Latest equities thinking
Life after Merkel
14 Dec 2018
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has replaced Angela Merkel as leader of Germany’s ruling CDU party, and may soon take her place as chancellor. What does this mean for Germany – and Europe?
Equities outlook: four predictions for 2019
12 Dec 2018
How will equities perform in a challenging environment marked by political tensions and rising interest rates? Here are our forecasts for the next 12 months.
Global equities experience a sharp sell-off
7 Nov 2018
Equity markets fall sharply in October.
The AIQ Podcast: The Trump legacy
31 Oct 2018
This latest episode of the AIQ Podcast explores the long-term impact of the Trump presidency.
US equities hit new highs
10 Oct 2018
Global equities experienced a mixed month in September with the US market reaching new highs, despite escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the third time this year.
Tariffed: who are the losers in Trump’s trade war?
1 Oct 2018
Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports are stoking market volatility, but there are also longer-term implications for economic growth in the US and beyond.
Beyond the cave: behavioural science meets data science
10 Jul 2018
The idea unconscious biases influence decision-making in financial markets is nothing new. But behavioural finance has taken on new relevance in the age of Big Data and artificial intelligence.
Everybody wants to rule the world
10 Jul 2018
As tech titans such as Google and Amazon attempt to conquer new markets and conglomerates continue to dominate in emerging economies, we look at the ingredients that determine whether diversification succeeds – or fails.
The data economy revolution
3 Jul 2018
The data economy is evolving rapidly, bringing investment opportunities in network infrastructure, memory, storage and cybersecurity, as Jason Bohnet explains.
Shares boosted by Korea talks
31 May 2018
While interest rates appear to be on a gradual upward trajectory in much of the world, UK financial markets were forced to scale back expectations of tighter monetary policy as softer domestic economic data appeared to give the Bank of England pause for thought.
Trump and Kim: an unlikely bromance?
17 May 2018
An improvement in relations between the US and North Korea is good news for investors, writes Ed Wiltshire.
Sainsbury’s planned merger with Asda: who is in the money?
17 May 2018
James Balfour considers the implications of a tie-up between Sainsbury’s and Asda on the grocery retailing sector.