On Wednesday 27 March, Theresa May pledged to resign for the next phase of Brexit if her Brexit withdrawal agreement gets passed. The EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday that UK will either face a no-deal Brexit with a short extension on departure or a longer extension provided May’s deal is approved.
US Treasury yields dipped on Monday 25 March and kept tumbling until Wednesday. Two-year bond yield fell to the lowest level in 13 months, together with loss on ten-year and thirty-year bond yields, driven by investors’ concerns on the economic slowdown and the central bank’s increasingly dovish stance.
On Thursday 28 March, China’s Premier Li Keqiang announced that China will allow broader cloud access for foreign technology companies to domestic cloud computing market, a step toward reaching trade agreement after months-long negotiations with the US.
On Friday 29 March, US Personal and Disposable Personal Income for February were published, both increasing by 0.2% compared to January numbers.
Eurozone unemployment rate for February will be released on Monday 1 April, expected at 7.8%.
US unemployment rate for March will be released on Friday 5 April and is expected at 3.8%.
-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 01/03/2019
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