2021 Outlook: Can Asian Equities Lead the Way to a Global Recovery?
As an unusually extraordinary year comes to a close, investors may still have many lingering questions about where the global economy may be headed. Even as the world continues to fight the pandemic, there is reason for optimism in 2021. The strength of Asia’s economies—and China in particular—are recovering and are well-positioned to set the stage for future growth.
Alleged Members of Nigerian Cybercrime Ring Arrested in Lagos
Three alleged members of a prolific Nigerian cybercrime ring have been arrested in Lagos, part of a larger group that’s distributed malware, phishing campaigns and business email compromise scams affecting some 500,000 companies around the world.
Distressed Credit Opportunities on Rise Amid Uncertainties in Middle Markets
Liquidity issues and other business risks could prompt a wave of defaults and restructurings, in turn creating fertile ground for opportunistic investing in distressed credit.
Income Fund Update: Navigating an Uneven Recovery
We are cautiously optimistic about economic growth over the next year, but over the longer term, disruptive factors will likely contribute to heightened volatility and lower returns across both fixed income and equity markets.
Taxes, China, a Biden Presidency: What it means to advisors and investors
BlacRock's Mark Wiedman caps off season one of The Big Reveal Podcast Series with truly interesting insight into taking advantage of market swings, how he's handled the new normal, and his current views on the market.
World Markets Update: November 23, 2020
Four of eight indexes on our world watch list posted YTD gains through November 23, 2020. The top performer is China's Shanghai with a gain of 11.95%. Our own S&P 500 is in second with a gain of 10.73% and in third is Tokyo's Nikkei 225 with a gain of 7.91%. Coming in last is London's FTSE 100 with a loss of 16.02%.
#MacroView: A Vaccine And The “New New Normal”
Moderna and Pfizer recently announced they had potential vaccines for COVID-19 that are more than 90% effective. With that, the market surged, and a rotation into “economically sensitive” sectors occurred. While a “vaccine” will eventually come to the market, it will only ensure a return to the “New New Normal.”
Vanguard’s Top Strategist’s Outlook for the Economy and Credit Markets
Anne N. Mathias is a senior strategist for Vanguard and a member of the firm's Fixed Income Group, with a focus on global macroeconomics, interest rates, and foreign currency. I spoke with her about the outlook for the economy and the credit markets.