Reopening Tag

China’s Soft Reopening

11 May, by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, Markets

China reported year-over-year inflation last night at just 0.1%, 0.2% lower than expectations. Clearly China’s reopening is not creating price pressures, which brings the strength of the reopening into some question. Recently, we saw a fairly significant drop in China’s PMIs—all of them well below 50—indicating...

Is the Re-Opening/Value Trade Over?

07 Jul, by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Markets, Portfolio Management

Interest rates have been falling in recent months leading some to speculate that the “re-opening” trade has run its course. This in turn begs the question as to whether the “value” trade is over. On both accounts, we see signals that still point to an...