Trump announced his decision to impose a tariff of 25% on imported steel and 10% on aluminium in order to protect the US domestic industries. Canada and Mexico will be exempted from these tariffs if NAFTA talks succeed.
A goal for mutual trade and investment of £65bn was agreed between the U.K. and Saudi Arabia during the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed in London on Wednesday.
Bitcoin experienced a 10% drop after a warning from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that many online trading platforms should register with the agency. This triggered a sharp sell-off in cryptocurrency markets.
US CPI YOY will be released on Tuesday March 13 and is expected to increase by 2.2%.
Japanese PPI YOY will be released on Monday March 12 with an expected change of 2.6%.
A score of -1.0 indicates an extremely poor economic outlook, which is accompanied by a high probability of negative returns in risky asset classes like equities. The Risk Barometer tilts our portfolios away from equities during such periods.
A score of 0 indicates a neutral economic outlook with almost equal probability of positive and negative returns in risky asset classes like equities. The Risk Barometer maintains a balance between equities and other asset classes during such periods.
A score of +1.0 indicates an extremely positive economic outlook, which is accompanied by a high probability of positive returns in risky asset classes like equities. The Risk Barometer tilts our portfolios towards equities during such periods.
*as at latest realignment 28/02/18
The performance of each asset class is represented by certain Exchange Traded Funds available to UK investors and expressed in GBP terms selected by Copia Capital Management to represent that asset class, as reported at previous Thursday 4:30pm UK close. Reference to a particular asset class does not represent a recommendation to seek exposure to that asset class. This information is included for comparison purposes for the period stated, but is not an indicator of potential maximum loss for other periods or in the future.