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Upgrades Everywhere

Feb 22, 2021

• Economists raise global GDP forecasts after a strong start to the year • Many economists add one to two percentage points to their GDP growth forecasts • Fed Chairman Powell speaks this week – will he deflect from the easy money line? • Stay long equities and be very careful with bond duration Global…

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Equities Beat Expectations

Feb 15, 2021

• Equity markets rise as global corporate earnings reports handsomely beat expectations. • US budget progress and an infrastructure and green budget to follow to keep markets vibrant. • COVID news from Israel promotes hope for earlier normalisation. • Better than expected US inflation data suppresses rise in US 10 year government bond yield •…

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Patchy Economic Recovery – Not to Worry

Feb 9, 2021

• Economic activity is patchy but in the right direction. • Inflation spike has bond yields trending higher. • Eurozone equities rally and should be helped by higher inflation. • Weaker China economic data may see equities consolidate after strong run. • Silver’s ‘Reddit run’ ended by contrived fundamentals. • Hong Kong’s ongoing relevance in…

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The Momentum Continues

Feb 8, 2021

After an eventful start to the year 2021 with a new Covid strain, renewed lockdowns, and the siege of the US Capitol Hill by protestors, more positive than negative news have emerged over the last few weeks. The new US President has taken over the office, the Covid vaccination program is picking up steam, we…

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