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Central bank watcher: Coronavirus sparks new wave of easing
Central bank watcher: Coronavirus sparks new wave of easing
The global spread of the coronavirus has forced policymakers as well as investors to reassess their outlook.
09-03-2020 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: Upside bounce, downside risks
Fixed income outlook: Upside bounce, downside risks
Fixed income returns have been excellent in 2019.
06-01-2020 | Quarterly outlook
Negative yields are becoming the new normal
Negative yields are becoming the new normal
The ECB has adopted a long-term negative interest rate policy.
06-08-2019 | Insight
Two European headaches: Brexit and Italy
Two European headaches: Brexit and Italy
Drawing a line under both of these situations will help European equities deliver improved relative performance within a global equity portfolio, and banks will play a key role in this.
06-12-2018 | Insight
A first step towards normalization
A first step towards normalization
The European Central Bank is ready to raise interest rates for the first time since Draghi took office.
11-11-2018 | Insight
Excessive
Excessive
It looks unlikely that Italy’s new populist government will seek confrontation with Brussels about its budget for 2019 after all.
26-09-2018 | Column
The Italian crisis - a mere ripple or more of a wave?
The Italian crisis - a mere ripple or more of a wave?
It pushed aside trade war talk and the Korean summit saga to take center stage.
07-06-2018 | Monthly outlook
Germany, or even Europe, to be thrown into political turmoil?
Germany, or even Europe, to be thrown into political turmoil?

Euroscepticism was put to the electoral test last year, and apparently it failed

15-02-2018 | Column
The future of the euro: to integrate or disintegrate?
The future of the euro: to integrate or disintegrate?
The euro’s future may better lie with further integration rather than disintegration, our five-year outlook believes.
19-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
Financial markets are coming of age
Financial markets are coming of age
Riskier assets are seen returning less as financial markets face a ‘coming of age’, our new five-year outlook predicts.
18-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
Four unjustified stress factors for high yield bonds
Four unjustified stress factors for high yield bonds
Investors in high yield bonds should be careful that they do not get carried away by the unpredictable sentiment on financial markets.
14-03-2016 | Insight
Helicopter money flies into view
Helicopter money flies into view
Helicopter money is moving onto central banks’ radar as they run out of ammunition to stimulate economies, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
07-03-2016 | Monthly outlook
Robeco High Yield Bonds: getting more than you pay for
Robeco High Yield Bonds: getting more than you pay for
In the volatile high yield bond market Robeco High Yield Bonds’ investment process has to prove its strength.
02-03-2016 | Insight
European low-vol stocks: lessons from ‘a lost decade’
European low-vol stocks: lessons from ‘a lost decade’
Europe has seen a modest pick-up in economic growth in the first quarter, with unexpectedly strong figures coming in from France and Italy.
29-05-2015 | Insight
Expenses and dividend taxes affect European index fund and ETF returns
Expenses and dividend taxes affect European index fund and ETF returns
European index funds and exchange-traded funds underperform their benchmarks by 50 to 150 basis points per annum.
25-01-2010 | Research
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