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Weekly Macro Themes - 16 April 2021

Here's a brief overview of the topics and charts covered in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report (the flagship report of our institutional research service). I send this report out weekly late Friday NZ time and aim to cover a good mix of macro/ideas/risk management topics, across a global macro/multi-asset universe.

This week I covered the following topics/ideas:

1. Policy Watch – China/EM: Globally the monetary policy outlook has shifted to neutral: for China and emerging markets it’s increasingly shifting towards the hawkish side.

2. Gold: Short-term there are a number of tactical bullish signals lighting up for gold, albeit the medium/longer-term outlook remains skewed to the downside as macro headwinds loom.

3. US Small Caps: Though the bull case has diminished, there is still some case to be made for small caps given a positive ERP, longer term cycles, and the greater exposure of small caps to cyclicals.

4. Frontier Markets: Maintain bullish medium-term view on technicals, cycle, strategic case.

5. Japan Equities: Global investors seem to be underestimating the potential in Japanese equities.

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