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Nick Price
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: EM outperformance could be sustained, if commodities are a guide

This week’s Chart Room shows the historical correlation of EM equities with commodities, which suggests that the breakout could be sustained.

Nick Price + 1 other | 8 April 2021

Richard Edgar
Podcast 39 min listen

March's Rich Pickings podcast: The Testing of The Fed and other tales of central bank credibility

"Maintaining the debt is an important part of central banks' objectives even if they don't openly talk about it," says head of global macro Salman Ahmed.

Richard Edgar + 4 others | 6 April 2021

Terry Raven
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Energy and industrials sectors to bounce back in 2021

Revenue growth this year could be strongest in the sectors worst affected by Covid-19, according to Fidelity International’s latest monthly analyst survey.

Terry Raven + 1 other | 1 April 2021

Cian O'Sullivan
Article 3 min read

Investors should tread carefully around warehouses

Investor interest in logistics property has jumped but the surge in demand has left some parts of the market looking mispriced.

Cian O'Sullivan + 1 other | 1 April 2021

Matthew Siddle
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Retail investors pile into the fastest growing stocks

Retail investors' market participation is extreme not only in volume, but also concentration.

Matthew Siddle + 2 others | 25 March 2021

Timothy Foster
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: A Goldilocks spot for inflation-linked bonds

We see a sweet spot in inflation-linked bonds with maturities ranging from 1 year to 10 years.

Timothy Foster + 1 other | 18 March 2021

Salman Ahmed
Article 2 min read

Fed acknowledges change in reaction function

Fed reiterates guidance and maintains asset purchase programme, despite a significant upgrade to growth and inflation projections.

Salman Ahmed | 17 March 2021

Paras Anand
Article 4 min read

Flows vs friction

Growth opportunities in post-pandemic Asia are set to propel a long-term boom in equity capital markets, as the region draws in ever greater inflows.

Paras Anand | 17 March 2021

Tomohiro Ikawa
Blog 4 min read

Japanese companies are more sustainable than many believe

ESG is growing in importance for Japanese firms.

Tomohiro Ikawa | 16 March 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Corporate ESG focus reverts to pre-Covid priorities

An economic rebound could bring with it a reversion to pre-pandemic priorities in environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 11 March 2021

Ned Salter
Video 45 min watch

Fidelity Live: The Analysts on ESG and the financial sector (webcast replay)

What asset managers can do to guide the financial sector in the right direction when it comes to sustainability.

Ned Salter + 3 others | 4 March 2021

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 1 min read

Reflation revives outlook for UK equities

Signs of reflation are sparking hopes that UK equities will benefit from a vaccine-led reopening of the economy.

George Efstathopoulos | 4 March 2021

Dhananjay Phadnis
Blog 4 min read

Sustainability is key for value creation

How should we quantify the valuation impact of sustainable investing?

Dhananjay Phadnis + 1 other | 2 March 2021

Ned Salter
Podcast 36 min listen

Rich Pickings: The Analyst Survey episode

The results are in for Fidelity's annual Analyst Survey. We pick apart the key findings to discover what our sector experts expect for the year ahead.

Ned Salter + 3 others | 1 March 2021

Terry Raven
Article 6 min read

Analyst Survey 2021: Counting down the days

Confidence is high despite the threat of new variants; ESG emphasis rises again.

Terry Raven + 2 others | 1 March 2021

Kim Politzer
Article 3 min read

Four real estate trends to watch as economies reopen

After a tumultuous 2020, we believe there are four main themes that will determine real estate trends for this year and the decade to come.

Kim Politzer + 1 other | 1 March 2021

Salman Ahmed
Blog 3 min read

Market questions central bank credibility

Markets are testing central banks’ resolve to keep rates low.

Salman Ahmed | 26 February 2021

Max Stainton
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Staying afloat amid a rising tide of debt

Central banks have been playing a key role in keeping higher debt loads affordable.

Max Stainton + 2 others | 25 February 2021

Timothy Foster
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Keep an eye on housing rents when tracking inflation

Some key considerations make us more constructive on US rents for the year ahead, particularly soaring home purchase prices.

Timothy Foster + 1 other | 18 February 2021

Jon Guinness
Blog 4 min read

Policing the platforms: Why social media needs independent guidelines

Social media firms must create rules for content and independent oversight boards or they could face threats to their long-term viability.

Jon Guinness + 3 others | 11 February 2021

Rahul Srivatsa
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Risk-on and on, with caveats

Caution and careful positioning are important from here, based on the latest readings from Fidelity’s risk aversion indicator.

Rahul Srivatsa + 2 others | 10 February 2021

Victoria Mio
Blog 3 min read

What’s ahead for China’s markets in the Year of the Ox

Investors keen to see whether China’s bull market can keep charging ahead in the lunar Year of the Ox will be focused on recovery and monetary policy.

Victoria Mio + 3 others | 7 February 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan

Fidelity's three sustainable investing themes for 2021

Fidelity sees three major sustainable investment trends taking shape in 2021.

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 4 February 2021

Anthony Doyle
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Emerging markets and the reopening trade

Emerging EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Latin American stocks are particularly well positioned to reap the benefits of reopening.

Anthony Doyle + 1 other | 4 February 2021

Fabio Riccelli
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: The return of the value super-cycle?

In this week’s Chart Room, we look at both sides of the long-standing debate between value and growth investment styles, as seen from both Europe and China.

Fabio Riccelli + 3 others | 28 January 2021

Yuanlin Lang
Blog 4 min read

China, the West and the rest: how vaccine rollouts are progressing

With little fanfare, China is firing on all cylinders to vaccinate tens of millions of people, even as domestic spread of the virus appears mild.

Yuanlin Lang + 1 other | 28 January 2021

Sebastian Morton-Clark
Podcast 50 min listen

January's Rich Pickings podcast: The big vaccine rollout episode

"China's rebound is like watching a movie," says Portfolio Manager Amit Lodha in January's Rich Pickings.

Sebastian Morton-Clark + 5 others | 26 January 2021

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: After the Gold Rush

Is it time to take profits in gold?

Stuart Rumble + 1 other | 21 January 2021

Velislava Dimitrova
Blog 5 min read

ESGenius: Slashing emissions will fuel green growth for decades

Existing climate technologies can benefit from the huge investment required to decarbonise at pace.

Velislava Dimitrova | 21 January 2021

Louise Fribourg
Blog 2 min read

January FLI update: Fiscal good news offsets near-term softening

The FLI Cycle Tracker remains in the ‘top-right’ quadrant with growth above trend and improving, albeit momentum has softened for a second month.

Louise Fribourg + 1 other | 18 January 2021

Steve Ellis
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: A liquidity tide for the record books

2020 brought us new high-water marks in the US for both money supply growth and the personal savings rate.

Steve Ellis | 13 January 2021

Richard Edgar
Podcast 43 min listen

Rich Pickings podcast: (What) A Year in Review

For the final episode of the year Fidelity's Global Chief Investment Officer discusses the market history that was made and the lessons to take from 2020.

Richard Edgar + 3 others | 11 January 2021

Matthew Jennings
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Democratic sweep could transform ESG regulation in the US

New political leadership could reverse US rules on sustainable investing.

Matthew Jennings | 8 January 2021

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Chinese stocks, playing catchup, finally retrace 2015 highs

But the rally in China’s main onshore index still lags its US and global counterparts.

