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Catalonian Independence And The Stock Market

2018-01-16 seekingalpha
Precisely when and how markets factor expectations of political change into valuations can be difficult to pinpoint. Lately, however, we've become accustomed to political reversals and upheavals having a significant impact, both immediate and long term, on equity market performance - think Brexit and UK stocks, for instance. The Catalonian independence movement in Spain is the most striking current example of this phenomenon, with a clear effect on both Spanish and Eurozone stock market performance in 2017. (2-0)

Cost of no Brexit deal

2018-01-12 thestar.com.my
Bad timing: In the worst-case scenario May will fail to secure a two-year transition to ease the passage for businesses, a situation that in London alone may create 87,000 fewer jobs and usher in 10 years of lower growth. — AFP (4-0)

Brexit Bulletin: 482,000 Jobs? - Bloomberg

2018-01-11 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (9-0)

Cost of No Brexit Deal? 500,000 Fewer U.K. Jobs, New Study Shows - Bloomberg

2018-01-11 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (4-0)

May to Meet U.K. Financiers to Discuss Post-Brexit Trade Deal - Bloomberg

2018-01-10 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (9-0)

World stocks rally starts slowing

2018-01-08 themalaymailonline
The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. — Reuters picLONDON, Jan 8 — A global 2018 stock market rally showed signs of losing momentum today as New York and London stocks stalled, but Asia and eurozone markets powered on. (2-0)

Index Idea: U.S. Equity Response To Tax Reform

2018-01-04 seekingalpha
Market indexes measuring large cap U.S. equities, particularly domestic-oriented large cap U.S. equities, saw quite a boost in late November and December as the new U.S. tax plan gained momentum in Congress, leading to its eventual passage. (2-0)

Integrating ESG Into Your Multi-Factor Investing Strategy

2018-01-03 seekingalpha
In a previous post, I discussed how a tilt-tilt approach to multi-factor index construction can minimize the dilution of competing factors while still maintaining diversification. But there's yet another benefit to consider: the tilt-tilt approach can be extended to encompass environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations. (2-0)

Growing Activist Focus on Europe Adds Urgency to Avoid Campaigns - Bloomberg

2017-12-27 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (11-0)

Index IDEA: Santa Claus Rally For U.S. Small Caps?

2017-12-21 seekingalpha
US small cap stocks are riding a strong 2017 as we near the Christmas holiday, with a 14.2% return for US small cap Russell 2000® Index year-to-date as of December 15. However, US small cap watchers expecting a "Santa Claus Rally"- a strong return between Christmas and New Year - for this asset class can consider historical figures from FTSE Russell. (2-0)

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Dec 20

2017-12-20 reuters
Dec 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. (6-0)

London Stock Exchange chairman wins vote to keep job - Channel NewsAsia

2017-12-19 channelnewsasia
LONDON: London Stock Exchange chairman Donald Brydon on Tuesday (Dec 19) won shareholder backing to keep his job after an activist investor demanded his removal following the contested departure of CEO Xavier Rolet. (5-0)

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Dec 18

2017-12-18 reuters
Dec 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. (2-0)

China, UK vow to bolster economic cooperation, speed up stock connect plan

2017-12-16 in.reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Britain have vowed to continue and strengthen cooperation on a wide range of economic, financial and trade issues, including speeding the introduction of a London-Shanghai stock connect program. (2-0)

China, UK vow to strengthen economic, financial cooperation

2017-12-16 in.reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Britain have vowed to continue and strengthen cooperation on a wide range of economic, financial and trade issues, including speeding the introduction of a London-Shanghai stock connect programme. (2-0)