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The Future of Payments: Series 2 - Part III. Bitcoins: Can the Tinkerbell Effect Become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

March 17, 2021
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Bitcoin’s market cap of $1 trillion makes it too important to ignore. Big players who buy and sell bitcoins have considerable market-moving power. As long as asset managers and companies continue to enter the market, Bitcoin prices could continue to rise. But bitcoin transactions and tradability are still limited. And the real debate is whether rising valuations alone can be reason enough for bitcoin to evolve into an asset class, or whether its illiquidity is an obstacle. Bitcoin’s value will continue to rise and fall depending on what people believe it is worth. This is sometimes called the Tinkerbell Effect — a recognised economic term stating that the more people believe in something, the likelier it is to happen. [more]

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December 6, 2021
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Inflation is not transitory, in our view. While its destination might be clear, detours and delays are possible -- as highlighted by last week's Omicron sell-off. Nevertheless, at c.8x earnings, the sector is not priced for imminent interest rate hikes, pointing to upside in case of delivery of interest rate hikes -- the key theme for the sector in 2022. [more]
December 6, 2021
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Our US Transportation team has published its 2022 Outlook Report. The bottom line is that they’ve been bullish for a long time, and they continue to be bullish for the outlook for 2022 But it’s clear that the accommodative macro conditions are likely to wane. Specifically, we’re transitioning from a period of easy monetary and generous fiscal policies to a period that is less easy and less generous. This has implications for equity valuation. [more]
November 16, 2021
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Governments from around the world will parade their climate credentials at the COP26 summit ... but when the dust has settled, much of the pressure to implement their plans will be delegated to corporates. Post-COP, firms will be pushed via policy or social pressure to spend more to mitigate climate change. The cost may be high but proactive firms are already being rewarded by customers and investors. Those that delay may face penalties. [more]
November 8, 2021
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Jose Gonzalez, Quant Strategist discusses a recently published study on the topic of Commodity Curve Investing; uncovering two crucial term-structure characteristics 1) the commodity curve shows significant momentum patterns 2) recent slope moves contain information about future price changes for an example. Systematic investors can exploit these phenomena through two quant strategies: Curve Momentum and Curve Spillover Momentum. [more]
September 28, 2021
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With demand for ESG products & solutions remaining strong, and asset managers advancing their ESG capabilities, we see asset managers bolstering their dedicated ESG product line-ups at an accelerating pace. We recently caught up with management teams across our coverage of US based traditional asset managers about their recent & planned ESG product launches, perspectives on client demand, as well as their current range of ESG products. [more]
September 20, 2021
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Many corporates have penciled in a strong rebound in earnings this year backed by forecasts of robust pent-up demand. Yet, so far there is little evidence of the spending surge that so many expect. Corporates are not wrong to anticipate hefty spending; all the right ingredients are there. Savings jumped due to government stimulus and a lack of spending options. So what’s happening then? [more]
September 10, 2021
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With demand for ESG products & solutions remaining strong, and asset managers advancing their ESG capabilities, we see asset managers bolstering their dedicated ESG product line-ups at an accelerating pace. We recently caught up with management teams across our coverage of US based traditional asset managers about their recent & planned ESG product launches, perspectives on client demand, as well as their current range of ESG products. [more]
September 7, 2021
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Liam Fitzpatrick, European Head of Metals and Mining Research interviews Anna Krutikov, Glencore's Head of Sustainability. Climate ambition is increasing rapidly at a global level and investors are demanding that large corporates, such as Glencore, align strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement and take the necessary action on reducing emissions. [more]
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