George Efstathopoulos + 2 others | 7 January 2021

Salman Ahmed
Blog 3 min read

Reflationary thesis strengthens as Democrats win slim Senate majority

Reflationary thesis strengthens as Democrats win slim Senate majority

Salman Ahmed | 7 January 2021

Salman Ahmed
Blog 2 min read

Brexit agreement: A respite from uncertainty

What investors are looking at after UK exits the European Union

Salman Ahmed | 4 January 2021

Daisy Ho
Blog 3 min read

New survey finds silver linings to China’s pension challenges

As China faces the formidable task of building a private pension industry from scratch, it can count on the blessing of residents’ financial wellness.

Daisy Ho | 22 December 2020

George Efstathopoulos
Article 2 min read

Chart Room: China government bond yields catch their breath

Chart Room: China government bond yields catch their breath

George Efstathopoulos + 1 other | 17 December 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 6 min read

Three sustainable investing themes for 2021

Climate change combined with nature loss, employee welfare and digital ethics are core engagement themes for 2021.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 15 December 2020

Dhananjay Phadnis
Video 47 min watch

Fidelity International on Asset TV's ESG masterclass

Portfolio Manager Dhananjay Phadnis joins peers from Nuveen and Redington in this ESG masterclass.

Dhananjay Phadnis | 15 December 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Video 60 min watch

Fidelity Live: CIO Outlook 2021 - replay

Our CIOs share their outlook for the year ahead.

Andrew McCaffery + 3 others | 11 December 2020

Adrian Benedict
Article 10 min read

Offices are not dead, but they will need to evolve

Despite the surge in working from home in 2020, offices will remain vital for many types of business. But they will need to evolve.

Adrian Benedict + 1 other | 10 December 2020

Anthony Doyle
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Weakening dollar gives emerging markets a shot in the arm

Emerging markets may be helped further along by the weaker outlook for the US dollar.

Anthony Doyle + 3 others | 10 December 2020

Amit Goel
Article 4 min read

Unlocking India’s structural opportunities: 10 charts

Reforms and new infrastructure paving the way for manufacturing investment and employment will be key to unlocking India’s next stage of development.

Amit Goel + 2 others | 9 December 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 32 min listen

China stewardship podcast: Witness an evolution

Hear what exclusive research on shareholder action in China says about the changing face of Chinese companies and their investors.

Richard Edgar + 5 others | 7 December 2020

Oli Shakir-Khalil
Article 1 min read

Chart Room: Deploying the fiscal firehose

Chart Room: Deploying the fiscal firehose

Oli Shakir-Khalil + 2 others | 3 December 2020

Fidelity International
Article 1 min read

Building solid foundations: Fidelity International China Stewardship Report 2020

Fidelity International's inaugural China Stewardship Report shows steady progress in investment stewardship and implementing ESG at domestic A-share companies.

Fidelity International | 30 November 2020

Paras Anand
Podcast 46 min listen

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Belt and Road

What China's flagship economic initiative can tell investors about the country and where it goes next.

Paras Anand + 6 others | 30 November 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 51 min listen

November's Rich Pickings: Outlook 2021

Fidelity's chief investment officers discuss the paths they're taking in the year ahead.

Richard Edgar + 5 others | 27 November 2020

Neil Cable
Article 4 min read

Real estate in 2021: Unique challenges will accelerate structural trends

Offices will continue to be in demand post-Covid, but their usage will evolve.

Neil Cable | 27 November 2020

Neil Cable
Article 4 min read

Real estate in 2021: Unique challenges will accelerate structural trends

Offices will continue to be in demand post-Covid, but their usage will evolve.

Neil Cable | 27 November 2020

Louise Fribourg
Article 2 min read

Chart Room: Oil vs gold - two sides of the reopening trade

Chart Room: Oil vs gold - two sides of the reopening trade

Louise Fribourg + 2 others | 26 November 2020

Gita Bal
Article 4 min read

Fidelity Analyst Survey: Company debt may have peaked already

While most analysts expect debt levels at their companies to stay the same or fall next year, it is becoming a greater factor in management decision making.

Gita Bal + 3 others | 26 November 2020

Alvin Cheng
Blog 3 min read

China bond defaults signal a coming of age as state safety net shrinks

Bond defaults by state-owned enterprises have rattled China’s onshore credit markets. We see this as an important if painful step in curtailing moral hazard.

Alvin Cheng + 1 other | 24 November 2020

Ian Samson
Article 2 min read

Chart Room: Asia’s export engine supercharged by new trade deal

Chart Room: Asia’s export engine supercharged by new trade deal

Ian Samson + 2 others | 19 November 2020

James Durance
Blog 3 min read

European high yield: The curious case of the defaults that didn’t happen

At the height of the March crash, defaults looked set to soar. The reality turned out to be very different.

James Durance + 1 other | 12 November 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: The clear link between ESG and returns

How have stocks that scored high for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors held up amid the Covid-19 fallout?

Jenn-Hui Tan + 3 others | 12 November 2020

Bertrand Lecourt
Article 5 min read

China takes aim at trash

A massive nationwide effort is underway to improve China's waste management systems.

Bertrand Lecourt + 3 others | 11 November 2020

Louise Fribourg
Blog 2 min read

Fidelity Leading Indicator extends strong momentum of recovery

FLI-implied activity appears to be heading to levels only slightly below the pre-COVID peak, despite pockets of impact from renewed mobility restrictions.

Louise Fribourg + 1 other | 11 November 2020

Paras Anand
Blog 2 min read

US Elections: As the dust settles

Beyond the elections, the longer-term focus is on the US domestic economy, regionalisation of global trade, and the resilience of emerging and Asian markets.

Paras Anand | 8 November 2020

Gita Bal
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Some sectors may be set for a margin squeeze

The latest reading from our monthly analyst survey shows which companies are struggling with inflationary pressure but also weaker pricing power.

Gita Bal + 4 others | 5 November 2020

Salman Ahmed
Blog 4 min read

US election outcomes: Implications for growth and policy

US election Outcomes: Implications for growth and policy

Salman Ahmed + 1 other | 4 November 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 1 min read

Putting sustainability to the test: ESG outperformance amid volatility

Resarch that puts sustainable investing to the test: ESG outperformance amid volatility

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 4 November 2020

Lynda Zhou
Blog 3 min read

Growth targets take a backseat in China’s new economic plan

Domestic consumption and technology growth will be prioritised as the government reveals overarching guidelines for the country’s 14th five-year plan.

Lynda Zhou + 2 others | 30 October 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 1 min read

ECB signals further stimulus as double dip recession chances spike

Despite taking no action at the October meeting, the European Central Bank (ECB) laid the groundwork for further easing at its next meeting in December.

Anna Stupnytska | 29 October 2020

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Correlations boil and bubble 🎃 and may spell toil and trouble 🦇

In this follow-up special Halloween edition of Chart Room, we look at how correlations are casting a spell over markets.

George Efstathopoulos + 3 others | 29 October 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 18 min listen

US elections podcast: The very different fiscal scenarios

Fidelity's Global Head of Macro Salman Ahmed on why the US is on the verge of an economic paradigm shift.

