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Is Italy headed for an EU exit?


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
May 30, 2018

Subject | Invesco | Macro views

We have devoted much time in this weekly blog to geopolitical risks. However, I have tried to stress that geopolitical risk, while disruptive, tends not to impact fundamentals – although it can certainly create a lot of turmoil in capital markets in the shorter term. A case in point is the current political situation in Italy, which has worsened over the last few days and thrown into question the country’s future with the European Union (EU).

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What do higher oil prices mean for the stock market?


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
May 23, 2018

Subject | Commodities | Invesco | Macro views

In the past few weeks, the price of a barrel of oil has risen to its highest level in the last several years, and I believe it is poised to move higher. Lately, I’ve been asked quite a bit about what this means for the stock market. While high oil prices may have an effect on certain sectors and industries, I believe the far greater impact would be indirect – and could happen in several different ways.

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Trade talk tempers Asian market optimism


Senior Portfolio Manager, Invesco Ltd.
May 9, 2018

Subject | Invesco

Investors began 2018 with a generally optimistic view, but this euphoria faded by quarter-end as protectionism and talk of a U.S./China trade war became a key concern. Despite investor pessimism, we expect further volatility might create the opportunity to invest in high-quality Asian equities at lower valuations.

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Is the ‘synchronized’ global expansion really in sync?


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
May 8, 2018

Subject | Institutional | Invesco | Macro views

“Getting long in the tooth” is an interesting way to describe something that is getting old and presumably nearing its end – it refers to the long-time practice of estimating a horse’s age by looking at its mouth. I’ve found myself using this expression a lot these days, as the U.S. experiences its second-longest economic expansion in the last 100 years. But investors should remember that – even as market-watchers talk about “synchronized global growth” – other economies are in much earlier stages of expansion.

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