An interesting paradox is becoming visible in Expert Investor’s investment sentiment data: while fund buyers’ appetite for risky assets is on the up, their macroeconomic outlook is going the other way.
Investors brace for decline in dividends
Two thirds of institutional investors expect European companies to reduce their dividends or keep them unchanged this year, according to research conducted by Source, the ETF provider.
Is oil facing a final washout?
The news over the weekend that the sanctions against Iran have been lifted took very few people by surprise, but the confirmation that the country is back among the global oil-producing fold does bode ill for prices.
Norway launches review of oil fund equity allocation
The Norwegian government has launched a review of the asset allocation of the national oil fund ‘Statens pensjonsfond utland’. The purpose of the review is especially to determine whether its current exposure of 60% to equities should be increased.
Oil slide could get worse, won’t get much better
The news that Brent Crude oil slipped below $35 a barrel for the first time since 2004 on Wednesday should come as little surprise.
Oil price plunge looms large on investors’ minds
The plunge in oil has moved front and centre in investors’ market thinking despite the looming Fed rate decision, experts say. But not all the thinking is negative.
Arild Orgland – Looking for the like-minded
Industrifinans’s Arild Orgland explains why he is a big UCITS fan and talks about how he scours the fund world for
managers who think in the same way that he does.
Investors get foretaste of bond market plunge
While government bond yields and, in particular, gilt, bund and treasury yields have all been rising in recent weeks (German 10 year yields doubled last week) the last few days have seen sudden, sharp moves that have seen investors lose significant amounts of capital. As one investor put it to Portfolio Adviser on Thursday, if […]
Plummeting oil price dominates markets
The continued plummeting of the price of oil is dominating global markets as the final month of 2014 begins.
Gold and oil trackers in favour with investors
Gold and oil ETP’s are seeing the longest stretch of consecutive positive flows since October 2012