WeekWatch – Trade Tensions

Trade Tensions

“All diplomacy is war by other means.” So said Zhou Enlai – the architect, alongside Henry Kissinger, of the very first rapprochement between the US and the People’s Republic of China, one that found its climax in Richard Nixon’s visit to China in 1972. Since then, diplomatic shuttling between Washington and Beijing has only intensified, [read more]

Market Bulletin – Tuning Out

Global growth, commodity prices and corporate earnings offered positives, as leading indices diverged. “Trying is the first step towards failure,” warned Homer Simpson – investors tempted to overreact should take note, perhaps most of all during earnings season. The ebb and flow of this year’s second-quarter earnings continued last week, accompanied by ongoing geopolitical tensions. [read more]

Market Bulletin – Courtship Display

Earnings season offered reasonable signs of economic momentum, while central banks largely chose to sit on their hands. When the male frigatebird is trying to attract a partner, he spends almost half an hour inflating his red gular pouch until it reaches close to half the size of his body. Companies courting investors ahead of [read more]