Richard Edgar + 1 other | 29 October 2020

Paras Anand
Blog 3 min read

The hidden dragon of 2020

As global investors scramble to digest paradigm shifts, another change of seismic scale has gone under-noticed in a year full of twists and turns.

Paras Anand | 27 October 2020

Gita Bal
Article 5 min read

Fidelity Analyst Survey: Sentiment improves again but could be nearing plateau

October’s survey of Fidelity International’s analysts reveals that sentiment and leading indicators are once again incrementally better than last month.

Gita Bal + 2 others | 27 October 2020

Vincent Durel
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Strong sustainability credentials can signal resilience

Covid-19 has shown how a focus on sustainability can help companies act fast when an unexpected crisis hits, and make them more resilient to new threats.

Vincent Durel + 1 other | 23 October 2020

Anthony Doyle
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Government debt climbs to spooky heights

In this special Halloween edition Chart Room (part 1 of 2), we look at the frightening levels of government debt around the world.

Anthony Doyle + 2 others | 22 October 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Video 45 min watch

Fidelity live: CIOs October webcast (replay)

Our CIOs take stock of Q3, discuss the macro outlook for the next quarter, and give an update on trading.

Andrew McCaffery + 3 others | 22 October 2020

Ned Salter

Fidelity live: Analysts' ESG webcast (replay)

In this webcast our Head of Global Research together with our analysts share a unique view of the world from the bottom up.

Ned Salter | 21 October 2020

Luca Romano
Article 8 min read

ESGenius: Insurance companies neglect sustainability at their peril

Fidelity research shows disparity in how sustainability is viewed across insurance sector.

Luca Romano + 2 others | 21 October 2020

Fidelity International Global Macro & Asset Allocation Team
Article 6 min read

Mapping US election tail risks: a framework-based approach

Mapping US election tail risks: a framework-based approach

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Why growth still has room to grow in China equities

The valuation premium for China growth stocks versus value stocks hit a new all-time high, lifted by the consumer, tech and healthcare sectors.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 15 October 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 14 min listen

October's CIO podcast: Strength in numbers

Fidelity International's Chief Investment Officer Andrew McCaffery gives his latest analysis of markets and what it means for investors.

Richard Edgar + 2 others | 9 October 2020

Louise Fribourg
Blog 2 min read

Fidelity Leading Indicator shows record short-term growth momentum

All sectors are exhibiting significant strength, as policymakers seek to bridge economies to the hoped-for 2021 vaccine rollout.

Louise Fribourg + 1 other | 9 October 2020

Natalie Briggs
Blog 1 min read

Chart room: European cyclicals vulnerable if manufacturing data moderates

Any moderation in the growth of new manufacturing orders could make cyclicals vulnerable to a de-rating.

Natalie Briggs + 2 others | 8 October 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Article 3 min read

The inflation puzzle and how to tackle it

Will inflation return despite dis-inflationary forces?

Anna Stupnytska + 2 others | 8 October 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Video 40 min watch

Fidelity International on Asset TV's ESG Masterclass

Jenn-Hui Tan features on this ESG masterclass panel, discussing everything from process and data to returns and China’s sustainable response to Covid.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 8 October 2020

Charlotte Harington
Blog 3 min read

Swinging 60s inflation pattern due a comeback

The years between 1964-75, a time of fiscal expansion and low rates, shows why inflation might come back faster than some think.

Charlotte Harington | 7 October 2020

Anne Richards
Article 3 min read

Bike sheds and powerplants: Corporate governance in an uncertain world

For a board attempting to govern a company in this uncertain world, breaking Parkinson's Law of Triviality has never been so crucial.

Anne Richards | 2 October 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 43 min listen

September's Rich Pickings podcast: Allocating for recovery

"The market is underestimating inflation. Reduce duration and look for income," says Chief Investment Officer Steve Ellis, in this month's Rich Pickings.

Richard Edgar + 5 others | 2 October 2020

Takashi Maruyama
Article 3 min read

Japan: Suganomics > Abenomics?

Japan: Suganomics > Abenomics?

Takashi Maruyama | 25 September 2020

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Is disinflation lurking around the corner?

In a bullish signal, the bond market’s short-term expectations for US inflation are back near pre-crisis levels. But are investors being overly optimistic?

George Efstathopoulos + 3 others | 24 September 2020

Federico Wynne
Podcast 55 min listen

Podcast: The future of... banking

"Banks are increasingly fulfilling a social role," says cross-asset analyst Federico Wynne.

Federico Wynne + 4 others | 23 September 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 22 min listen

Analyst Survey podcast: The world catches up with China

Listen to the latest Analyst Survey podcast to hear what Fidelity's almost 150 analysts saying about the state of the corporate world.

Richard Edgar + 3 others | 21 September 2020

Boya Zhao-Robinson
Blog 5 min read

ESGenius: Getting ‘hydrogen ready’

Hydrogen demand could increase seven-fold by 2050.

Boya Zhao-Robinson | 18 September 2020

Jon Guinness
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Why some tech valuations may be lower than you think

A closer look at longer-term valuations reveals some surprising trends in tech.

Jon Guinness + 3 others | 17 September 2020

Terry Raven
Blog 5 min read

Analyst Pulse Survey: Companies are restructuring, but are they resilient?

Certain sectors will need to do more to be resilient in the face of diminishing government support and possible infection rate rises.

Terry Raven + 2 others | 17 September 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 2 min read

Near-zero rates expected through 2023 amid Fed concern about the economy

Fed offers forward guidance following shift in inflation targeting framework.

Anna Stupnytska | 16 September 2020

Flora Wang
Article 4 min read

Boosting sea legs

The Covid-19 pandemic has left numerous seafarers stranded. Fidelity is acting fast to sound the alarm on an issue of global humanitarian concern.

Flora Wang + 2 others | 15 September 2020

Ewan Montgomery
Article 4 min read

ESGenius: Getting to net zero in real estate

ESGenius: Getting to net zero in real estate

Ewan Montgomery + 2 others | 11 September 2020

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Emerging market currencies lag on inflation risks

EM countries are using some of the same monetary and fiscal measures as developed markets. But this could add to rising inflation and currency weakness.

George Efstathopoulos + 3 others | 10 September 2020

Louise Fribourg
Blog 1 min read

Fidelity Leading Indicator signals broad-based recovery

Four out of five FLI sectors are experiencing both growth and acceleration, with only Consumer and Labour lagging.

Louise Fribourg + 1 other | 8 September 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Podcast 15 min listen

CIO update podcast: How to spot resilience

CIO Andrew McCaffery on market sentiment, Fed commitments, and what we mean by resilience.

Andrew McCaffery + 2 others | 7 September 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 5 min read

Fidelity CIOs: Focus on resilience

Greater focus on resilience and sustainability is benefiting domestic economies and altering supply chains.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 3 September 2020

Crystal Cui
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: China’s Covid rebound puts the ‘V’ in investment

Fixed asset investment (FAI) in China has recovered to its pre-Covid levels of growth, with infrastructure and property driving the nation’s broader economy.

Crystal Cui + 3 others | 3 September 2020

Katsumi Ishibashi
Article 4 min read

A to-do list for Japan’s next prime minister

Ensuring fiscal and monetary policy continuity while overseeing Japan's response to the Covid-19 crisis will be top priorities for Shinzo Abe's successor.

