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Asset Allocation views: Q2 2016

Key findings from the Multi-Asset Solutions Strategy Summit

We expect slow but positive growth with limited recession risk. Nevertheless, the level of growth is too low and valuations too high to ignore worsening financial conditions and increasing tail risk.

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JP Morgan Asset Management's 2016 guide to retirement

Updated annually, the Guide to Retirement provides an effective framework for supporting retirement planning conversations with clients. It includes charts and graphs to help explain complex issues in a clear and concise manner. A description and audio commentary are available for every slide.

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Stephanie Flanders gives her views on the budget

Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for the UK and Europe, shares her thoughts on the Budget Statement in a short video. In this response, Stephanie considers the effect of the announced measures on the economy and implications for investors.

Exorcising Chinese volatility from European equities

In the wake of August’s China-induced volatility, European equities are now finding a floor and should make headway into 2016 representing a potential buying opportunity for some investors. What’s more, the economic backdrop in the developed world remains reasonably encouraging. Unemployment continues to fall, income growth is good, and real income growth is even better considering the slump in commodities prices and the low level of headline inflation. Based on these positive drivers, the case for investing in European equities may be increasingly attractive, says Stephen Macklow-Smith, Head of Strategy for European Equities, J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

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Market Insights: Positive prospects – UK unemployment hits its lowest point since 2008

The UK labour market continues to perform well, according to the report released today. The basic story of employment rising and unemployment falling continues. There were 31.12 million people in work, 140,000 more than for March to May 2015, and 359,000 more than for a year earlier. This drove the employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) up to 73.6%—the highest since comparable records began in 1971. It also helped the unemployment rate fall to 5.4%—lower than for March to May 2015 (5.6%), and for a year earlier (6.0%). In fact, unemployment has not been lower since March to May of 2008.

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Market Insights: China – the worst is over, but don’t get too excited

China’s third quarter real GDP growth of 6.9% year-over-year (yoy) was weaker than last quarter, as growth from the tertiary (services) industry was unable to offset weakness in the secondary (manufacturing) industry.

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Market Insights: Waiting on the world to change

Citing “recent global economic and financial developments” that might restrain economic activity and put further downward pressure on inflation, the Federal Reserve (Fed) held interest rates flat at its September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.

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Investment Insights: Investing in financials for recovery and return

As investors strive to generate returns in today’s low-yield environment, the ongoing cyclical and balance sheet recovery story in Europe is creating some interesting opportunities in the European bank space. Against this market backdrop, we take a closer look at how investors could stand to benefit from the return potential of a diversified fixed income strategy based solely on financials.

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Market Insights: European 2Q15 earnings: Another strong result

With 90% of companies in the Euro Stoxx 600 having reported, we estimate that second-quarter 2015 European earnings per share (EPS) grew by 6% year on year (y/y). Earnings were helped by improving credit conditions and a weaker euro.

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Investment Insights: Asset allocation views (Q4 2015)

Each quarter, the Multi-Asset Solutions team holds a two day-long Strategy Summit. Senior portfolio managers, strategists and research professionals come together to discuss and debate current asset allocation views and key global themes in the context of the global economy, geopolitics, market forces and a series of quantitative and qualitative factors. Our Q4 2015 Asset Allocation Views represent the output of this meeting.

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Market Insights: China update [video]

In our latest video snapshot, Nandini Ramakrishnan, market analyst in the Global Markets Insights Team, discusses the recent volatility in China and the implications for investors in Europe.

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Market Insights—BoE Inflation Report: Rate rise closer, but not imminent

Today the Bank of England (BoE) gave investors plenty of food for thought about the future path of UK interest rates and the economy. The key message is that markets are right to think the first rate rise will come a little sooner than expected a few months ago.

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Market Insights: Monthly Market Review (July 2015)

As the temperature heated up across the northern hemisphere, investors could be forgiven for hitting the beach to avoid the negative news flow. From the Greek negotiations, the collapse of the Chinese stock market and the increasing likelihood of a Puerto Rico default, there was no shortage of things to worry about.

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Market Insights—U.S. second-quarter earnings season recap: High hopes, low expectations

We estimate that 2Q 2015 earnings-per-share (EPS) for S&P 500 companies declined by 6.9% on a year-over-year (y/y) basis. Lower oil prices and the stronger U.S. dollar have dragged down earnings growth since 4Q 2014.

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Market Insights: Temporary softness clouds outlook for the UK labour market

Today’s UK labour market report continued to show some near-term weakness. The uncertainty around the May’s election led some employers to hold off on hiring plans, and as the data in today’s report covers the three months from April to June, it is likely that its impact is still skewing the numbers.

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No more QE on the cards for Japan?

When one politician recently quizzed Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor Kuroda on the level of the Japanese yen real effective exchange rate (REER), the response he received surprised markets. It also triggered an immediate yen rally in the foreign market and a rise in Japanese Government Bond yields..

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The Greek referendum: stay in, or get out?

Greece is now officially in arrears on a EUR 1.5 billion repayment due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 30 June—and its second bailout programme actually ended on the same day. So what is the next roll of the dice from the Greeks? On Sunday 5 July, the Greek government will hold a referendum for the electorate to decide whether to reject or accept measures that will unlock a final disbursement of funds from their second financial bailout programme...

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A typically European solution to a very Greek problem

After an all-night session that began on Sunday 12 June and ended on Monday 13—just as markets were about to open—eurozone countries agreed on a bailout package for Greece. The total package will be worth between EUR 82 billion to EUR 86 billion over three years. This amount is much higher than the figure of around EUR 50 billion mentioned last week—or the EUR 30 billion mentioned two weeks ago before the referendum. So why the big difference? The extra EUR 25 billion is now needed to recapitalise the Greek banks as the economy has deteriorated so fast...

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Market Insights: Greece – From stalemate into uncharted waters

The announcement late on Friday night of a Greek referendum scheduled for 5 July capped days of futile negotiations, sparked a weekend of dramatic moves and set up a week of confusion, default and yet more Greek drama. In a blunt response to the referendum announcement, the Eurogroup of finance ministers insisted that no extension of the Greek bailout programme would be forthcoming and that it would cease to exist on 30 June, as scheduled. This sets up the bizarre situation of the Greek people being asked to vote on a proposed package that is no longer on offer..

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