Equities

22DEC 2015

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

January 2016

In this month's Economic viewpoint our economists review the major developments that impacted markets in 2015 including China growth, Federal Reserve rate speculation and geopolitical pressures, as well as previewing what investors can expect in 2016.

17DEC 2015

Markets

Outlook 2016: Business Cycle (Europe ex UK Equities)

We do not see a major turning point in the business cycle at this point, but the potential for inflation to return in Europe could see some currently out of favour areas of the market perform better in 2016.

16DEC 2015

Markets

Ready for lift off? How interest rate rises impact stockmarkets

Some investors believe that rising interest rates are bad for equity markets. These infographics, however, show that historically in the year following the initial lift-off for rates equity markets have, on average, performed robustly.

16DEC 2015

Markets

How useful is portfolio carbon footprinting?

As focus on climate change intensifies, portfolio carbon footprints can be a helpful tool for investors but may not provide a complete picture of future risks and opportunities 

14DEC 2015

Markets

Oil and gas companies: the carbon risk

We take a look at how investors can assess a company's overall exposure to carbon risk.

11DEC 2015

Markets

Outlook 2016: Business Cycle (Pan-European Equities)

Steve Cordell sees the business cycle remaining in the expansion phase in 2016 and discusses why economically-sensitive domestic consumer stocks should fare well in Europe.

10DEC 2015

Markets

Outlook 2016 – Business Cycle (UK Equities)

Do investors face showdown or slowdown in 2016?

09DEC 2015

Markets

Outlook 2016: Greater China Equities

Against a backdrop of sluggish economic growth and anaemic earnings, the importance of bottom-up stock selection becomes even more imperative for 2016.

04DEC 2015

Markets

Outlook 2016: Japanese Equities

Growth may have disappointed but improving corporate earnings continue to drive market sentiment.

04DEC 2015

Markets

Monthly markets review - November 2015

A look back at markets in November 2015 when global equities were lacklustre and attention remained focused on central banks.