Katsumi Ishibashi | 3 September 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 2 min read

Fed resets framework for greater flexibility

Rates likely to remain low even if inflation moderately overshoots target.

Anna Stupnytska | 27 August 2020

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: The resilience of China’s onshore stocks

China’s onshore stocks (A-shares) have outperformed their Hong Kong and overseas listed counterparts, but their valuations are relatively undemanding.

George Efstathopoulos + 3 others | 27 August 2020

Jon Guinness
Article 5 min read

Why India could be the next breeding ground for tech unicorns

The Silicon Valley giants are shifting their attention to India as the next big growth market.

Jon Guinness + 4 others | 26 August 2020

Ming Gong
Blog 4 min read

China property: Built for the long run

Facing challenges in their core business of building and selling new homes, Chinese real estate developers have found an alternative source of revenue.

Ming Gong + 1 other | 24 August 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: A new record high for US stocks, but mind the lopsided valuations

The average European bank capital ratio has never been stronger. This has led to a stark contrast in returns across bank capital structures.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 20 August 2020

Ian Samson
Blog 2 min read

GEARs: Bursting through the ceiling?

Fidelity International’s GEAR (Gauges of Economic Activity in Real Time) activity indicators continue to rebound strongly.

Ian Samson + 1 other | 20 August 2020

Martin Dropkin
Article 3 min read

Fidelity’s August Pulse Survey: Preparing for a second wave of Covid-19

Fidelity’s August Pulse Survey: Preparing for a second wave of Covid-19

Martin Dropkin + 1 other | 19 August 2020

Jon Guinness
Blog 4 min read

The connectivity revolution is only just beginning

Most investment opportunities from unprecedented connectivity lie in the future.

Jon Guinness + 1 other | 17 August 2020

James Durance
Blog 4 min read

Overweight autos: The road less travelled

Despite the risks, we believe that the auto sector now presents an investment opportunity.

James Durance + 1 other | 14 August 2020

Amit Lodha
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: US debt delinquencies drop, but recession looms as unemployment surges

Household debt forbearance measures have given a temporary boost to borrowers in the US. But as unemployment surges, more supportive measures will be needed.

Amit Lodha + 3 others | 13 August 2020

Louise Fribourg
Blog 2 min read

Fidelity Leading Indicator points to weak recovery

Business sentiment and trade are improving, among signals of a fragile recovery, but consumer confidence and industrial orders lag.

Louise Fribourg + 1 other | 12 August 2020

Matthew Siddle
Article 5 min read

ESGenius: Overcoming fast fashion’s hidden costs

ESGenius: Overcoming fast fashion’s hidden costs

Matthew Siddle + 3 others | 11 August 2020

Paras Anand
Podcast 30 min listen

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Consumers

"Premiumisation and technology-driven innovative business models are two areas where growth potential is underestimated," says Portfolio Manager Hyomi Jie.

Paras Anand + 8 others | 11 August 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: European banks’ CoCo bonds soar while equities slump

The average European bank capital ratio has never been stronger. This has led to a stark contrast in returns across bank capital structures.

Stuart Rumble + 3 others | 6 August 2020

Dhananjay Phadnis
Article 6 min read

ESGenius: On governance, and spotting corporate cons

ESGenius: On governance, and spotting corporate cons

Dhananjay Phadnis | 5 August 2020

Monica Li
Blog 4 min read

Chinese banks are due for national service

As governments around the world exhaust their policy arsenals to save economies, China is reaching for a secret weapon unrivaled by most countries.

Monica Li + 2 others | 31 July 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

A heavy outlook for the US Dollar

The relentless spread of Covid-19 across the US and improving risk sentiment elsewhere is crimping demand for the safe-haven reserve currency.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 30 July 2020

Aditya Khowala
Article 5 min read

Biden is the change candidate in the US elections

Democrat hopeful Joe Biden is the current favourite to win in November's US presidential elections, but it is too early to take a firm view.

Aditya Khowala + 2 others | 30 July 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 43 min listen

July's Rich Pickings podcast: Beware the consensus - what the US election means for investors

"There are more similarities between Trump and Biden than people realise," says Portfolio Manager Aditya Khowala in this month's Rich Pickings.

Richard Edgar + 8 others | 29 July 2020

Hyomi Jie
Article 4 min read

With nowhere to go, Chinese tourists spend closer to home

Most travel destinations remain off-limits, and as Chinese people’s savings have increased, so has their pent-up demand and desire to treat themselves.

Hyomi Jie + 2 others | 28 July 2020

Kim Politzer
Blog 8 min read

Crisis accelerates trends in European real estate

The implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for European real estate investors

Kim Politzer | 28 July 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Video 30 min watch

Fidelity live: CIOs webcast replay

As the world emerges from lockdown, hear our CIOs discuss their outlook for the next quarter and beyond.

Andrew McCaffery + 3 others | 27 July 2020

Ned Salter
Video 45 min watch

Fidelity live: Analysts webcast replay

Hear from our Head of Research and two of our analysts on the ground as they share the thoughts from over 160 of their analyst peers around the world.

Ned Salter + 2 others | 27 July 2020

Tigran Manukyan
Article 3 min read

Using gold to hedge an extreme world

Gold can act as a useful hedge against future financial distress and potential selloffs in risk assets

Tigran Manukyan | 27 July 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Article 12 min read

Fidelity CIO Outlook Q3: Nearing the limit

Markets will struggle to surpass second quarter rebound.

Andrew McCaffery + 4 others | 27 July 2020

Takashi Maruyama
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Robots on the rise in a post-Covid world

We think factory automation will accelerate further in a post-Covid world, as machines don’t get sick and can work continuously excluding maintenance.

Takashi Maruyama + 3 others | 22 July 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 3 min read

Landmark EU deal may lead to better economic outcomes

EU Recovery Fund marks new chapter for Union.

Anna Stupnytska + 1 other | 21 July 2020

Louise Fribourg
Blog 2 min read

The Fidelity Leading Indicator finds a floor

The FLI now points to a quarterly contraction about 125 per cent of the magnitude of that seen in the depth of the GFC.

Louise Fribourg + 1 other | 16 July 2020

Martin Dropkin
Blog 4 min read

July’s Fidelity International Pulse Survey: Falling costs find some support

July’s Fidelity International Pulse Survey: Falling costs find some support

Martin Dropkin + 2 others | 16 July 2020

Tina Tian
Blog 4 min read

Covid health code reveals China’s big data edge

A key to China’s success in containing the coronavirus, the health code’s propagation evinces a major advantage in big data development.

Tina Tian + 1 other | 16 July 2020

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Why China government bonds have underperformed other markets

China government bond yields are diverging from other major government bond markets.

George Efstathopoulos + 3 others | 15 July 2020

Andrew McCaffery

July's CIO update: What to expect this summer

Andrew McCaffery on Q3, Fidelity's new normal, and the continued rise of ESG.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 10 July 2020

Stefan Kitic
Article 3 min read

ESGenius: Due diligence on Wirecard revealed that the sums didn’t add up

For investors focused on sustainability and governance, the warning signs of financial misreporting were there for some time.

Stefan Kitic | 9 July 2020

Hyomi Jie
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Chinese consumers’ growing preference for local brands

The Covid-19 experience is spurring changes in behavior among Chinese consumers. Among these is a growing preference for domestic brands over foreign ones.

