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The Fed changes its game plan


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
February 4, 2019

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

The biggest American football game of the year was played last night, and for the first three quarters, it looked as if both teams forgot how to score a touchdown. But great teams find a way to win, even when their tried-and-true game plan seems to be faltering.

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Volatility’s normal, but you can mitigate it


Vice President, ETF Strategist, Invesco Canada
January 29, 2019

Subject | ETFs | Invesco | Smart beta

One of the key themes I’m watching for in 2019 is a continuation of the equity volatility we saw in 2018. The return of volatility may have caught some investors off-guard, having grown complacent in the relatively docile 2017.

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Global markets: Eight issues to watch this week


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
January 28, 2019

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

Last week was momentous as experts in Davos warned about the dangers of debt, more signs of a European slowdown emerged and the longest government shutdown in U.S. history came to an end. In today’s blog, I discuss what we learned last week – and highlight eight things to watch during the final week of January.

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Markets grapple with government dysfunction


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
January 22, 2019

Subject | Institutional | Invesco | Macro views

Last week saw government dysfunction on full display in several different countries. While politicians in the U.K. and U.S. continued to make headlines, expectations for lower economic growth emerged in a report from the International Monetary Fund.

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What’s next for Brexit?


Global Market Strategist, EMEA
January 16, 2019

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

On Tuesday, Parliament rejected U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Withdrawal Bill by a 230-vote margin – the largest defeat of legislation in nearly 250 years, when Parliamentary records began. That the defeat exceeded consensus by as much as 100 votes reflects the depth and breadth of dissatisfaction with May’s Brexit plan. Many Members of Parliament (MPs) fear it could further undermine the economy, contribute to secession in Northern Ireland or Scotland, or might not confer the freedom for which Brexiters campaigned in the referendum.

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Investor sentiment stays positive despite geopolitical drama


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
January 14, 2019

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

There has been no shortage of drama across the macroeconomic and geopolitical landscape so far in 2019. However, it appears that investors may be tuning out much of the political theatre around them. Which storylines are moving markets now, and which may become more integral to the plot in the weeks ahead?

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