Weekly Macro Strategy – More Bumps On The Road To The Finish Line – March 24, 2023



Weekly Macro Strategy – More Bumps On The Road To The Finish Line – March 24, 2023
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Fragile sentiment relating to banks may linger for a while longer, but DM regulators will ultimately do whatever it takes to restore confidence in their banking systems…


Emerging Markets Fixed Income – EM Debt: Resilient And Poised To Outperform – March 23, 2023
 · Emerging Markets · Fixed Income · 

The return outlook for both EM local currency (EMLCD) and U.S. dollar debt may appear unappealing at first glance given how tight spreads are against their U.S. counterparts.


Theme – Making Money During China’s Demographic Decline – March 21, 2023
 · Emerging Markets · Themes · 

China’s official population count for 2022 was published in January and showed 9.6m births, outweighed by 10.4m deaths.


Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – Better Growth Supports EM Currency Appreciation – March 16, 2023
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

We continue to see good odds of improving global growth conditions this year, with a reopening in China now gaining momentum…


Weekly Macro Strategy – A Widening Gap: Deleveraged Versus Weak Link Economies – March 10, 2023
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The risk-on phase seems likely to persist for as long as DM long-term bond markets are relatively calm, because recently only the short-end of the curve has reacted to rising policy rate expectations.


China – Surveys Show Recovery, Hard Data Will Follow – March 9, 2023
 · Emerging Markets · 

“Soft” data from surveys are showing China’s robust recovery is underway, but the usual seasonal distortions in hard data make it difficult to calibrate the implications for overall economic momentum for the time being.


Emerging Market Equities – More Than Just A China Bounce? – February 28, 2023
 · Emerging Markets · Equities · 

With China’s earnings momentum already improving and a material economic rebound under way this year, Chinese stocks are well set to outperform their EM and DM peers.


Weekly Macro Strategy – Service Sectors Gain Momentum, Bond Yields Are Next – February 24, 2023
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The global economic outlook has brightened: service sector activity is strengthening, especially in the euro area and Asia.


Weekly Macro Strategy – Markets Are Still Betting On 2% Inflation – February 17, 2023
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The tactical risk-on phase should persist until DM government bond yields break out on the upside.


Equities – Global Trade Is Key To The Earnings Outlook – February 16, 2023
 · Equities · 

There remains considerable uncertainty about the economic outlook, but we have been and remain more constructive than the consensus…


Webcast – Profiting From Understanding The Cycle – (7min:42sec) – February 14, 2023
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In this Webcast Phillip Colmar focuses on the economic and investment cycles.


Weekly Macro Strategy – Does The Fed Really, Really Mean It? – February 10, 2023
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Global growth will improve, particularly in the euro area and Asia.


Absolute Return Strategy – Investors Misinterpret The Cycle Yet Again – February 10, 2023
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Investors are now progressively capitulating to our more upbeat macro view, which has provided a boost for risk assets.


Theme – Investors Misinterpret The Cycle Yet Again – February 10, 2023
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China – Services Rebound, Broader Consumption Should Follow – February 9, 2023
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The traditional travel boom during the Lunar New Year holiday period took place in January…


Weekly Macro Strategy – Risk Assets Revel From An (Expected) Rate Pause – January 27, 2023
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We remain positioned for a further period of risk-on, as headline inflation will steadily decelerate in the first half of 2023 and DM central banks will soon pause their rate hikes.


Emerging Markets Fixed Income – Goldilocks Favors EM Debt – January 19, 2023
 · Emerging Markets · Fixed Income · 

For an investor whose only insight into the EM debt asset class is a chart plotting the spread between EM debt and U.S. Treasury bonds…


Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – EM Will Break Free Of The Dollar’s Chokehold In 2023 – January 12, 2023
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed a dizzying array of global economic forces that have dominated the EM currency landscape.


Webcast – Don’t Worry, Be Happy? At Least For Now – (11min:23sec) – January 11, 2023
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In this week’s Webcast, global strategist Peter Perkins discusses MRB’s asset allocation recommendations and the outlook for investment strategy.


Asset Allocation Strategy – Navigating An Unusual Cycle – January 6, 2023
 · Asset Allocation · 

The economic, policy and capital markets landscape remains unusual by any historical standard, thereby complicating investment strategy.


China – Re-Opening Is Palpable, If Not Yet Measurable – January 5, 2023
 · Emerging Markets · 

High frequency data and anecdotal evidence suggest that Chinese workers and consumers are shaking off the tsunami of infections arising from the sudden abandonment of the COVID-zero policy.


Webcast – Investment Strategy For 2023 – (9min:20sec) – January 3, 2023
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In this Webcast Phillip Colmar focuses on the key portfolio tilts that we recommend in 2023.


Absolute Return Strategy – Positioning For 2023 – December 22, 2022
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For much of 2022, global portfolios were confronted with the lethal combination of decisively weaker global economic growth


2023 Regional Equities Outlook – Positioning For A Resilient Global Economy – December 22, 2022
 · Equities · 

A resilient global economy, elevated U.S. earnings and valuations, and an expected further depreciation of the U.S. dollar


Webinar – Best Ideas For 2023 – (77min:03sec) – December 14, 2022
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MRB’s senior research team provide a series of high-conviction and non-consensus ideas for setting investment strategy in 2023.


Weekly Macro Strategy – Bond Bulls Are Doubling Down Again – December 9, 2022
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The risk-on phase will persist in the near run, aided by a decline in headline inflation and the pause in the cyclical uptrend in DM government bond yields.


MRB TradeBook – Tightening Stops – December 9, 2022
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2023 China Outlook – How Much Growth Will Reopening Deliver? – December 8, 2022
 · Emerging Markets · 

China’s COVID-zero response to the pandemic combined risky political assumptions, faulty epidemiology, and catastrophic economic consequences…


Roundtable – 2023 Outlook For Emerging Market Investing – (60min:00sec) – December 7, 2022
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Today’s Roundtable featured Mehran Nakhjavani and Amr Abdel Khalek discussing MRB’s views for economic growth and asset markets in the emerging markets, covering the following topics:


Weekly Macro Strategy – Goldilocks For A While – November 25, 2022
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Stay tactically positioned for risk-on; equity markets have the potential to rebound for as long as government bond markets stay calm.