Hyomi Jie + 2 others | 9 July 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 36 min listen

The future of energy podcast: the 1.5 trillion dollar question

"I do think that [the pandemic], for the power industry, is going to make it have a more green generation mix," says analyst Christine Miyagishima.

Richard Edgar + 5 others | 7 July 2020

Tigran Manukyan
Blog 3 min read

Infrastructure: A broad universe with diverse benefits and risks

Real assets and infrastructure can offer stable, inflation-linked returns, relatively high yield and diversification of risk.

Tigran Manukyan + 1 other | 2 July 2020

Paras Anand
Article 6 min read

Post-Covid environment offers new testing ground for sustainable growth in China

China’s nascent trend in ESG investing appears to be alive and well despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Paras Anand + 1 other | 2 July 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Asian equities diverge, creating opportunities

The difference in performance between equity markets in East Asia and South Asia (India, ASEAN nations) is the largest in nearly 15 years.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 2 July 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Article 5 min read

Macroeconomic update: Taking the elevator down and the stairs back up

We have downgraded our 2020 growth numbers for all three scenarios, across both developed markets and emerging markets.

Anna Stupnytska | 1 July 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 46 min listen

June's Rich Pickings podcast: Know your enemy

"The anaesthetist has shown up to give morphine [to the global economy] but the doctor's still not shown up to do surgery," says Portfolio Manager Amit Lodha.

Richard Edgar + 5 others | 26 June 2020

George Efstathopoulos
Article 9 min read

Finding genuinely defensive ways to diversify portfolios

What constitutes a defensive asset in the time of Covid-19?

George Efstathopoulos | 26 June 2020

Wen-Wen Lindroth
Article 9 min read

Sustainable investing: Accelerating evolution

The assumption that shareholder returns should be maximised at any cost has been challenged.

Wen-Wen Lindroth + 2 others | 26 June 2020

Toby Gibb
Blog 1 min read

Chart room: US employment may have begun to recover, but there’s a long way to go

Employment has plunged to a deeper trough in 2020 than in previous recessions

Toby Gibb + 1 other | 25 June 2020

Adrian Benedict
Article 8 min read

The New Prime: Cashflow trumps location for real estate investors

The New Prime: Cashflow trumps location for real estate investors

Adrian Benedict + 1 other | 24 June 2020

Aditya Khowala
Article 4 min read

Elections in the time of coronavirus and recession

Elections in the time of coronavirus and recession

Aditya Khowala | 23 June 2020

Sumant Wahi
Article 5 min read

US-China trade war: The chips are down for tech supply chains

The latest front in the US-China trade war centers on tighter sanctions on the Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Sumant Wahi + 2 others | 22 June 2020

Ian Samson
Blog 2 min read

GEARs: China roars while the global economy snores

Our Gauges of Economic Activity in Real time (GEARs), a proxy for three-month annualised growth, improved this month but remain in extreme hibernation.

Ian Samson + 1 other | 19 June 2020

Aneta Wynimko
Blog 3 min read

European retail recovers, but luxury needs big spenders

It is still unclear time how much of this recovery is just pent-up demand that will subside and how much of it is sustainable as furlough support fades.

Aneta Wynimko | 19 June 2020

Hiroki Sampei
Article 2 min read

Successful shareholder engagement is a long journey

A case study of Fidelity International's multi-year engagement with Kirin in Japan shows that successful shareholder engagement is a long journey

Hiroki Sampei | 18 June 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 1 min read

Anna Stupnytska | 18 June 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 2 min read

Chart room: Despite a recent rally, high yield bonds still look cheap

For US high yield, valuations look historically cheap on a relative basis - especially when compared to equities.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 18 June 2020

Fiona O'Neill
Article 5 min read

Fidelity International Pulse Survey: 10 months of disruption remain

Fidelity International’s June survey of 149 analysts finds that activity in most sectors and regions is expected to return to a stable level in under a year.

Fiona O'Neill + 2 others | 18 June 2020

Sumant Wahi
Podcast 39 min listen

Podcast: The future of... connectivity

"After this, I don't think any law-maker will disagree that telecom connectivity is as important as any other utility," says portfolio manager Sumant Wahi.

Sumant Wahi + 4 others | 15 June 2020

Kim Politzer
Article 7 min read

Dislocation, dislocation, dislocation: Opportunities in UK real estate

Opportunities in UK real estate amid Covid-19

Kim Politzer | 15 June 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Article 6 min read

Inflation outlook: Disinflation for now, but future depends on policy choices

Inflation outlook: Disinflation for now, but future depends on policy choices

Anna Stupnytska | 12 June 2020

Andrew McCaffery

CIO update podcast: Markets versus the real economy

Exploring the dissonance between buoyant markets and gloomy economic data. Meanwhile, US election and Brexit are back on the news agenda!

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 12 June 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart room: Another false dawn for value stocks?

Over the past decade, previous periods of value outperformance have been short-lived. Will this time be different?

Stuart Rumble + 3 others | 11 June 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 1 min read

Fed in a holding pattern, for now

Trajectory of the recovery remains uncertain despite better employment figures in May.

Anna Stupnytska | 10 June 2020

Dhananjay Phadnis
Blog 4 min read

ESGenius: A sustainability lens can help discern the trends that matter

By focusing on the sustainability of businesses, we can differentiate between the drivers that are fleeting, and those that are truly influential.

Dhananjay Phadnis | 10 June 2020

Dale Nicholls
Blog 3 min read

Valuations come to the fore in Hong Kong

Hong Kong equity valuations have been torpedoed by a slew of negative events, we see opportunities here for long-term investors.

Dale Nicholls + 1 other | 10 June 2020

Louise Fribourg
Blog 2 min read

FLI takes another leg down despite lockdowns easing

The FLI now points to a quarterly contraction about 125 per cent of the magnitude of that seen in the depth of the GFC.

Louise Fribourg + 1 other | 9 June 2020

Nicholas Price
Article 2 min read

Japanification in 12 charts

Many western economies are mirroring Japan’s experience over the past 30 years.These 12 charts show how some of the key trends are playing out.

Nicholas Price + 3 others | 9 June 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 2 min read

ECB pleases markets with additional €600bn stimulus

The central bank has increased the size of its pandemic stimulus package to €1.35 trillion

Anna Stupnytska | 4 June 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: QE expectations vs. reality, market moves

Market expectations of future asset purchases by the Fed have an even greater influence than the purchases themselves.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 4 June 2020

Anne Richards
Article 3 min read

Public equity markets are flagging when we need them the most

Revived public equity markets will be needed to recapitalise additional debt burdens resulting from the Covid-19 crisis response.

Anne Richards | 3 June 2020

Paras Anand
Blog 4 min read

When Wall Street wakes up to Main Street

When Wall Street wakes up to Main Street

Paras Anand | 3 June 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 4 min read

Fidelity CIO: Thinking differently about diversification

Portfolios may need to encompass a broader range of assets than in the past.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 29 May 2020

Eric Wong
Article 5 min read

Central banks in emerging markets hop on the bond-buying bandwagon

EM central bankers are taking a page from the developed-market playbook and purchasing local bonds as a way to cushion the blow

Eric Wong + 4 others | 29 May 2020

Natalie Westerbarkey
Blog 2 min read

Macro briefing: EU Commission unveils historic aid package tied to Green Deal

The EU package is structured in the form of €500 billion of grants while the remaining €250 billion will be made available as loans.

