Monthly Archives: June 2014

Market Noise: Lowering the Volume for Summer

Observations on the Capital Markets – Week Ended June 27, 2014 Summer, summer, summertime – time to sit back and unwind. The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff might have been talking about the quiet tone last week in the … Continue reading

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EM Update: Central Banks & Monetary Policies

Pioneer’s Head of Global Asset Allocation Research, Monica Defend, recently released an in-depth macro report on Emerging Markets. Here are some of her updates on EM monetary policies. You will find a link to the full report at the end. … Continue reading

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An Accommodative Fed and a Strengthening Economy Outweighed Geopolitical Fears

Observations on the Capital Markets – Week Ended June 20, 2014 Iraq news didn’t spark a flight to safety and it’s not yet clear whose side we’re on (or should be on). Fed policy seems to be on autopilot, which … Continue reading

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Markets are Unfazed as War Risks Escalate

The Capital Markets Were Very Calm Last Week, Considering The Rising War Risks Equities:  After three strong weeks, the S&P 500 ended the week down 0.7%.  Higher oil prices boosted the index’s Energy sector to a 1.7% return; while all … Continue reading

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Seeking New Opportunities in Emerging Markets Debt

Yerlan Syzdykov, Head of Emerging Markets Bond & High Yield here at Pioneer Investments, recently shared his thoughts with London’s press on the challenges of investing in emerging market debt. I thought I would share them here with you as … Continue reading

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