Most recent articles by Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM
Safe-haven assets rally as geopolitical tensions rise
Last week, we saw safe-haven assets rally- the gold price shot up by over 2%, while 10-year benchmark yields in the US, the Eurozone and the UK dropped.
Bond yields fall and pound drops after surprise BoE vote
Last week, we saw German government bonds outperformed their US and British peers, as risk-free yields fell on both sides of the Atlantic.
Stocks up, bonds down? Not at the moment!
If you spent your entire working life in the 21st century, you may find yourself assuming that equity and bond market returns are inversely related most of the time.
Factor correlations change as spotlight shifts to Europe
During the first half of this year, we saw a notable shift in major risk factor correlations, in particular between equity and foreign exchange returns.
Swiss franc risk higher after central bank comments
Last week, we saw the Swiss franc depreciate strongly versus the USD.