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Six ways the trade situation deteriorated in the past week


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
July 3, 2018

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

I keep promising myself that I will stop writing about trade and protectionism in my weekly commentaries. And then virtually every week, something happens that forces me to address the topic once again. This past week, unfortunately, was no exception. In my mid-year outlook, I mentioned that my outlook is predicated on the trade situation not worsening materially – so it’s important that we closely follow trade developments. Last week, there were six trade developments that are helping to place downward pressure on stocks:

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CSA update


Peter Intraligi, President, Invesco Canada
June 26, 2018

Subject | Industry views | Invesco

After years of debate, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have announced new policies on advisor compensation and have proposed important changes on how registered firms and individuals deal with their clients. A proposed rule amendment on advisor compensation will be published for comment in September. I’d like to address each of these.

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Central banks take centre stage


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
June 19, 2018

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

Central banks took centre stage last week, with a trifecta of major central bank meetings. The clear theme was that most major banks are at least taking small steps toward monetary policy normalization. However, the central banks that are tightening may be caught by surprise if the trade situation worsens – which I believe is a strong possibility.

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Federal Reserve hikes with upbeat outlook


Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of North America Rates, Invesco Fixed Income†
June 14, 2018

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

The U.S. Federal Open Market committee (Fed) continued their recent gradual hiking cycle by increasing the federal funds rate by 0.25 percentage points at today’s meeting. The target range after the hike is now 1.75%-2.00%. The financial markets had been fully expecting today’s move.

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