Last Saturday marked exactly 10 years since Lehman Brothers went bust. Are we still suffering the consequences of the Global Financial Crisis that followed? Had the crisis not occurred, would we have today’s political uncertainty? Watch M&G fund manager Wolfgang Bauer and Investment Director Ana Gil discuss how the clash between growth and political risk are driving markets today, and what oppo…Watch the video
While investors and the world media focus on Emerging Markets such as Turkey, Brazil and Argentina, Italy’s borrowing costs have been rising to levels not seen since the European sovereign debt crisis. Is this 2011 again? Are Europe’s credit markets reflecting the tensions between Rome and Brussels officials over the country’s deficit? Watch some insights from M&G investment specialist Pilar Ar…Watch the video
Volatility in the US Treasury market has broken records this summer, reaching lows not seen since the 1960s. This can’t just be attributed to the summer lull, so what has been going on? In this morning’s episode of BVTV I look at the opposing forces that have been at work, and examine what influence these have had on the US dollar. Inevitably, most answers lead back to president Trump.Watch the video
Emerging Markets have been battered so far this year, hit by the protracted trade wars, a rising US dollar and the uncertainty in Europe following the Italian election. However, and after sell-off, have values reached attractive levels, especially in the corporate space? Watch some insights from M&G fund manager Charles de Quinsonas. And don’t miss Charles’ blog: EM High Yield: is there value a…Watch the video
Market sentiment turned risk-off last week, largely due to the new US sanctions on Russia, which destabilised the ruble, and with the worsening of the situation in Turkey, which sank the lira and hit European lenders to the country. What are these two crises telling us about the state of the global economy? Watch some insights from M&G fund manager Wolfgang Bauer.Watch the video
Despite investor doubts about its prospects at the end of last year, the US stockmarket has led global equities so far in 2018. What could derail this momentum? And what are the potential effects of tariffs on US stocks? John Weavers, a fund manager in M&G’s equities team joins us to discuss what the impact might be and what could happen going forward to those exposed to China.Watch the video
In a busy week for central banks, attention will turn on Thursday to whether the Bank of England finally delivers a 25bp hike, having confounded expectations at its last meeting.
Should this prove the case, what impact will it have on the various parts of the UK bond market? I’m joined this week by Matthew Russell, who shares his thoughts on how a rise will affect markets, and whether sterling …Watch the video
While 2018 has been a mixed year for bond investors so far, with many indices posting negative returns, the US high yield market has – perhaps surprisingly – managed to navigate its way through the turbulence. The sector’s intrinsically shorter duration than its investment grade counterpart may explain part of the divergence, but this is only part of the story.
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Last time I was on BVTV, we touched on how Apple’s market cap is rapidly approaching that of all Europe’s banks combined, prompting me to focus in on the tech sector today, as I try to answer some of the questions that we are most frequently asked by clients. In particular, what are the similarities and differences between 2000 and 2018, and why is momentum (aka hope) currently winning out in t…Watch the video
Toys R Us and House of Fraser are some of the high street names that have faced tough competition from online retailers in recent years. Is the bricks & mortar model passé? Are some industries more resilient than others? And what does this mean for investors? Watch M&G’s Stephen Wilson-Smith explain how a French beauty giant sells more products online than in Latin America and how a US ice-crea…Watch the video