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Global monetary update: money growth still strong, lending slowdown to extend
Global Perspectives

Global monetary update: money growth still strong, lending slowdown to extend

Global monetary acceleration since early 2020 argues for an inflation pick-up in 2021-22 but the increase could prove temporary if money growth now normalises, argues Economic Adviser Simon Ward.

Will industrial commodity prices surge?
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Will industrial commodity prices surge?

Simon Ward, Economic Adviser, argues that attempts to rebuild inventories against a backdrop of “excess” money could result in a sharp rise in commodity prices into 2021, complicating central bankers’ plans to maintain super-easy monetary policies.

Tech stocks: looking for secular growth, but not at any price

Tech stocks: looking for secular growth, but not at any price

Global Technology Team portfolio managers Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode discuss why they believe an active approach is now needed more than ever to avoid pockets of extreme tech stock valuations.

ESG in COVID times: doing the REIT thing

ESG in COVID times: doing the REIT thing

The Global Property Equities Team highlights how COVID-19 is accelerating the importance of ESG factors within real estate, along with the supporting role the sector is playing in the global recovery.

Lagging Chinese money growth isn’t concerning

Lagging Chinese money growth isn’t concerning

Money measures have surged in most major economies. Narrow money outperforms broad money as a leading indicator of economic activity. Annual growth of the official M1 measure in June was 35.9% in the US, 22.0% in Canada, 15.2% in the UK, 12.6% in the Eurozone and 12.3% in Japan.

Equities / cash switching rule update
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Equities / cash switching rule update

The “monetarist” equities / cash switching rule followed here recommends unhedged global equities (MSCI World index) only when the following two conditions are satisfied:
1. Six-month change in global (i.e. G7 plus E7*) real narrow money above six-month change in industrial output;
2. 12-month change in global real narrow money above slow moving average (currently at 5.6%).

2020 Trends in Investing: ESG Considerations on the Rise

2020 Trends in Investing: ESG Considerations on the Rise

The 2020 Trends in Investing Survey reveals that ESG investing is gaining popularity among financial professionals and investors in the U.S.

Still looks like a “V”
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Still looks like a “V”

The central view here remains that the global economy is staging a V-shaped recovery – or an italic V, at least – from the covid shock (not recession), with industrial output / GDP likely to regain pre-crisis levels in late 2020 / early 2021.

RBA to markets: “We are still here”

RBA to markets: “We are still here”

Portfolio Manager Dan Siluk explains that, despite economic conditions appearing to stabilise throughout much of Australia, the Reserve Bank of Australia felt compelled to recommence bond purchases to establish its credibility with respect to its yield curve control programme.

ISG Insight: Can the market’s immunity last?

ISG Insight: Can the market’s immunity last?

Janus Henderson’s Investment Strategy Group (ISG) brings together investment professionals from our global fixed income platform and other Janus Henderson teams, providing a forum for research and debate. The ISG recently met to discuss the outlook for bond markets and concluded that economic growth is likely to remain modest in the quarters ahead.

Fed watch: stealth yield curve control?

Fed watch: stealth yield curve control?

Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos describes the Fed decision in July to hold rates steady as a non-event given that the central bank, through its actions, has already proven its willingness to do whatever it takes to support the US economy during this unprecedented period.

Asia for dividends: comparatively resilient

Asia for dividends: comparatively resilient

In this video Mike Kerley, Asian income equities portfolio manager, provides a review of Asia Pacific ex Japan markets, discusses favoured and avoided markets and the reasons why he expects the region’s dividends to prove resilient.