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The Power of Zeros

Markets | May 30, 2019

It has been 10 years since stock markets bottomed in 2008-09 following the financial turmoil caused by excessive leverage. Since then, many central banks globally have reduced interest rates to zero and collectively injected over US$10 trillion dollars into the economy. If you are wondering how many zeros there are…

Sound Bites with Alfred Lam – Part II

Markets, Webcasts | May 14, 2019

You asked your questions, and Alfred answered!  Over the course of the last four weeks, we’ve compiled a number of common “what’s going on the world” questions that come out of our meetings with you – our clients.  We then asked an expert that we ourselves trust for his perspective…

Seizing Opportunities

Markets | Apr 30, 2019

Over the first quarter of 2019, global economies continued to slow, Brexit and U.S.-China trade remained uncertain, but the key theme was the pivot in U.S. Federal Reserve policy. Expectations went from rate hike to rate cut within a month, one of the most dramatic changes in the Fed’s history,…

The Fed is the new macro

Markets | Apr 1, 2019

Stock markets have rallied significantly and consistently since 2009 when central banks cut interest rates to zero and increased the money supply through quantitative easing (QE) programs. Ten years later, these measures are largely still in place. Even though it is not their mandate, central banks have been supporting financial…