Chart of the week

Chart Room: Retail investors pile into the fastest growing stocks

Chart Room: Retail investors pile into the fastest growing stocks

The sharp increase in retail investment activity through trading platforms such as Robinhood in the US and FlatexDegiro in Europe is by now well-known. This week’s Chart Room delves deeper to show how retail’s market participation is extreme not only in volume, but also concentration. 

26 March 2021
Chart of the week | Oil and breakevens

Chart of the week | Oil and breakevens

Whilst last year’s favourite word amongst investors was “unprecedented”, this year “reflation” appears to be the word on everyone’s lips. For central bankers and investors, breakeven rates are an important measure of inflation expectations. Simply put, the breakeven rate is the difference between the yield of a nominal bond and an inflation-linked bond of the same maturity.

18 February 2021
A tighter relationship between US and Australian equities?

A tighter relationship between US and Australian equities?

As a small open economy, monetary policy decisions made in other parts of the world matter for Australia, particularly those of the US given their importance in global capital markets. So what can we expect in 2021 and just how will we be effected?

29 January 2021
A liquidity tide for the record books

A liquidity tide for the record books

This week’s 'Chart of the week' looks at how the unprecedented flood of dollar liquidity is likely to impact asset markets and monetary policy as we move through 2021.

14 January 2021
Bond markets power ahead

Bond markets power ahead

Australian government bond yields have collapsed in 2020, fuelled by the Reserve Bank of Australia’s unprecedented intervention in the market via yield curve control and quantitative easing. The question for Australian government bond investors now is how low will yields go?

03 December 2020
Some sectors may be set for a margin squeeze

Some sectors may be set for a margin squeeze

Rising cost pressures and a drop in pricing power are a recipe for a margin squeeze. The latest reading from Fidelity International’s monthly analyst survey shows which companies are struggling with inflationary pressure but also weaker pricing power.  

06 November 2020
Correlations boil and bubble and may spell toil and trouble

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.

30 October 2020
Chart of the week - debt-to-GDP edition

Chart of the week - debt-to-GDP edition

Unconventional monetary policy, like yield curve control and quantitative easing, is assisting governments by keeping bond yields low. But what happens if central banks around the world fail to act, while inflation moves higher? 

22 October 2020