The current era of monetary policy began with the collapse of the Bretton Woods system. Recurrent crises and increasingly experimental policy suggest we may be close to another shift in the monetary regime.
The meetings between OPEC and non-OPEC producers to negotiate a production freeze to rescue oil prices ended in failure. This note considers the reasons for the failure to agree and the implications for oil prices in the remainder of 2016.
Credit spreads reached three-year highs in mid-February before largely ending up almost exactly where they started following a series of supportive central bank announcements. For a comprehensive guide to Insight's fixed income team views follow the link below...
Following a surprisingly accommodative series of central bank announcements this year we have lowered our major policy rate
projections. Over the next 12 months we anticipate two rate risesin the US, one in the UK (absent a Brexit scenario) and no rate activity in the eurozone...
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* Source: Insight Investment as at 31 March 2016.