Latest equities thinking

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Trump Legacy

    15 Aug 2018

    At the halfway point of his first term, we explore the impact Trump’s presidency may leave on America and the rest of the world.

  • 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.

  • Global equity markets hit by rising trade tensions

    8 Apr 2018

    Global stock markets fell for a second month in a row in March, placing them in negative territory year to date, as worries over rising trade tensions between the US and China unnerved investors.

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