There is no reason to expect the investment climate is going to change next week. The key drivers remain the same. The resurgence being seen in the virus is posing a speed bump in the re-opening and recovery process. The work of monetary and fiscal policy is not over.
The low real and nominal interest rates are encouraging risk-taking by savers, and this means equities, commodities, and emerging markets. Gold, which is often perceived as a safe haven, appears more driven by the low nominal and real interest rates than fear.
In this environment, the dollar thas fallen out of favor. There is a run against the dollar, the likes of which have not been seen for several years. Sterling’s record-long ten session-advance was halted ahead of the weekend by late profit-taking. The euro has rallied for six consecutive weeks. The dollar fell to 20-week lows against the yen, which was the second-worst performing major currency in July with about a 2% gain, ahead of the Canadian dollar’s 1.2% rise. Read more…
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