Market briefings looking back at June
A selection of articles written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through June.
16th Jul 2018
Global bond market review: Rising demand for “safe havens”
Demand for investments perceived to be “safe havens” – such as US Treasury Bonds, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc – was boosted during the month by concerns o...
UK equity market review: “Cards on the table”
UK equity markets were blighted during June by Brexit, amid rising concerns over the UK’s lack of progress as the deadline moves closer. EC President Donald Tusk called on the UK to...
UK equity income market review: Brexit continues to cast a shadow
Although escalating trade tensions dominated global investor sentiment in June, the UK also had to contend with Brexit-related issues against a backdrop of criticism over the Government&r...
UK bond market review: UK rates to rise in August?
June proved to be another uneven month for UK government bonds. Investor sentiment was at the mercy of macroeconomic factors, from US President Donald Trump’s introduction of puniti...
13th Jul 2018
Emerging markerts review: Sino-US relations continue to sour
June proved to be a challenging month for emerging market investors as trade tensions between the US and China continued to escalate. Following US President Donald Trump’s decision...
Asian Japan Markets Review: Trade wars cloud the outlook for exporters
Escalating trade wars between the US and some of the world’s largest economies have raised fears that new trade tariffs could undermine the economies of major exporting nations in A...
Do Factor Returns work in Large Caps?
Smart beta and factor return strategies tend to invest in the liquid, large-cap segment of the market, ensuring that the products are scalable. The downside to this strategy is that large caps receive...
12th Jun 2018
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