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Short and Sharp: Resist the temptation to trade geopolitical risk



Last week’s escalating tensions surrounding North Korea immediately affected markets. Global equities fell almost 2%, bond yields fell, credit spreads widened meaningfully, and the U.S. dollar and gold strengthened as investors went into flight-to-quality mode. The VIX, a measure of the expected…

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Italy: the political risks pile up



While global markets have focused on the longevity of the so-called Trump trade, there have been developments in the other key risk for 2017. The likelihood of a populist, anti-immigration, anti-establishment, anti-euro party coming into power in Italy just increased. Last week, the Italian…

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