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The Epitome of Financial Repression in 2 Charts October 22, 2021

By Bryce Coward, CFA in Markets

By now investors are quite aware of the consequences of financial repression via negative real interest rate policies. Since interest rates on “risk free” government debt are too low to even compensate for inflation, it pushes investors out the risk spectrum in an effort to…

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Japan’s Reopening Trade October 18, 2021

By Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, Markets

In this quarter’s strategy package, we share our analysis on Japan’s Reopening Trade. In the full slide presentation, we cover the following: -Japan seems to have crushed the COVID-19 virus (for now at least) with daily new cases under 400/day. Lockdowns are over and the…

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Is Inflation Starting to Impact Equity Returns? October 12, 2021

By Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, Markets

Fed funds futures for 2022 and 2023 have broken out to new highs, likely on the back of rising inflation expectations. As things stand now, the market is looking for three hikes by the end of 2023, with the effective fed funds moving from 8bps…

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Spotlight GEA Group: Processing Half of All Beer on Earth September 29, 2021

By Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

GEA is one of the largest global suppliers of food processing technology, building the machinery, plants, processes and systems that help producers deliver food to people. GEA aims to be the partner-of-choice in each industry it serves, including food, beverage, chemical, pharma, dairy and marine….

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Evergrande is an Isolated China Issue, for Now September 24, 2021

By Bryce Coward, CFA in Markets

Earlier this week we saw some tremors in the equity markets with the largest single-day selloff in stocks in months. The likely China Evergrande debt default was “blamed” for the weakness, which was then promptly reversed as the week progressed. Questions remain, however, about the…

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Spotlight ABB Group: Electrifying Industry Everywhere September 23, 2021

By Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Based in Switzerland, ABB Group makes products for electrification (like breakers and switches), robotics and motion, industrial automation, and power grids plus the software behind the scenes that runs them. The firm’s chief goal is to push the boundaries of technology and embed sustainability into…

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