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Fed maintains a slow and steady approach


Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of North America Rates, Invesco Fixed Income†
December 14, 2017

Subject | Invesco | Invesco Fixed Income (IFI) | Macro views

The U.S. Federal Open Market Committee (the Fed) raised the target Fed Funds Rate by 0.25% to a range of 1.25%-1.50% at today’s meeting. This is the third rate hike this year, although the first one since the Fed announced it was reducing the size of its balance sheet at the September meeting.

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Bitcoin: Digital currency or digital tulip?


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
December 12, 2017

Subject | Commodities | Institutional | Invesco | Macro views

Now, for the first time, investors are able to purchase futures on bitcoin, the digital currency. The Chicago Board Options Exchange just began offering derivatives contracts which provide the ability to bet on the future price of this cryptocurrency. The CME Group will also be offering derivatives contracts on bitcoin in the coming week. Investors seem to be excited about this opportunity, sending the price of a single bitcoin thousands of dollars higher in the past several weeks in anticipation of the launch of these futures contracts.

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2018 Investment Outlook: Taking tally of the global rally


CIO, Invesco International and Global Growth, Invesco Ltd.
December 6, 2017

Subject | 2018 Investment Outlook Series | Institutional | Invesco | Macro views

As we look ahead to 2018, it’s important to first recognize how significant 2017 has been for international markets. This is the eighth year of a global bull market, but prior to 2017, international markets had trailed the U.S. for four consecutive years – and for six of the last seven years.1

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2018 Investment Outlook: Balancing cyclical and structural influences in multi-asset investing


Head of Multi Asset, Invesco Perpetual
December 6, 2017

Subject | 2018 Investment Outlook Series | Active management | Institutional | Invesco | Macro views

Despite what has been an incredibly tumultuous, unpredictable and at times unimaginable period for global politics and an initially spluttering return to global growth, central banks appear to have successfully steered markets through the worst, ironing out the kinks and at times acting together to present a semblance of global harmony. Sometimes, markets have appeared to simply ignore events that in less interesting times would have caused a rout. Somehow though, it still doesn’t feel that the aftermath of the financial crisis is fully behind us, nearly 10 years on, and we believe it is vital to consider both cyclical and structural forces in building our economic and market outlook.

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