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Chart Room: As others hike rates, can China’s easing policy remain a cut above?

Cuts to the reserve requirement ratio remain China’s monetary policy weapon of choice. How they are wielded highlights the tightrope policymakers must walk.

Leia Ma + 3 others | 12 May 2022

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Chart Room: Pole position for China’s electric autos

Despite rising materials costs, supply bottlenecks, and cloudy global macro conditions, China’s electric vehicle sector still looks charged for growth.

Eric Tse + 3 others | 6 April 2022

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Chart Room: Ukraine war adds to inflation and brings further supply chain woes

As the appalling human cost of the war in Ukraine continues to grow, the knock-on effects for the global economy are also becoming clearer.

Fiona O'Neill + 4 others | 17 March 2022

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Chart Room: Russia’s war in Ukraine is making metals more precious at any price

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing severe disruption to European commodity markets, exacerbating low inventories and threatening outright shortages.

James Richards + 2 others | 10 March 2022

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Chart Room: Ukraine war cuts rate hike expectations

Rate expectations have dipped downwards in Europe and the US, but we expect the Federal Reserve to stick to its hawkish narrative for now.

Salman Ahmed + 2 others | 3 March 2022

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Chart Room: Fingers in the punch bowl

Central bankers seeking to deploy rate hikes against inflation risk collateral damage as tighter policy threatens already swollen debt servicing costs.

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Chart Room: Covid recovery tops the list of themes for 2022

Latest survey of Fidelity analysts reveals companies' key concerns for the next 12 months.

Patrick Graham + 1 other | 3 February 2022

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Chart Room: Home is where the supply shortage is

Supply has never looked tighter in the US housing market. Construction backlogs persist and prices climb as homebuyers appear undeterred by looming rate hikes.

Shashank Manchanda + 2 others | 27 January 2022

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Chart Room: A 100-year view of inflation and asset returns

Long run inflation data show equities and bonds both perform better when inflation is falling. But what about today’s world of persistent price rises?

Max Stainton + 2 others | 4 November 2021

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Chart Room: Digging into China’s GDP growth

A sharp decline in excavator utilisation reflects China’s property-and-infrastructure-induced slowdown, but it also boosts the case for strong policy response.

Mo Ji + 3 others | 21 October 2021

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Chart Room: Fidelity Leading Indicator points to contraction

After a summer slowdown, the latest Fidelity Leading Indicator is forecasting a tougher winter.

Louise Fribourg + 3 others | 14 October 2021

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Chart Room: US restaurants devour record receipts amid rebound

A resurgent desire to eat out has propelled monthly US restaurant sales above pre-pandemic levels. Despite challenges, we see a long runway of recovery ahead.

Jay Kim + 2 others | 2 September 2021

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Chart Room: Bond markets tempt FAIT amid prospects for a steeper US yield curve

The market sees risks that the Fed will not accommodate a large inflation overshoot, but we think the yield curve may have flattened too far.

Charlotte Harington + 3 others | 12 August 2021

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Chart Room: Why stock-bond correlations are turning positive

In the wake of Covid-19, US tech and consumer discretionary firms are leading a departure from the negative correlation between equities and bonds.

George Efstathopoulos + 2 others | 15 July 2021

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Chart Room: What Japan’s digital transformation means for markets

After years as relative laggards, Japanese companies are diving headfirst into DX, or digital transformation, and investors should take notice.

Takashi Maruyama + 3 others | 29 June 2021

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Chart Room: The crisis and opportunity in recycling single-use plastics

Production of single-use plastics is forecast to continue rising for the next decade-plus, and investment opportunities will depend greatly on recycling.

Velislava Dimitrova + 4 others | 17 June 2021

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Chart Room: Stronger for longer for China’s renminbi?

Expectations for further renminbi appreciation have risen, but we think short-term gains could be capped from here.

Morgan Lau + 3 others | 10 June 2021

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Chart Room: China’s EV industry is charged for growth

The combination of falling battery costs and rising adoption rates means China's EV industry is charged for growth.

Sherry Qin + 3 others | 26 May 2021

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Chart Room: An uneven supercycle for commodities?

Most commodity prices have been strong this year, spurring talk of a potential supercycle. But the returns could be more dispersed from here.

Louise Fribourg + 3 others | 20 May 2021

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Chart Room: The rapid rise of digital payments in India

The technological transformation of India’s economy has accelerated in recent years, as can clearly be seen in the accelerating shift to digital transactions.

Amit Goel + 3 others | 6 May 2021

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Chart Room: Why dividends make sense in an inflationary environment

History shows how dividend-focused investment strategies can provide sustainable income in a reflationary environment.

Matthew Jennings + 2 others | 29 April 2021

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Chart Room: China has fewer reasons to be hawkish

China's short-end rates remain low despite earlier expectations for monetary tightening.

George Efstathopoulos + 3 others | 22 April 2021

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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

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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

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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

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Chart Room: After the Gold Rush

Is it time to take profits in gold?

Stuart Rumble + 1 other | 21 January 2021

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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

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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

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Chart Room: Deploying the fiscal firehose

Chart Room: Deploying the fiscal firehose

Oli Shakir-Khalil + 2 others | 3 December 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Edith Chan + 2 others | 2 April 2020

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Chart room: The dash for dollars

Currency basis swap rates reflect dollar liquidity squeeze.

Stuart Rumble + 2 others | 27 March 2020

In 14 charts: China's unprecedented growth

China's unprecedented economic change in manufacturing and services has seen the country leapfrog its rivals in areas such as transport and mobile payments.

Bob Chen + 2 others | 16 September 2019

In charts: How demographic change is driving demand for income

Ageing populations and a growing class of wealthy baby boomers are expected to continue driving demand for income.

Raji Menon + 2 others | 4 July 2019

In nine charts: the world in 2029

The next decade provides new opportunities for travel and tech businesses, but also challenges in the form of increased risks to the environment.

Bob Chen + 1 other | 14 January 2019

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In five charts: the demographic trends changing the world

A compelling look at the demographic changes shaping our world.

Raji Menon + 1 other | 30 October 2018

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The spectacular rise of Asia in 12 charts

Charting the shifting balance of economic power from the West to the East.

Raji Menon + 1 other | 6 July 2018

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