Insights Monthly August 2020

Download Insights Monthly August 2020

The strength of markets in Q2 continued into July, with the MSCI World index of developed equity markets up 4.8%, global emerging equity markets even stronger, +8.9%, and global government bonds also up, +3.3%. Credit markets benefitted from falling bond yields and rising equity markets, with investment grade bonds +3.3% and high yield +4.7%. The most significant moves in the month came in currencies, with the dollar down 4.2% on a trade weighted basis, taking its virtually unbroken fall since mid March to over 9%.

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