On Monday October 28, Boris Johnson offered to hold an early general election on December 12 and on Thursday October 31, the proposal became law after passing UK House of Commons and approved by Queen Elizabeth II.
On Wednesday October 30, the US Fed cut the interest rate the third time in 2019 by 25bps taking the federal funds target range down to 1.50%-1.75% and the decision was again backed by considerations of “muted inflationary pressures” and “global developments for the economic outlook”.
On Friday, Google announced an acquisition of the smartwatch company Fitbit for $2.1bn, or $7.35 per share to seek development in fitness tracking area.
Last week, US employment data for October was released. The nonfarm payroll employment increased by 128,000, topping the estimate of 90,000 and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5%, the lowest level in 50 years.
On Thursday November 7, analysts expect the Bank of England to hold its current interest rate at 0.75%.
China CPI for October will be announced on Saturday November 9, with an expectation of 3.2% 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 31/10/19
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