Without immigration, Europe's population is set to decline by around 10% over the next three decades. Japan's experience serves as a warning about the difficulties of managing public finances and expanding corporate revenues against that backdrop. So is Europe's situation sustainable?
“Familiarity breeds complacency”. With the best intentions in the world, even an annual review can feel like you’re simply going through the motions year after year. Recognising this means shaking things up when the chance presents itself. In this case, that's when a birthday and the opportunity to record a podcast came around.
One-day corrections of 3% are always painful, especially so when investors have become so accustomed to low volatility after almost a decade-long bull market. We see the move as most likely a technical sell-off (famous last words) and believe it is probably too early to buy the dip.