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Scrabbling around for income
July 2020: Coronavirus shutdowns have triggered the worst recession since the Great Depression. Like a depth charge dropped against a submarine, we’ve felt the shockwave but have yet to see how much debris floats to the surface. Ratings agencies suggest the damage is serious and that default rates will soar.
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Ruffer Radio: Cold War II
July 2020: Alexander Chartres, Investment Director and resident geopolitics specialist, explores the shifting sands of world order. He discusses the deteriorating relationship between the US and China and considers the implications of a new world disorder – on companies, portfolios and our everyday lives.
COVID-19 and the dawn of a new market era
April 2020: The era of monetary dominance is over. Helicopter money signals investment regime changes ahead.
Gravity: suspended until further notice
February 2020: What on earth is going on? Gravity is a universal constant. But it turns out that zero interest rates can suspend it – in financial markets, at least.
Has We killed the unicorns?
October 2019: WeWork’s ill-fated IPO is the tip of an iceberg
Playing chicken with a crocodile
July 2019: Low rates and quantitative easing (QE) have created another asset bubble
Infini-QE: helicopter money
April 2019: Central bank policies have favoured the ‘haves’ and the ‘have yachts’. Quantitative easing in the next crisis might look very different
Triple B or not triple B? That is the question…
January 2019: Growing risks in corporate debt markets spell big trouble – and big opportunities
Brexit bargains for Christmas?
November 2018: UK stocks are attractive on a free cash flow basis compared with the rest of the world
The corporate credit canary – is US corporate debt on borrowed time?
August 2018: The risk of soaring corporate debt is being ignored
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