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When investing in companies of a lower credit quality, loss given default risk is the key threat that investors have to assess. Consequently, covenant protection is a crucial consideration before lending capital to a company ..

In reaction to comments around Brexit at today’s Autumn Budget, Michael Metcalfe, global head of macro strategy for at State Street Global Markets offers his views...

Aberdeen Standard Investments Senior Investment Manager James Athey comments:..

Comments on today’s ECB meeting and global fixed income themes from the Global Bond Team...

UK CPI is now within a hair’s breadth of requiring a letter to the Chancellor. RPI increased to 3.9% from 3.6%, which was also above expectations...

This week, focus will be on the extension of the appropriations bill and on the (very low) risk of a federal government shutdown. .....

The British government has capitulated once again in the negotiations over its exit from the European Union. Nonetheless, an agreement may not be within reach all the same. Setback in the process of approving the tax reform in the United States......

The consequences for Europe are not necessarily negative. The fallout on the economy is likely to be negligible given the strength of the underlying momentum......

The House approved its version of the tax reform bill, which introduces tax cuts worth 1.4 trillion dollars in 2018-27........

Based on BIS estimates of the credit gap, the risk of credit bubbles is far greater in China than in the advanced countries were monetary accommodation has been more aggressive.........

Many vacant seats on the Federal Reserve Board still to be filled........

Equity market sentiment remains buoyant and largely unimpressed by the Economic Policy Uncertainty Indicator, which is stuck at a high level. ...

US small cap indices like the Russell 2000 and the US high yield indices were temporally retreating, while the US volatility index (VIX) has rebounded from its one year low…...

November is generally thought to be a bleak month – but at the moment, there is nothing bleak about it, at least not on the capital markets.....

Autumn has started and the weather is getting rough – but the markets are experiencing a second spring.......

“Creative disruption” – an expression inspired by Schumpeter’s “creative destruction” – was the unspoken leitmotif of Allianz Global Investors’ most recent Investment Forum. This time the Forum was devoted to three types of disruption: technological, political and  investment- related disruptions........

The US cities of Houston and Miami were battered by two super hurricanes, causing severe damages to lives and properties........

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