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Strategy

Could unreliable weather be a reliable return source?

True diversification requires looking for independent return streams. You normally cannot rely on the weather, but in investments that lack of reliability is an interesting feature.     

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Economics

Can some good come from a trade war?

Without adjustment on the home front, we believe that President Donald Trump's push to reduce the trade deficit is unlikely to improve the US trade balance, or boost domestic employment and growth. However, his outspoken approach and questioning of the prevailing trade system may be the very jolt that global trade negotiators need to update their thinking and move ahead with a constantly changing global economy and patterns of trade.

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Strategy

Top 7 things to know about equities...

Having worked as an equity strategist for well over a decade, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had the debate on ‘what happens to equities when bond yields go up?’. And for most of that time bond yields were in the ice age and falling! To cut down on some future deja-vu, here's my Top 7 list of things to consider about equities when bond yields go up.

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Economics

The ECB’s Italian Job

“We trust that the government will take all the appropriate actions” – Jean-Claude Trichet. Mario Draghi. That was the sign-off for the now infamous ECB letter sent to Silvio Berlusconi’s government during the height of the European sovereign debt crisis. Nearly seven years on, Italy has once again experienced financial market turmoil and the ECB this week will no doubt be asked many questions about the situation.

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Macrobites

Walking the charity walk

We’re a pretty enthusiastic team when it comes to taking on challenges for charity. But this time the challenge is even more personal! On 27 June, we’ll be taking on the London Capital Ring for a cause that’s affected a member of our team.

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Portfolio Thinking

How market frictions can live in harmony with persistent factor premia

 As we continue our voyage on the factor premium drivers, our next destination is 'market structure'.

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Economics

Disco dancing data

Global economic data releases have surprised to the downside in recent months, particularly in Europe. While some of this appears to be noise (data were unexplainably strong in the last quarter of 2017), higher oil prices pose further downside risks.

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