The Week: Could 2021 be a better year for equity income?
After a horrible year, can investors be more optimistic about the prospects for equity income next year? It depends.
3rd Dec 2020
US market review: US sentiment dips in October
US equity markets fell during October as cases of Covid-19 reached new daily records and news of rising infection rates and lockdowns in Europe affected sentiment amongst US investors.
11th Nov 2020
UK equity income market review: UK companies cancel dividends
Although March was painful for most investors, income-seeking investors probably felt an additional level of pain.
20th Apr 2020
The Week: What does it cost to support markets? $2 trillion
The US emergency fiscal stimulus package has finally passed and markets are grateful, but could it create long-term problems?
26th Mar 2020
Global bond market review: Bond yields hit record lows
Global bond yields extended their January declines into February as investors became increasingly worried about the potential economic impact and human cost of the coronavirus.
5th Mar 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...
UK equity market review: The transition period begins
Brexit finally “got done” in January as the UK left the EU on 31 January. However, with a transition period of only 11 months, the Government is now under pressure to negotiate its new relationship wi...
12th Feb 2020
Asia Japan market review: Japan’s consumption tax takes its toll
Japan’s economic expansion proved to be better than first calculated during the third quarter of 2019; however, this better-than-expected performance does not reflect the impact of October’s increase...
15th Jan 2020
The Week: Back to the races? The Conservative election victory
Markets celebrated the Conservative victory, but have they been premature?
18th Dec 2019
Global update: Parliament’s suspension creates controversy
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit crept closer during August as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Parliament would be suspended.
4th Sep 2019
Schroders | Anticipating a regime change
James Sym, fund manager, discusses why the era of growth defensives and stock's success may be coming to an end.
14th Aug 2019
The Week: The Fed has bitten the bullet on interest rates
The Federal Reserve has bitten the bullet on interest rates, but will the 25bps rise make any difference to the global economy?
1st Aug 2019
UK equity funds move back into favour
UK share prices rose and equity yields fell in June in the face of ongoing political uncertainty. The unfolding story of Brexit entered a new chapter during the month as the Conservative Party.
10th Jul 2019
UK equity income market update: UK equity funds move back into favour
US market review: Partial shutdown for the US government
Although US equity markets hit record highs during 2018, they ended the year in negative territory, pulled down by concerns over trade tensions, rising interest rates, a partial shutdown of the federa...
10th Dec 2018
The Week: Is value back for good?
It is almost a decade since value investing was in the ascendancy, yet the past couple of months have seen a snap-back for the strategy. Can it last?
6th Dec 2018
Invesco | Mark Barnett: Business as usual?
Head of UK Equities, Mark Barnett, considers recent pessimism towards UK domestic stocks and whether he is changing his strategy after a difficult period of performance.
7th Jun 2018
Global update: Sterling regains pre-Brexit levels
The pound strengthened to its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, rising above US$1.40. Although sterling was lifted by weakness in the US...
8th Feb 2018
Global update: Politics dominate in October
Politics grabbed the spotlight during October, and global investor sentiment was affected by mounting political crisis in Spain, General Elections in Japan and Austria, and continuing developments &nd...
7th Nov 2017
Global update: Inflation remains a conundrum
Global equity markets generally rose during July, underpinned by further evidence of economic strength. Despite further political upheaval in the US, the benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average Index r...
3rd Aug 2017
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