Natalie Westerbarkey | 28 May 2020

Ian Samson
Article 1 min read

Chart Room: Mobility data shows most economies are rebounding slowly

Economic activity is being determined by virus response rather than slower-moving traditional industrial cycles. We need to adjust our toolkits accordingly.

Ian Samson + 2 others | 28 May 2020

Paras Anand
Blog 4 min read

Hong Kong and the relevance of economic resilience

Markets recently reflected uncertainty over Hong Kong’s status as a centre for international finance, but investors would do well to take a longer-term view.

Paras Anand | 28 May 2020

Rick Patel
Blog 3 min read

Is the US turning Japanese?

A higher post-coronavirus savings rate in the US risks pushing the country into a low growth spiral similar to that which first ensnared Japan 30 years ago.

Rick Patel | 27 May 2020

Paras Anand
Blog 5 min read

The end of the journey to the West: Chinese tech firms come home

The tides of global capital markets have turned for Chinese tech firms. Instead of US listings, they are starting to find greater China more compelling.

Paras Anand + 1 other | 27 May 2020

Jing Ning
Blog 3 min read

China again primes growth with infrastructure investment

With exports expected to slump and consumption still struggling to fully recover, China is turning to a familiar playbook - infrastructure spending.

Jing Ning | 25 May 2020

Paras Anand
Podcast 41 min listen

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Technology and innovation

"Artificial intelligence and specifically deep learning is where China is going to be the leader," says Senior Technology Analyst Johnny Tseng.

Paras Anand + 7 others | 22 May 2020

Raji Menon
Blog 2 min read

Fund may open door to larger scale debt mutualisation

The fund marks a major step towards a stronger common fiscal policy as it will be administered through the EU’s budget and financed by EU-issued debt.

Raji Menon | 21 May 2020

Steve Ellis
Blog 5 min read

Defying gravity: How long can monetary-driven markets ignore economic reality?

How long can central bank stimulus enable markets to defy gravity from Covid-19 reality?

Steve Ellis + 1 other | 21 May 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Beware the narrowing market

Equity market performance is now at its narrowest since the 2008 Financial Crisis, with the rally riding on a dwindling number of large-cap growth stocks.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 21 May 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 40 min listen

May's Rich Pickings podcast: The case against inflation

Why inflation will be some way off - and how portfolios are being adjusted as the old rules are torn up.

Richard Edgar + 3 others | 21 May 2020

Viral Patel
Blog 1 min read

These 8 charts suggest cautious consumer sentiment in China's Covid-19 rebound

These 8 charts suggest cautious consumer sentiment in China's Covid-19 rebound

Viral Patel | 20 May 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 4 min read

Fidelity CIOs: Effects of monetary explosion

The sheer scale of central bank action could store up problems for the future.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 20 May 2020

Natalie Westerbarkey
Blog 2 min read

EU recovery fund: A step forward, but time is running out

Germany and France have agreed to some form for debt mutualisation but the rest of the EU states will have to agree

Natalie Westerbarkey + 1 other | 20 May 2020

Martin Dropkin
Article 5 min read

Fidelity International Pulse Survey: Society’s big moment

Fidelity International's May survey of 145 analysts found that the Covid-19 crisis is focusing companies' attention on social issues.

Martin Dropkin + 2 others | 18 May 2020

Sebastian Morton-Clark
Podcast 39 min listen

Podcast: The future of... retail and real estate: liquidity, liquidity, liquidity

As the pandemic changes consumer behaviour - perhaps permanently - we look at what the future of retail and its associated real estate could look like.

Sebastian Morton-Clark + 1 other | 15 May 2020

Raji Menon
Blog 2 min read

Macro briefing: More stimulus expected, but will it be enough?

New figures show that more than 2.9 million workers applied for unemployment benefits, taking the total count to 36.5 million applications in two months.

Raji Menon | 14 May 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Mind the valuations

After recent rebounds in stocks and bonds, we take a quick look at valuations and how they stack up against history.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 14 May 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 4 min read

Fidelity CIOs: Spotlight on solvency

Balance sheets come under scrutiny.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 13 May 2020

Anne Richards

CEO update podcast: Anne Richards on resilience and reinvention

Fidelity CEO Anne Richards explores what has to change in supply chains, corporate aims, and capitalism itself.

Anne Richards + 2 others | 12 May 2020

Ian Samson
Blog 2 min read

Fidelity Leading Indicator shows broad weakness as the focus turns to recovery

The three-month Fidelity Leading Indicator growth rate is already halfway to the Global Financial Crisis trough.

Ian Samson + 1 other | 12 May 2020

Amit Goel
Article 4 min read

How India’s economy is navigating Covid-19

As the world begins to come out of lockdowns and economies normalise, India can offer bright spots for emerging market investors.

Amit Goel + 4 others | 7 May 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 2 min read

Macro briefing: German court ruling may reduce ECB firepower

The German court ruling poses long-term risks to ECB's flexibility

Anna Stupnytska + 1 other | 7 May 2020

Tina Tian
Article 4 min read

China’s tourists step out again

Over 100 million travellers in China hit the road over the five-day May Day holiday, the first big test for tourism since lockdowns started being lifted.

Tina Tian + 5 others | 7 May 2020

Anne Richards
Article 4 min read

“Just in case” and the case for conditionality

This crisis has shown us that contingency planning is as important as risk mitigation and supply chain optimisation.

Anne Richards | 7 May 2020

Joseph Zhang
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: What in the world is going on with gold?

The correlation between gold and equities has increased to an 18-month high, calling into question the metal’s usual benefit as a porfolio diversifier.

Joseph Zhang + 2 others | 7 May 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 4 min read

Fidelity CIO: The income conundrum

Stable and predictable income streams may become harder to find.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 6 May 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Article 2 min read

The New Economic Order

We believe the Covid-19 crisis will trigger a step-change in policy, accelerate existing trends and transform investment frameworks.

Andrew McCaffery + 3 others | 5 May 2020

Terence Tsai
Article 3 min read

Oil tankers gush profits as global storage space overflows

Oil tankers are earning windfall profits - but how long can this situation last?

Terence Tsai + 2 others | 5 May 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Podcast 19 min listen

CIO update podcast: International cooperation needed

CIO Andrew McCaffery on the why a V-shaped recovery is unlikely and why greater international cooperation is needed to avoid long-lasting damage.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 4 May 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 2 min read

ECB: Whatever it takes, a thousand times over

ECB introduces pandemic emergency refinancing operations.

Anna Stupnytska | 30 April 2020

Raji Menon
Blog 1 min read

Macro briefing: Central banks prepare for further action as economic outlook darkens

The Eurozone economy contracted at the fastest rate on record in Q1

Raji Menon | 30 April 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 2 min read

Fed holds fire for now, but ready for further action

The Fed Reserve made it clear that it is prepared to intervene further if required

Anna Stupnytska | 29 April 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 5 min read

Fidelity CIO: Society’s focus on sustainability and resilience to go parabolic

Fidelity analysis shows companies with higher ESG scores outperformed during the March sell-off.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 29 April 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: More policy easing supports China bonds

This week’s Chart Room shows how ample liquidity is helping China’s onshore bond markets navigate around global volatility.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 29 April 2020

Katsumi Ishibashi
Article 4 min read

The BOJ expands purchases and eases further

The BOJ expands purchases and eases further

Katsumi Ishibashi | 27 April 2020

Lars Salmon
Blog 1 min read

Liquidity briefing: Still on the right track

Liquidity remains on the right track, especially in markets that have benefited from central bank action, but is still lower than pre-coronavirus standards.

