the favourable outcome of the first round of the French presidential elections, financial markets breathed a sigh of relief yesterday and gold traded lower. Prices were…

Bond funds dominating fund sales in Europe

By: Detlef Glow | 24 Apr 2017

European Fund-Flow Trends, March 2017 After the negative flow numbers at the end of 2016, March 2017 was the third consecutive month showing a positive picture for…

French election: Will multi-asset funds learn from macro call flaws?

By: Asbjørn Trolle Hansen | 21 Apr 2017

Macro event risk is always evident in markets. We have witnessed some notable occurrences over the past year, with the unexpected Brexit victory in the UK and…

Turkey’s medium term economic outlook

By: Jan Dehn | 20 Apr 2017

Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore, shows how EM mercantile trade volumes have increased significantly, now comprising 45% of the global mercantile trade – up from…

Snap UK general election shocker revives sterling

By: Lukman Otunuga | 18 Apr 2017

Sterling was back in fashion on Tuesday, with the GBP/USD lurching towards 1.2675 following Theresa May’s unexpected announcement that there will be a snap general election on…

Fair winds for Argentina

By: Fabiana Fedeli And Paul Murray-John | 18 Apr 2017

When you invest in an emerging country as an outsider you always have to bear in mind that you are an easy target for populist politicians. Why…

Monday Morning Memo: Review of the European ETF Market, March 2017

By: Detlef Glow | 18 Apr 2017

The promoters of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) enjoyed net inflows for March. These net inflows, in combination with positive market impacts, led to increased assets under management in…

Trump U-turns & Dollar weakness fails to support Rand and Lira

By: Jameel Ahmad | 13 Apr 2017

FXTM vice president of Market Research, Jameel Ahmad, comments on the US President Donald Trump’s latest comments and escalating geopolitical risks. The recent escalation of geopolitical risks…

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