There are several global events and themes on our radar for the remainder of 2019 and moving into 2020. Those who recognise the utility of bonds in a broader investment portfolio should take note of these broader conditions.
One of the most fundamental aspects of investing is the decision between active and passive approaches to portfolio management. Each has their own objective and is suited to a certain circumstances, in particular the prevailing monetary conditions.
It’s difficult to predict the short-term future of the US economy. While it is expected to exhibit slow but steady growth in 2020, with far less volatility than we saw this year, overall readings over the past few months have been very mixed and paint a conflicting picture.