The mood of investors in Q3 2021 was decidedly undecided—and increasingly skeptical. Questions about the strength of the economic recovery, persistent inflationary pressures, the world’s ability to overcome the pandemic, and the timing of any tapering efforts by major central banks kept sentiment on the negative side of the neutral zone.
Surging oil prices lift both inflation expectations and bond yields; Dovish ECB keeps the short end of the Bund curve anchored, as long yields rise; Risk appetites increase, but portfolio risk declines.
Investor sentiment weakened further last week in all markets we track. The global decline in sentiment is weighing on markets and preventing a sustainable rebound from the corrections experienced in September.
Investor sentiment has returned to the neutral zone, but continues to reflect an uneasy feeling about proclamations exhorting the post-pandemic’s positive impact on the economy while ignoring the continued spread of increasingly more virulent variants.
We posted a blog in May 2018 specifically for asset managers who were still trying to integrate legacy technology into their investment ecosystem. Three years later, APIs are a must across the financial industry but not all APIs are created the same. We’ve updated this blog to include what it means to be API-first.
The votes from Germany’s federal election have been counted, but the result was far from decisive. We may be weeks, or even months, away from knowing who will succeed Angela Merkel as the next chancellor.