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Weekly Macro Themes - 20 August 2021

Here's a brief overview of the topics and charts covered in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report. I send this report out 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. Global Equities: With an eye on risk management, we review a number of early-warning risk indicators for global equities.

2. Global ex-US: The short-term picture is out of alignment with our medium-term views on this theme, so we review the key moving parts and revise the view slightly.

3. Value vs Growth: There are a number of promising signs, but it's not 100% clear either, so we review the strategic case and the tactical outlook.

4. Defensive Value: A pet topic; we look specifically at the "defensive" side of value, and how the strategic and tactical outlook is evolving for this super-sector.

5. Safe Haven FX: We find some very clear conclusions on our safe vs risky FX basket, and the implications extend beyond FX markets.

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