There is an adage that “as January goes, so does the year”. But data shows January’s market performance doesn’t actually have predictive power.
Articles written by Marina Gerner
Jerome Powell went out of his way to placate liquidity-addicted markets last week. But if the US economy bounces back, the Fed may find itself having to raise rates – and very quickly too.
Emerging Europe is having tough time. Regional year-on-year GDP growth slowed to 1.3% in the fourth quarter, and the MSCI Eastern Europe index slipped by 5% last year.
Italy’s GDP has shrunk for two quarters in a row,industrial production is down, and youth unemployment is up. Investors are rattled.
Venezuela’s oil output has been decreasing for more than two decades. But what does the current crisis mean for the oil price?
Australia has dodged recession for 27 years and sailed through the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 largely unscathed. But things could be about to change.
The flood of cheap and printed money that has boosted equity markets for a decade is receding.
Worries are mounting that China, which accounted for a third of global GDP growth in 2017, could now become a drag on the global economy.
Fears are growing that leveraged loans – a high-risk section of the corporate debt market – could cause a subprime mortgage-style meltdown. Marina Gerner reports.
The past few months have been good for gold. And there is scope for further gains.