Lars Salmon + 1 other | 24 April 2020

Alvin Cheng
Article 4 min read

A shelter from the storm, for now: China’s bond market set to open further

When global fixed income investors scrambled for cover last month, China’s onshore bond market was a rare haven with low volatility and no liquidity crunch.

Alvin Cheng + 5 others | 23 April 2020

Raji Menon
Blog 2 min read

Macro briefing: ECB relaxes collateral rules to accept junk bonds

ECB’s decision comes ahead of S&P Global Ratings’ review of Italy’s credit rating

Raji Menon | 23 April 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 35 min listen

April's Rich Pickings podcast: Where we go from here

"I am quite surprised by the optimism of markets," says portfolio manager Jeremy Podger in this month's Rich Pickings.

Richard Edgar | 23 April 2020

Amit Lodha
Blog 1 min read

Chart room: Beauty of big tech stocks is in the eye of the beholder

Our latest Chart Room takes a comparative look at the long run up in the Nasdaq 100 index.

Amit Lodha + 2 others | 23 April 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 4 min read

Fidelity CIOs: Dispersion increases as demand effects filter through

Investors become more selective as demand shock hits oil price and other sectors.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 22 April 2020

James Trafford
Article 2 min read

Oil below zero: bad, but not that bad

Oil fundamentals are weak - but Monday’s price move should be seen as an outlier.

James Trafford | 21 April 2020

Matthew Jennings
Article 1 min read

How to think about dividend cuts

A spate of dividend reductions or postponements has raised concerns among investors globally. But not all dividend cuts are created equal.

Matthew Jennings + 4 others | 20 April 2020

Wen-Wen Lindroth
Blog 2 min read

Macro briefing: Fed extends its reach to support employment

The Fed is now using all creative tools at its disposal to mitigate the surge of layoffs in the US.

Wen-Wen Lindroth | 17 April 2020

Lars Salmon
Blog 1 min read

Liquidity briefing: Further signs of improvement

Central bank measures have helped improve liquidity conditions.

Lars Salmon + 1 other | 17 April 2020

Paras Anand
Article 4 min read

China’s economy is turning the corner after a historically bad GDP contraction

China’s economy is turning the corner after a historically bad GDP contraction

Paras Anand + 3 others | 17 April 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 5 min read

Fidelity CIO: Possible economic scenarios

Challenges lie ahead for the global economy.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 16 April 2020

Anne Richards
Article 2 min read

Survival and sustainability

Research into ESG factors and the Feb-March bear market

Anne Richards | 16 April 2020

George Watson
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Fidelity analysts expect longer disruptions from Covid-19

Chart Room: Fidelity analysts expect longer disruptions from Covid-19

George Watson + 2 others | 16 April 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 1 min read

Outrunning a crisis: Sustainability and market outperformance

Outrunning a crisis: Sustainability and market performance

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 16 April 2020

Tiago Parente
Blog 2 min read

Eurozone: Mutual seems to be the hardest word

If the current Covid-19 emergency isn’t enough to spur the European Union member states into combining forces on debt, then the question is when.

Tiago Parente | 15 April 2020

Martin Dropkin
Article 3 min read

Fidelity Pulse Survey: The coming solvency squeeze

The global shutdown will put a significant dent in corporate earnings this year, according to 150 Fidelity analysts surveyed this month.

Martin Dropkin + 2 others | 14 April 2020

Martin Dropkin
Article 1 min read

Downgrade risks when zombies become fallen angels

The high yield bond market prepares for an influx of downgraded investment grade debt.

Martin Dropkin + 1 other | 9 April 2020

Adrian Benedict
Blog 2 min read

Tenant resilience is key as rental recovery rates fall

Real estate investors are fast having to learn that sustainability of cashflow is perhaps just as important, if not more so, than location.

Adrian Benedict + 2 others | 9 April 2020

Adnan Siddique
Blog 2 min read

Macro briefing: Clock ticking on further fiscal support

Macro briefing: Clock ticking on further fiscal support

Adnan Siddique | 9 April 2020

Andrea Iannelli
Blog 1 min read

Liquidity briefing: Signs of easing

Liquidity briefing: Signs of easing

Andrea Iannelli | 9 April 2020

Anthony Doyle
Blog 1 min read

Chart room: Japanification and the rise of the widow maker trade

Chart room: Japanification and the rise of the widow maker trade

Anthony Doyle + 2 others | 9 April 2020

Ming Gong
Blog 4 min read

Delayed demand making its return to China’s property market

New home sales are recovering faster than expected in China. This has big implications for domestic demand and the macroeconomic outlook.

Ming Gong + 2 others | 8 April 2020

Wen-Wen Lindroth
Blog 3 min read

Spiking US unemployment could unleash a cascade of systemic risks

The unprecedented rise in US unemployment has the potential to set off a chain of events that could destabilize already fragile markets.

Wen-Wen Lindroth | 8 April 2020

Angel Agudo
Article 3 min read

Valuing companies in an economic shutdown

Methods to value companies will have to adapt to the economic shutdown

Angel Agudo | 8 April 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 3 min read

Crisis drives shift in public/private relationship not seen since WWII

State aid for companies is likely to come with conditions attached.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 8 April 2020

Ian Samson
Blog 2 min read

FLI: Consumer pain leads the way

The three-month Fidelity Leading Indicator growth rate is already halfway to the Global Financial Crisis trough.

Ian Samson + 1 other | 8 April 2020

Natalie Westerbarkey
Blog 4 min read

EU’s €1 trillion Green Deal could aid post-crisis recovery

The EU's Green Deal faces political and financial challenges, but the direction of travel is clear.

Natalie Westerbarkey | 7 April 2020

Lars Salmon
Blog 1 min read

Liquidity briefing: A long way from normal

Despite some stabilisation, liquidity levels still remain far from satisfactory

Lars Salmon + 1 other | 3 April 2020

Sebastian Morton-Clark
Podcast 32 min listen

Podcast: Positioning for a post-pandemic world

"We're going to be in an environment with a much more purpose-driven corporate sector," says Chief Investment Officer for Asia Pacific Paras Anand.

Sebastian Morton-Clark + 1 other | 3 April 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Podcast 25 min listen

Fidelity CIO Podcast: Finding value and income

Opportunities for value and income as volatility lessens.

Andrew McCaffery + 2 others | 3 April 2020

Eric Wong
Blog 2 min read

Strong underpinnings to Asia’s investment grade bond market

Asia’s investment grade bond market looks attractive as we continue working through the Covid-19 outbreak, and global coordinated stimulus take effect.

Eric Wong + 2 others | 3 April 2020

Adnan Siddique
Blog 1 min read

Macro briefing: Data weak as new measures keep coming

Macro briefing: Data weak as new measures keep coming

Adnan Siddique | 2 April 2020

Edith Chan
Blog 1 min read

Edith Chan + 2 others | 2 April 2020

Dale Nicholls
Blog 4 min read

The view from Hong Kong

Corporate China’s path as it emerges from economic lockdown may point the way for the rest of the world.

