On Monday September 10 the Executive chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, announced his decision to retire as chairman while remaining on the company’s board at least until the 2020 annual shareholders meeting.
On Tuesday September 11 Bitcoin dropped 8% to a 10-month low after the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first enforcement action against a Crypto Hedge Fund.
On Thursday September 10 BoE, ECB and Turkey announced their interest rate decisions. BoE and ECB decided to leave rates unchanged at 0.75% and 0% respectively while Turkey hiked their interest rate sharply from 17.75% to 24% due to high inflation, which hit 17.9% last month.
On Tuesday, the UK revealed the unemployment rate for three months ending in July, which remained at a 43-year low of 4% with wages growing at an annual rate of 2.9%.
Eurozone CPI will be released on Monday September 17 and is expected to come in at 2.0% YoY.
UK CPI will be released on Wednesday September 19 and is expected to come in at 2.4% YoY.
-1.0 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.
0.0 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.
+1.0 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 31/08/18
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