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🗞️ 2020’s final countdown begins
Crypto way out in front... As we close out November, IG credit (iBoxx index) total returns come in at 1.1% on spreads 22bp tighter, and the index is back to flat for 2020. The HY market is up 4% in the month. The FTSE has rocketed 13.5% higher so far in the month and the S&P 10%. Global equities have had their best month, ever. Bitcoin's worth more than a mention, hav [...]
💷 HY Strategy: 20.2% Returns Since April
Market Overview We are into the home straight for 2020, but one can be forgiven for thinking that the roller-coaster ride might still have a few twists and turns to come yet. As it stands, markets have staged the most incredible of recoveries. There has been much hope littered with periods of fear. Everything has been smoothed over by lashings of central bank liquidity and mor [...]
🎈 Markets lift off again
It's the moon next... Judging by the level of market activity, a fear of missing out has returned and must be the dynamic driving the rally. The US Thanksgiving break has just about arrived and it has seen investors pile in ahead of it. We're not going to see much after Wednesday's session, with normal business resuming some time next week. S&P is soon to be having a loo [...]