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European PER at its lowest level since 2012

Fidelity | It is not common to experience the oscillations in sentiment we have seen in recent months. Markets surged optimistically during most of 2018, but this ended in the last quarter of the year. This year has returned to optimism, although not at the levels we saw at different stages on 2018.





Markets are repricing risks and feel neglected by the Fed.

DWS: “Markets are repricing risks and feel neglected by the Fed. This could create some downward momentum”

DWS | How should a hedge fund have positioned itself if it had known the U.S. Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) decisions and press release a day ahead of the market? Until lunchtime on Wednesday noon its staff might have reasonably concluded that the material contained preciously little actionable information. On paper, it would have all looked exactly as expected, leaving limited scope for any meaningful market reaction. This is not, of course, how things actually turned out.

 


Forty years of democratic Spain: Haves and have-nots of labour market

Forty Years Of Democratic Spain: Haves And Have-Nots Of Labour Market

William Chislett | Spain has moved from a labour market characterised during the Franco regime by heavy state intervention, no free trade unions, the prohibition of strikes and lock-outs, a low female participation rate and paternalistic legislation to one that is flexible, but marked by consistently high unemployment.



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Gold: Ready For A Move Higher To About US$1320/Oz

The yellow metal fell 4% in the three months from the end of June — a decline that analysts at Wisdom Tree do not believe is justified by the 11 basis-point rise in bond yields and 0.4% gain in the US dollar over the period. Rather, gold’s poor performance seems to have been driven by a collapse in sentiment.



The economic cold war between the US and China is here to stay

China-US Friendship Goes Deeper Than Fights Over Trade, Pollution

James Rice via Caixin | The U.S. media’s daily narrative on China and the U.S.-China relationship paint a bleak picture: Pollution, exchange rates, ghost cities, protectionism, and unfair trade practices dominate the story. Rather, we should remember that historically, China and the U.S. have been friends and have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship.