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Vanessa Chan
Article 2 min read

Chart Room: Watching for cracks amid pressure on China’s local government finances

Some of China’s local government financing vehicles are struggling to service their debts, but not all LGFVs are created equal.

Vanessa Chan + 2 others | 24 August 2023

Victoria Mio
Article 2 min read

China’s property market sparks to life with signs of recovery

Homebuyers are finally back in action in China. We see a rebound in sales activity in mega cities, although consumer confidence remains fickle.

Victoria Mio + 3 others | 9 March 2023

Leia Ma
Article 2 min read

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

Salman Ahmed
Blog 6 min read

Remapping China risks

Amid rising investor uncertainty over China-related risks, we assess what’s changed and what hasn’t in the outlook for China’s markets and macro policy.

Salman Ahmed + 3 others | 21 March 2022

Fidelity International Global Macro & Asset Allocation Team
Blog 2 min read

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.

Daniel Swift
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: When it pays to consider low volatility strategies

In the face of a riskier macro environment, strategies designed to minimise volatility may find their time to shine.

Daniel Swift + 1 other | 2 December 2021

Paras Anand
Podcast 43 min listen

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Demographics

China’s labour pool is shrinking as the population ages. How people save and invest signals challenges and opportunities for China’s pension system.

Paras Anand + 10 others | 23 November 2021

Mo Ji
Blog 2 min read

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

Paras Anand
Podcast 33 min listen

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Regulation

How should investors look at a pick-up in regulatory activity that has affected some of China’s biggest and most dynamic companies?

Paras Anand + 7 others | 13 October 2021

Eric Wong
Article 4 min read

Asia eyes a tantrum-free taper this time

A faster-than-expected tapering by the Federal Reserve remains a risk for Asian bond markets, but investors have been reassured by the latest policy signals.

Eric Wong + 3 others | 7 September 2021

Charlotte Harington
Blog 2 min read

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

Paras Anand
Article 4 min read

After the selloff, what next for China equities?

A spate of regulatory actions across several sectors in China rattled markets and sent shares tumbling, but some of this selling appears overdone.

Paras Anand + 2 others | 29 July 2021

Timothy Foster
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Gimme shelter (from inflation)

Shelter inflation continues to hold the key for forecasting inflation pressure in the US.

Timothy Foster + 2 others | 29 July 2021

Martin Dropkin
Blog 4 min read

Credit risk at China’s SOEs in focus amid Huarong saga

China’s bond and equity markets have been rattled by concerns that state-owned enterprises could face greater default risk.

Martin Dropkin + 4 others | 4 June 2021

Nathan Sribalasundaram
Article 5 min read

Why India’s ‘fallen angel’ risk is rising

India’s ballooning debt levels amid a structural growth slowdown have raised the risks of an imminent downgrade by credit ratings agencies.

Nathan Sribalasundaram + 2 others | 19 April 2021

Matthew Siddle
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Retail investors pile into the fastest growing stocks

Retail investors' market participation is extreme not only in volume, but also concentration.

Matthew Siddle + 2 others | 25 March 2021

Timothy Foster
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: A Goldilocks spot for inflation-linked bonds

We see a sweet spot in inflation-linked bonds with maturities ranging from 1 year to 10 years.

Timothy Foster + 1 other | 18 March 2021

Dhananjay Phadnis
Blog 4 min read

Sustainability is key for value creation

How should we quantify the valuation impact of sustainable investing?

Dhananjay Phadnis + 1 other | 2 March 2021

Max Stainton
Blog 2 min read

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

Timothy Foster
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Keep an eye on housing rents when tracking inflation

Some key considerations make us more constructive on US rents for the year ahead, particularly soaring home purchase prices.

Timothy Foster + 1 other | 18 February 2021

Rahul Srivatsa
Blog 2 min read

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

Fabio Riccelli
Blog 2 min read

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

Stuart Rumble
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: After the Gold Rush

Is it time to take profits in gold?

Stuart Rumble + 1 other | 21 January 2021

Steve Ellis
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: A liquidity tide for the record books

2020 brought us new high-water marks in the US for both money supply growth and the personal savings rate.

Steve Ellis | 13 January 2021

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 1 min read

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

Salman Ahmed
Blog 2 min read

Brexit agreement: A respite from uncertainty

What investors are looking at after UK exits the European Union

Salman Ahmed | 4 January 2021

Anthony Doyle
Blog 1 min read

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

Jenn-Hui Tan
Blog 1 min read

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

Gita Bal
Blog 1 min read

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

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 2 min read

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

Anthony Doyle
Blog 1 min read

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

Natalie Briggs
Blog 1 min read

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

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 1 min read

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

Jon Guinness
Blog 2 min read

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

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 2 min read

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

Louise Fribourg
Blog 1 min read

Fidelity Leading Indicator signals broad-based recovery

Four out of five FLI sectors are experiencing both growth and acceleration, with only Consumer and Labour lagging.

Louise Fribourg + 1 other | 8 September 2020

Ming Gong
Blog 4 min read

China property: Built for the long run

Facing challenges in their core business of building and selling new homes, Chinese real estate developers have found an alternative source of revenue.

Ming Gong + 1 other | 24 August 2020

Louise Fribourg
Blog 2 min read

Fidelity Leading Indicator points to weak recovery

Business sentiment and trade are improving, among signals of a fragile recovery, but consumer confidence and industrial orders lag.

Louise Fribourg + 1 other | 12 August 2020

Monica Li
Blog 4 min read

Chinese banks are due for national service

As governments around the world exhaust their policy arsenals to save economies, China is reaching for a secret weapon unrivaled by most countries.

Monica Li + 2 others | 31 July 2020

Ian Samson
Article 2 min read

Chart Room: Mobility data shows most economies are rebounding slowly

Economic activity is being determined by virus response rather than slower-moving traditional industrial cycles. We need to adjust our toolkits accordingly.

Ian Samson + 2 others | 28 May 2020

Ian Samson
Blog 2 min read

Fidelity Leading Indicator shows broad weakness as the focus turns to recovery

The three-month Fidelity Leading Indicator growth rate is already halfway to the Global Financial Crisis trough.

Ian Samson + 1 other | 12 May 2020

Ian Samson
Blog 2 min read

FLI: Consumer pain leads the way

The three-month Fidelity Leading Indicator growth rate is already halfway to the Global Financial Crisis trough.

Ian Samson + 1 other | 8 April 2020

Ian Samson
Blog 2 min read

FLI: Consumer confidence holds up amid broad-based slowdown

For the first time in two years the Fidelity Leading Indicator cycle tracker signals both below-trend growth and deceleration.

Ian Samson | 10 March 2020

George Efstathopoulos
Blog 2 min read

Markets flash volatility on, risk off, but pockets of resilience remain

Risk assets extended their recent selloff, but amid the renewed volatility are some areas of unexpected outperformance.

George Efstathopoulos + 2 others | 26 February 2020

Paras Anand
Blog 2 min read

When the playbook stops working

Why did markets wait so long to sell off in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak?

Paras Anand | 24 February 2020

Fidelity International
Blog 3 min read

Market volatility spikes on coronavirus impact

How should investors respond to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak, and the volatility it may create?

Fidelity International | 12 February 2020

Forest Shultz
Blog 2 min read

China’s stimulus is working, but credit markets hold longer-term risks

The credit stimulus measures that China began last summer are starting to reach a critical mass, but transmission to the real economy remains patchy.

Forest Shultz + 4 others | 18 April 2019

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