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What does the fragmented parliamentary election mean for Europe?


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
May 30, 2019

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

All eyes were on Europe this past week. First, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation. Then the European parliamentary elections took place. Here are the key takeaways from a momentous week for the European continent.

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Canadian yield curve points to slow growth, not recession


Senior Portfolio Manager
May 29, 2019

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

The economic implications from an inverted yield curve may be overstated, in our view. Historically, when short-term interest rates, anchored by central bank policies, yield more than longer duration maturities the bond market is signaling that monetary policy has become restrictive. Taking on more interest rate risk in your portfolio for less yield to maturity is an unattractive option for investors.

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Global markets: Five events to watch this week


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
May 23, 2019

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

It seems that so much happens in a given week these days. However, this week could be particularly momentous as we start to get answers on some key questions that have implications for global markets. Here are five events to watch:

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Talking tariffs: New tolls threaten to further strain U.S.-China relations


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
May 13, 2019

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

Last week took investors on a roller coaster ride. The climax came at the stroke of midnight on Friday, May 10, when U.S. President Donald Trump’s newest tariffs went into effect – a 25% toll on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Then later on Friday, the negotiations ended with no material progress, and there are no formal plans to resume talks. What’s more, China retaliated the morning of May 13 by announcing tariffs on U.S. goods being imported to China.

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