Markets

Financial markets are surprising investors more frequently this year

Volatility has returned to financial markets this year, snapping the tranquility of 2017 that allowed asset classes further out the risk spectrum to flourish. The daily swings are getting larger, and more frequent, compared to what market participants expect. Here’s proof. From Morgan Stanley’s European Cross-Asset Markets team, it shows […]
Financial markets are surprising investors more frequently this year
Markets

The yen is gaining as trade tensions heat up

Trade tensions between the US and China are heating up. The yen was up 0.35% against the dollar on Wednesday morning. Follow the yen in real time here. The US dollar extended a string of losses against the yenWednesday morning, as investors retreated to the safe-haven Japanese currency after a […]
The yen is gaining as trade tensions heat up
Markets

The chief investment strategist at $6 trillion fund giant BlackRock says Trump’s trade policy is the biggest risk to markets

Richard Turnill, BlackRock’s chief investment strategist, notes that a measure of geopolitical risk has spiked to the highest since March 2015. Out of all geopolitical risks, Turnill is most worried about President Donald Trump’s trade policy, which he says could disrupt global markets. As stocks continue their relentless pursuit of […]
The chief investment strategist at $6 trillion fund giant BlackRock says Trump’s trade policy is the biggest risk to markets