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Equities correlation collapse brings opportunities
9 Nov 2017
Correlations in equity markets have fallen dramatically since the beginning of 2017. We look at the drivers of this trend and the implications for investors.
Equity volatility: what lies beneath
5 Oct 2017
While aggregate volatility of major stock indices continues to be atypically low, slowly but surely uncertainty is building up again in financial markets. Investors should take note.
US equities: back to the future
4 Oct 2017
While US equities may look expensive using some traditional yardsticks, there is reason to expect their marked outperformance of the past three decades may continue, argues Giles Parkinson.
It’s the education, stupid!
2 Oct 2017
The positive link between education and economic growth is well established. Bryony Deuchars explores what this means for emerging-market investors.
The chairman: how Xi Jinping is shaping China’s future
28 Sep 2017
The National Party Congress will leave the Chinese President more powerful than ever before. What does this mean for China – and the world?
Building blocs and doing deals
26 Sep 2017
While the UK and US bluster towards new trading arrangements, the ASEAN region is quietly showing how it’s done, writes Ed Wiltshire.
Can India reap the demographic dividend?
7 Sep 2017
India’s economy lags China’s in many areas, but in one crucial respect it has the edge: its favourable demographic profile. But will India be able to capitalise on this advantage?
Don’t follow the herd: taking advantage of behavioural biases
24 Aug 2017
The behavioural biases of investors offer opportunities to outperform so long as you avoid falling into the same traps, argues, Giles Parkinson.
Emerging market investors should beware China’s credit cycle
27 Jul 2017
There are signs China’s credit cycle has begun to turn, with big implications for other emerging markets, writes Will Ballard.
Emerging market reformers: hope or hype?
25 Jul 2017
Emerging market investors welcome leaders who promise reform – but those promises are not always kept, writes Ed Wiltshire.
Amazon: how big can it get?
13 Jul 2017
Amazon surprised the market with its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods, but as the company extends its reach into new sectors, will antitrust regulators begin to scrutinise its activities more closely?
European equities: this time could be different
8 Jun 2017
European equities, weighed down by political concerns, have appeared undervalued for a year. However, with political risk fading and the euro zone economy simultaneously strengthening, that could be set to change.