Colin is an investment writer and television presenter specialising in macroeconomics and the financial markets. He is the founder of "In the Long Run", an alternative investment consultancy in 2010 advising hedge funds on sales, marketing and business development. He is also a member of the advisory committee of Asia Alternative Investments Network. Colin holds prestigious qualifications from Columbia University in the City of New York, Yale University and the University of Michigan.
· As global stock markets continue to rise, commentators talk of a bubble · Shorter-term indicators suggest the markets have run ahead of fundamentals · Expectations about the speed of economic recovery from the pandemic remain key · Even a slight moderation of fiscal and monetary expansion could precipitate a crash
· As global stock markets continue to rise, commentators talk of a bubble · Longer-term indicators present mixed signals about valuation · Expectations about the speed of economic recovery from the pandemic are key · A recovery in productivity growth relies on saving and investment in innovation
· 2020 has been a torrid year for stock markets globally · Fiscal and monetary stimulus rescued investors from a brutal bear-market · Digital transformation has accelerated and fortunes of the technology sector with it · With mass-vaccination still some way off, 2021 will see many trends continue
With US elections over and a vaccine in sight, financial market uncertainty has declined Rotation has seen a resurgence in those stocks battered by the onset of the pandemic Monetary and fiscal spending will continue until inflation returns November has been an interesting month for financial markets around the world. The US Presidential election came and went and with its passing financial market uncertainty diminished.
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated several economic trends.