Five consequences of ‘lower for longer’ interest rates
As the damage to the global economy from Covid-19 becomes clear, few central bankers would contemplate raising rates.
28th Sep 2020
Global bond market review: The Fed’s new approach
The US dollar weakened against the pound and the euro as Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced a new inflation strategy.
17th Sep 2020
US market review: “Persistent fragilities”
As US businesses reopened their doors, retail sales surged during May following steep falls in March and April, rising by 17.7%.
5th Aug 2020
Global update: Fears over a possible ‘second wave’
June proved to be a choppy month for investors as hopes of economic recovery were tempered by fears of a second wave of infection as instances of COVID-19 surged in parts of the US.
6th Jul 2020
Global update: March meltdown
The extended bull run came to an abrupt end in March as the coronavirus continued to spread into Europe and America, and a collapse in confidence pushed share indices into bear-market territory.
20th Apr 2020
US market review: US rates fall to near-zero
Share prices fell sharply in the US during March as the coronavirus pandemic continued its spread, and the yields on ten-year and 30-year Treasury bonds fell to all-time lows. President Donald Trump d...
17th Apr 2020
What fiscal and monetary responses are needed in the US to combat the Covid-19 crisis?
Given clear signs that markets are not functioning efficiently, what is the Fed doing about it? John Greenwood, Invesco’s Chief Economist, discusses.
9th Apr 2020
Global update: Investors take fright as coronavirus takes hold
As the spread of coronavirus gathered pace across the world during February, investors became increasingly concerned that the economic impact could trigger a global recession. Share prices plunged ove...
5th Mar 2020
US interest rate update: Fed cuts interest rates by 50 basis points
Amid mounting concern that the coronavirus could slow down economic growth, the US Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate by 0.50% percentage points to a range of 1% to 1.25%.
4th Mar 2020
US market review: Fed cuts rates for a third time this year
Policymakers at the US central bank opted to cut the key federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1.5% to 1.75% during October.
7th Nov 2019
Global update: Election fever
October saw the UK plunge into election fever as progress on Brexit once again ground to a halt.
6th Nov 2019
US market review: Fed cuts rates in September
As expected, the US central bank implemented its second cut in interest rates since 2008 during September.
15th Oct 2019
Macro Matter blog: The Fed could NIRP a downturn in the bud
Few economists believe the widely expected Fed rate cut will start another prolonged easing cycle.
Legal & General Investment Management
16th Aug 2019
The Week: A new world order threatens capitalism
After significant falls this week, have markets recognised that China/US trade wars are part of a deeper problem?
8th Aug 2019
M&G Investments | Currency wars: tweetstorm in a cup?
The Fed delivered its much anticipated interest rate cut at the end of July. In this video, Investment Director, Ritu Vohora looks at the implications for the US dollar.
7th Aug 2019
Throwing in the Powell: implications of the Fed policy shift
The US central bank has made a dramatic about-turn in its policy stance. Tim Drayson, Head of Economics at Legal & General Investment Managament, looks at what this means for the US economy and market...
Legal & General Investment Management
13th Feb 2019
Global bond market review: Rising risks to sovereign ratings
After a challenging 2018, risks to sovereign ratings are set to intensify in 2019. According to credit ratings agency Fitch, global financial conditions are tightening, political and geopolitical fact...
18th Dec 2018
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