Investors Might Be Underestimating Fed Rate Hikes, Don’t Panic.. Yet

Ever since September 2017 when the US Ten Year note was yielding a year over year low of 2.06%, it has traveled on an epic mean reversion, notching up near 2.55% less than four months later. Don’t worry, however. Capital Economics analyst Oliver Jones thinks that, while the trend might have a little further to run,… Please follow and like us:

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With tax cuts boosting consumer spending, the U.S. is poised for another good year

Stocks have just accomplished a Houdini – scorching to record highs while escaping volatility. The S&P 500, which accounts for 80 percent of the value of publicly traded U.S. companies, just scored an unprecedented 14 consecutive monthly gains. Investment professionals will tell ordinary folks a year like 2017 simply can’t repeat. Gains will slow or the… Please follow and like us:

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China denies report it could halt US bond purchases

China denied on Thursday a report that it may slow or cease its purchases of US Treasury bonds, calling it a possible case of “fake news” after the dollar tumbled following the story. Bloomberg News reported Wednesday that officials reviewing China’s foreign-exchange holdings had recommended slowing or halting purchases of US Treasuries, citing people familiar with… Please follow and like us:

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Most Asia markets down after New Year rally but Hong Kong runs on

The rally across Asia that welcomed in 2018 looked to have run out of steam on Wednesday with most markets slipping into the red on profit-taking but energy shares climbed with another surge in oil prices. Strong economic fundamentals and corporate earnings as well as optimism about the impact of Donald Trump’s massive US tax cuts… Please follow and like us:

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BoA: Cash Levels Show Market Sentiment Remains Subdued

Even though equity markets around the world continue to march higher, and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon, it seems investors would still instead invest in bonds. According to the latest issue of Bank of America’s Flow Show Report, during the first week of January, investors withdrew $4.5 billion from equity funds ($3.9 billion… Please follow and like us:

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Inflows Into Nearly Every Asset Class In 2017 – 2018 Warm Up Act?

Although the overarching story of global markets in 2017 was subdued volatility, overall there were net inflows almost entirely across the board – with global equity mutual funds/ETFs (US$281bn), bond funds (US$346bn), global money markets (US$145bn) and commodities (US$8.6bn) recording increases. Investors poured record net inflows of over $620bn into global equity mutual funds/ETFs and bond… Please follow and like us:

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10 Data Points Investors Should Be Watching Now: JPMorgan’s Kelly

There are multiple economic and financial numbers investors can monitor in 2018 to get a sense of the market environment. David Kelly, chief global strategist for JPMorgan Funds, offers his own list of the top 10 data points he recommends investors watch this year. In his inaugural weekly note for 2018, Kelly says the list is… Please follow and like us:

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Hedge Fund AUM to reach an all-time high in 2018 for the 10th year in a row?

Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends stemming from our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipating, rather than reacting to, change. Below are Agecroft’s 9th annual predictions for the biggest trends… Please follow and like us:

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Stock market up 25 percent in 2017. Gains to continue in 2018?

WASHINGTON, January 2, 2018: The value of the U.S. stock market as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has increased more than 25 percent in 2017. As 2018 begins, it looks very much like the bull market will continue, possibly posting a yearly gain possibly similar to that of the year just concluded. Although analysts… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin Is an Implausible Currency

Is bitcoin money, or a payment system? Mounds, or Almond Joy? Great taste, or less filling? If bitcoin is good at both those jobs, then it’s probably got a bright future. If it’s good at neither of them … well, farewell, bitcoin, we hardly knew ye. In a previous column I tackled the question of whether… Please follow and like us:

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Asset management firms see windfall from B&R Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative will create new opportunities for the asset management industry in the Asia-Pacific region in the next few years, a new industry report said. Asset management practitioners should take advantage of the huge opportunities for infrastructure construction in the countries and regions that are related to the initiative, said Ba Shusong, chief… Please follow and like us:

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Tight valuations Show How Hot Emerging Market Credit Is

Emerging market debt issuance is expected to slow, but remain elevated from the historical average as EM issuers rush to make the most of low rates and abundant liquidity according to Deutsche Bank credit strategists Hongtao Jiang, Rebecca Klausen, and Viacheslav Shilin. Get The Full Warren Buffett Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on… Please follow and like us:

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S&P 500 Projected Return: 5% P.A. Or -4% – Robecco

2018 will be a “coming of age” for financial markets around the world as central banks wind down QE and economic growth gains traction, that’s the main takeaway from Robeco’s latest Expected Returns 2018-2022 report. Robecco’s report, which is published every year and gives a five-year expected returns forecast for the period ahead, has been named… Please follow and like us:

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Biggest Crash Ever Is (Probably) Coming by 2020: Harry Dent

Brace yourself for the most devastating market crash ever in “the greatest political and economic revolution since the advent of democracy.” That’s the dire alert from colorful, controversial prognosticator Harry S. Dent Jr., in an interview with ThinkAdvisor. Dent, who chiefly uses demographic cycles to forecast the economy and markets, correctly predicted Japan’s 1989 economic collapse,… Please follow and like us:

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Morgan Stanley: When Will The Bull Market End?

Trying to predict the end of economic cycles isn’t an easy game, but analysts at Morgan Stanley believe that they have some idea as to the date of the current bull market end. Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read… Please follow and like us:

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