US rates rise for a third time in 2017
The US Federal Reserve (Fed) raised its key interest rate by 0.25 percentage points at its December meeting. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has implemented a total three rat...
22nd Dec 2017
The Week: Farewell to all that
2017 is drawing to a close. Was it a classic for investors?
21st Dec 2017
Megatrends for 2018
Fund managers are fond of emphasising their stock-picking credentials over and above their macroeconomic analysis. However, it is clear that they need to pay attention to certain disruptive global tre...
14th Dec 2017
M&G investments | Joffy's Journal: Common mistakes made by investors
In the fourth in a series of videos looking at the change in investor behaviour over the years, Global Head of Distribution, Jonathan (Joffy) Willcocks looks at the three common mistakes many people m...
13th Dec 2017
The Yield Curve Gap: Outlook for 2018
As the end of the year approaches, investors may wonder about the prospects for 2018. This month, we look at the yield curve gap for the US and 8 other major economies. The yield curve gap has been a...
12th Dec 2017
UK equity income market review: Global dividend growth gathers pace
Although the FTSE 100 Index reached a new high during November, UK equity prices generally declined over the month as a whole, while yields rose. The Bank of England implemented its f...
Global update: Stable outlook for sovereigns
The outlook for sovereign creditworthiness in 2018 is generally stable, according to credit ratings agency Moody’s, underpinned by expectations that the “healthy” and “synchronised” global economic gr...
Europe market review: Brexit discussions focus on Ireland
The mechanics and implications of Brexit continued to dominate newsflow during November and discussions over the future of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland intensified during the month.
11th Dec 2017
Oil reaches its highest level for over two years
The price of oil reached its highest level since the middle of 2015 in November, following a sudden anti-corruption purge in Saudi Arabia.
Asia Japan market review: Japan shrugs off fresh hostility from North Korea
Despite a fresh display of aggression from North Korea towards Japan, the share prices of large Japanese companies generally rose during November.
UK equity market review: FTSE 100 Index reaches new high in November
UK interest rates rose for the first time since 2007 during November. Despite this, investors appear to be confident that any further increases will be very gradual, and the FTSE 100 Index reached a n...
8th Dec 2017
US market review: DJIA hits a new record in November
Despite hurricane-related disruption, the US economy posted strong third-quarter growth, expanding by 3.3% YoY.
UK bond market review: UK rates rise for the first time in a decade
Brexit continued to dictate market sentiment during November, and UK gilt yields rose over the month amid cautiously rising hopes that the UK and EU will manage to reach an agreement over their Brexit...
The Week: Everything is rosy in the economic outlook, so why don’t we feel happier?
In such a good environment, investors are surprisingly gloomy. Is it time for some Christmas jollity?
7th Dec 2017
Global update: Renewed aggression from North Korea
North Korea returned to the forefront of investors’ awareness in November following its decision to fire another ballistic missile towards Japan.
5th Dec 2017
Market briefings looking back at November
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through November.
M&G Investments | Joffy’s Journal: Technology
In this third in a series of videos looking at how investor behaviour has changed over the years, Global Head of Retail Sales, Jonathan (Joffy) Willcocks, looks at how asset managers have responded to...
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