Dale Nicholls | 2 April 2020

Peter May
Blog 2 min read

What recent market moves imply about the US economic outlook

We take a look at 20 years of data to estimate the hit to the US economy being priced in by equity and credit markets.

Peter May | 1 April 2020

Steve Bramley
Blog 4 min read

Finding opportunities in fixed income markets

Dislocations in credit valuations present an opportunity for active managers to add exposure selectively in specific areas.

Steve Bramley | 1 April 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 3 min read

Fidelity CIOs: A new paradigm

The Covid crisis is accelerating changes already underway.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 1 April 2020

Timothy Foster
Blog 2 min read

Inflation expectations close to nadir

Low Inflation expectations mean breakevens nolw look attractively priced

Timothy Foster + 1 other | 1 April 2020

Andrea Iannelli
Blog 1 min read

Liquidity briefing: Spread levels improve

A market liquidity update from the Fixed Income team at Fidelity

Andrea Iannelli | 27 March 2020

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart room: The dash for dollars

Currency basis swap rates reflect dollar liquidity squeeze.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 27 March 2020

Raji Menon
Blog 3 min read

Market distortions could provide opportunities for long-term investors

Market volatility is throwing up opportunities for long-term investors in companies and sectors which are expected to survive the current crisis.

Raji Menon | 26 March 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 1 min read

Macro briefing: Heavyweight policies launched but more may be required

Macro briefing: Heavyweight policies launched but more may be required

Anna Stupnytska + 1 other | 26 March 2020

Amit Lodha
Blog 3 min read

Analysing the shift from bad to less bad

The stimulus to fight the economic shutdown in the wake of the coronavirus is second only to the Marshall Plan following the Second World War.

Amit Lodha | 26 March 2020

Paras Anand
Blog 2 min read

Not business as usual

Global health, monetary and fiscal policy are converging to triage the worst impacts of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, but they come with a cost.

Paras Anand | 26 March 2020

Ben Li
Blog 3 min read

A cautious consumer rebound takes hold in China

Chinese consumers are offering a ray of hope in the economic wreckage from the Covid-19 coronavirus

Ben Li + 3 others | 26 March 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 1 min read

Massive US fiscal package needs effective implementation

A rescue package for ‘Main Street’ has been agreed. This far-reaching deal unlocks funds to support the US economy, but implementation is crucial.

Anna Stupnytska | 25 March 2020

Steve Ellis
Blog 4 min read

Fidelity CIOs: Dollar devaluation could be the end game from Fed actions

Fiscal and monetary stimulus could weaken the dollar and be inflationary.

Steve Ellis + 1 other | 25 March 2020

Fidelity International
Blog 3 min read

China and its neighbours reboot supply chains

As China’s economy emerges from lockdown, activity across Asia’s sprawling network of factories, ports and logistics hubs is picking up.

Fidelity International + 1 other | 23 March 2020

Fidelity Editorial
Blog 5 min read

Tackling liquidity challenges in equity and bond markets

Despite recent central bank action, market liquidity is expected to be tight in the near term while volatility remains high.

Fidelity Editorial | 23 March 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 1 min read

Fed unleashes unprecedented QE, but unclear if Congress will act soon enough

The Fed has launched QE infinity, committing to unlimited purchases of government bonds and mortgage backed securities.

Anna Stupnytska | 23 March 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 4 min read

Andrew McCaffery + 2 others | 20 March 2020

Peter Khan
Blog 3 min read

Bolder Fed action needed to restore market confidence

The Fed needs to increase the size and scope of its existing QE programme.

Peter Khan | 20 March 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 3 min read

Recession is here - how bad will it be?

Recession is here - how bad will it be?

Anna Stupnytska | 20 March 2020

Ario Emami Nejad
Article 4 min read

European IG: With volatility comes opportunity, but discipline is key

Recent price dislocations means the long run return potential of European investment grade bonds is positive, but prepare for continued volatility

Ario Emami Nejad | 18 March 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 3 min read

Coronavirus and the new reality

How should markets navigate the new reality of economic shutdown due to the coronavirus?

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 18 March 2020

Aditya Khowala
Blog 3 min read

Why the coronavirus crisis is more like 1918 than 2008

Why the coronavirus crisis is more like 1918 than 2008

Aditya Khowala | 18 March 2020

Eugene Philalithis
Blog 3 min read

Ways to navigate volatile markets

Protection in the form of safe haven assets, portfolio diversification and volatility insurance will be increasingly important for investors

Eugene Philalithis + 1 other | 16 March 2020

Katsumi Ishibashi
Blog 4 min read

Bank of Japan’s coordinated easing signals more proactive asset purchases

Today’s move by the Bank of Japan to boost asset purchases underscores a globally coordinated effort by central banks to contain the coronavirus fallout.

Katsumi Ishibashi | 16 March 2020

Paras Anand
Blog 4 min read

Three long-term calls

Here are three big themes that are likely to persevere through the current volatility and rotation in market leadership.

Paras Anand | 16 March 2020

Wen-Wen Lindroth
Blog 3 min read

The Fed reaches for the entire arsenal

The Fed reaches for the entire arsenal

Wen-Wen Lindroth | 15 March 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 23 min listen

March's Rich Pickings podcasts: CIOs and portfolio managers on navigating stormy markets

March's Rich Pickings podcasts: CIOs and portfolio managers on navigating stormy markets

Richard Edgar + 1 other | 13 March 2020

George Watson
Article 3 min read

Fidelity analysts say China will lead recovery from virus

Fidelity analysts say China will lead recovery from virus

George Watson | 13 March 2020

Kim Politzer
Blog 3 min read

Limited correction likely in European real estate

Limited correction likely in European real estate

Kim Politzer + 1 other | 13 March 2020

Bryan Collins
Blog 3 min read

China gets back to business

How fast and how fully activity recovers in China will have huge implications for one of the world’s key economic growth engines.

Bryan Collins | 13 March 2020

Timothy Foster
Blog 1 min read

Fed dusts off crisis playbook with massive liquidity injection

Ultra-low interest rates and asset purchases will be with us for a long time yet.

Timothy Foster | 12 March 2020

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 2 min read

ECB: Not another “whatever it takes” moment, but a smart move nonetheless

The ECB unveiled a targeted stimulus package but kept rates unchanged.

Anna Stupnytska | 12 March 2020

Kate Howitt
Blog 3 min read

As gold’s surge draws wider interest, miners shine too

Gold's lustre is also rubbing off on the companies that dig it up from the ground.

Kate Howitt + 2 others | 12 March 2020

Romain Boscher
Article 4 min read

Fidelity CIOs on the response needed to stabilise the markets

Fidelity CIOs on the response needed to stabilise the markets following coronavirus and oil shocks

Romain Boscher + 2 others | 11 March 2020

James Durance
Blog 2 min read

Will ECB's Lagarde reach for the bazooka to avoid European liquidity crisis?

Tomorrow Christine Lagarde, head of the ECB, gets her chance to calm markets. Will she reach for the bazooka?

James Durance | 11 March 2020

Paul Gooden
Blog 4 min read

Oil price war set to escalate

The oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia is still in escalation mode - and things could get worse before they get better.

Paul Gooden + 2 others | 11 March 2020

Anna Stupnytska