ECB worries have receded, but Fed policy doubts have some pundits on the defensive

Jul 08 20:07 2019 Print This Article

I spent the past week in Knoxville, Tennessee, watching my daughter’s basketball team play in a national tournament. I am the unofficial scorekeeper of the team, which makes the experience even more interesting, as I track the games on a variety of metrics. What I found is that the risks to my daughter’s team were different in each game, depending on the abilities of the opposing team. It reminded me that various market environments present different risks and, just as quickly as one game ends and a new game against a different team begins, so too can environments change.

And that’s what we saw last week. One major risk that I have worried about for a year now was the potential for the next European Central Bank (ECB) president to be a monetary policy hawk. I felt that would create a significant headwind for European markets, given that current ECB President Mario Draghi’s dovishness had driven down systemic stress during his tenure. However, that risk dissipated last week with the nomination of Christine Lagarde for the ECB presidency.

Read More

About Article Author

Trimark Investments Blog

As one of Canada’s leading investment management companies, Trimark Investments is singularly focused on putting investors' interests first. Invesco Canada offers a diversified suite of investment solutions to investors across the country and around the world. The blog is comprised of portfolio managers, who are often asked about their views on various investment-, market- and economy-related topics and how these views impact investment decisions. Trimark Investment blog intends to answer the questions Invesco Canada is frequently asked.

Related Items

The state of COVID-19 testing

In these unprecedented times, we know that controlling the spread of novel coronavirus requires social distancing and testing. While all of us are doing our parts to stay at home, there’s a lot of confusion, chaos and frustration surrounding coronavirus testing in the US.  Before going further, ...

Version One quarterly news and COVID-19 response

This has been the longest quarter ever. Early January seems like an eternity ago. Countries, communities and households have been turned upside down.  This time of year, we normally provide a portfolio update that highlights the various product launches, accolades and funding announcements from th ...

Market Update: Investors Optimistic as Global Economies Reopen

The quickest bear market in the history of the US S&P 500 turned into the best 50-day bull market rally in history in May. By market close on June 3, 2020, the S&P 500 Index was up 37.7% from its March 23, 2020 low. This bullish investor sentiment has been based on the continued decline in new coro ...

Precipitate Gold $PRG.V $PREIF Adds Major Barrick Gold $GOLD as Shareholder

Precipitate Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on exploring and advancing its mineral property interests in the Pueblo Viejo Mining Camp and Tireo Gold Trend of the Dominican Republic. Precipitate is also actively evaluating additional high-impact property acquisitions with the pot ...

Biggest Gold Asset in S. America Got New CEO with Great M&A Record

During this quarantine I have been blessed to speak to some extremely successful entrepreneurs in the mining sector.  It has been during this pandemic crisis that opportunities arise for astute investors who can think quickly.   Many smart investors who left the mining sector to real estate, cann ...

A deep retrofit of homes and buildings is the megaproject Canada needs

Ramping down carbon emissions from homes and buildings can help us rebuild Canada’s economy after the pandemic. ...

The best instant approval credit cards in Canada

The approval process for a new credit card can be a daunting one, especially if you have to wait several days for confirmation before your personal card is printed and mailed to your home. Luckily, many credit cards now have instant approval, making the application process much quicker and less str ...

Episode 3: Can We Prepare Our Communities for the Future of Work?

As the labor market goes through an evolution that started long before the pandemic, our communities are being transformed as well. In many cases that means good things, as when successful companies hire and prosperity increases. Other times there are less-positive spin-offs, with some people being ...