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Consumer revenge – the next stage of the recovery in Europe

Consumer revenge – the next stage of the recovery in Europe

Is pent-up consumer demand the key to unlocking value in Europe? In this article, John Bennett, Director of European Equities, considers some of the meaningful trends he believes could drive positive momentum in the region.

Is the inventory cycle peaking?

Is the inventory cycle peaking?

Companies will rebuild inventories during H2 but economic momentum is related to their rate of change, which may already be at or close to a maximum, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

Can corporate cash drive further market growth?

Can corporate cash drive further market growth?

Can surplus cash on corporate balance sheets provide a tailwind for market growth in 2021?

Why have copper prices reached all-time highs?

Why have copper prices reached all-time highs?

Copper prices have recently been hitting record highs. Portfolio manager Tal Lomnitzer explains why and discusses the implications.

Global monetary update: ongoing slowdown, China bottoming?

Global monetary update: ongoing slowdown, China bottoming?

Global money trends continue to suggest downside risk to consensus H2 growth forecasts but support could be coming from Chinese policy easing, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

Are Fed / ECB balance sheet shifts driving EUR / USD?

Are Fed / ECB balance sheet shifts driving EUR / USD?

The recent rebound in EUR / USD may reflect an excess supply of dollars due to increased Fed net lending to the government but the tables may turn in H2, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

Vaccines prove their worth for global health care

Vaccines prove their worth for global health care

In places where vaccination rates are rising, COVID-19 cases are dropping dramatically. What that means for ending the pandemic and health care long term.

Peak sentiment, peak growth, peak policy

Peak sentiment, peak growth, peak policy

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi Asset Team, considers the prospects for markets as the global recovery gathers momentum and economies begin to reopen.

The Great Transition: demographic change in China

The Great Transition: demographic change in China

Jennifer James and Ales Koutny, emerging market specialists within the Global Bonds Team, interpret the data in China’s latest census, highlighting pressing economic and societal issues that will need to be addressed.

Smartphones on wheels

Smartphones on wheels

There are parallels to be drawn between the growth and evolution of electric vehicles and smartphones, with attractive opportunities for savvy investors, according to Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode.

UK inflation forecast update: still on track for 3%+

UK inflation forecast update: still on track for 3%+

CPI inflation is likely to overshoot the Bank of England’s (raised) forecast for Q4 2021, reflecting stronger food prices, a larger-than-expected VAT normalisation effect and rising core pressure stemming from monetary excess, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

The turn: high yield on the road to deleveraging

The turn: high yield on the road to deleveraging

Tom Ross, within the Global Corporate Credit Team, looks at whether the trajectory of credit fundamentals supports the strength in high yield bond markets.