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Weekly Macro Themes - 23 August 2019

Here's an overview of the topics and charts covered in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report. To receive a copy just click through to contact us or request a trial.

This week we covered the following topics/ideas:

1. China Joins the Policy Pivot: China’s new policy rate is a key reform step, and arguably amounts to an effective rate cut; lumping China in a growing group of interest rate cutters globally.

2. Macro Pulse: From a momentum perspective the latest flash PMI results were somewhat encouraging.

3. TIPS: Bullish breakevens on valuation and an expected improvement in macro factors.

4. Frontier Market Equities: FM equities are outpacing their EM and DM counterparts and may have further to run (on favourable valuations, relative performance, and market breadth signals).

5. REITs: Global REITs are at risk given very expensive absolute valuations, bearish breadth divergence, and signs of softening in some of the key financial metrics.

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