Tag Archives: Eurozone

Extracting Opportunities in European Equities – Focus on France

French Equities – Core Country but Not Core Holding? Given the increased interest in European Equities at this point – this is the second in a series of blogs focusing on different countries in the Eurozone and potential opportunities within … Continue reading

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Who Buys Bonds With Negative Yields?

As part of the European Investment Grade Fixed Income team, some very common questions we are asked as we meet investors and clients are; why would anyone buy a bond with a negative yield? Why buy a bond that is … Continue reading

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Strong Jobs Report: Good for the Economy, Bad for Investors

Last week the Labor Department released another very strong jobs report.  That was good news for the economy, but bad news for investors.  Payroll employment rose 295k, with revisions of -18k and the trailing 6-month average of 293k is at a … Continue reading

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Investing for Income – Are Risk Assets Now a Choice or a Need?

The Pioneer Investments European Equity team have noted that a recent report by the Pension Protection Fund in the U.K. estimates that, on average, U.K. defined benefit pension funds saw liabilities increase by 29% in 2014 alone, as low interest rates have … Continue reading

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The Fed is Waiting Patiently…Are You?

The FOMC’s January meeting didn’t break new ground; I’m waiting for the March press conference for any significant action to be discussed. As we know, patience continued to be the theme, as the Fed signaled a rate hike before June … Continue reading

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