The Federal Reserve’s decision announced on Wednesday to keep rates on hold has left investors waiting to see the outcome and market impact of the Presidential election before a rate rise is put back on the agenda.
With news overnight that the Bank of Japan has unveiled a new form of stimulus, professional investors and economists reacted with mixed enthusiasm.
The sell-off over concerns that the Federal Reserve may raise rates on 21 September could develop into a good buying opportunity if economic growth persists, according to Trevor Greetham, head of multi asset at Royal London Asset Management.
Growth and inflation are going to remain subdued, so central banks will keep rates very low, which has serious implications, according to Neil Dwane, global strategist at Allianz Global Investors.
Tilney Bestinvest’s Gareth Lewis advocates a cautious approach in the wake of Brexit and the continuing low interest rates and quantitative easing climate, with investment in gold proving a successful option.
The Italian constitutional reform referendum this autumn will, or rather should, cause European investors to hold their breath more anxiously than they did on the morning of 24 June.
The Brexit vote has had a wider impact beyond the UK and Europe, temporarily derailing the US Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates and allowing other governments to argue that there is a crisis under way that needs to be addressed with more forceful stimulus. Japan is a case in point.
With other major equities classes all having their own significant question marks, could the long awaited 'third arrow' finally be about the make Japan the best place to invest?
The Bank of England’s efforts to soothe the post-Brexit economy are discouraging savers from spending and pushing them into riskier investments, warned Psigma chief investment officer Tom Becket.
Despite a mixed picture for inflation globally, investors remain content to err on the side of the central banks, but something has to give soon.
One year on from China's surprise currency devaluation, there is still room for a further gradual depreciation of the renminbi against the US dollar, said Jade Fu, investment manager at Heartwood Investment Management.
As the old strategy of “sell in May” has proved a failure thus far in 2016, Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, looks at five indicators investors can use to judge whether there are further gains to be made or whether markets are entering bubble territory.
If the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union leaves the country ‘better off’ it could spark further break-up, according to Christine Johnson, head of fixed income at Old Mutual Global Investors.
Abu Dhabi has maintained its AA/A-1+ sovereign credit rating as oil prices recover from their record low levels.
The ultra-loose monetary policy pursued by central banks since the financial crisis has implied an unprecedented fall in discount rates, which has led to a massive front-loading of returns: not only for bonds, but also for equities. Does this mean you should take your profit now and sell?
The United States’ non-farm payroll growth in July comfortably outstripped forecasts, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has cut interest rates to 0.25%, and committed to a new term funding scheme to “reinforce the pass-through” of the decision into the broader market.
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