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Asian Economic and Bond Market Outlook - Q3 2017PDF

Rebound in demand for Asian exports and the non-realisation of protectionist trade policy year-to-date from the new US President have enabled Asian economies to register robust growth numbers so far.

11 Aug 2017
Investment Outlooks
Weekly Gold Market Update 14 Aug 2017PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold rallies on geopolitical tensions

14 Aug 2017
Market Commentary
SPDR Smart Beta Dashboard - August 2017PDF

Momentum factor generally performs well when trends persist, and the past seven months have been characterised by a consistent narrative of synchronised global economic growth.

11 Aug 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 07 Aug 2017PDF

This Week's Highlights: US jobs data boosts outlook for Fed tightening

07 Aug 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 31 July 2017PDF

This Week's Highlights: The Fed's dovish tone sent gold prices higher

31 Jul 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 24 Jul 2017PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold extends gains as US dollar weakens further

24 Jul 2017
Market Commentary
SPDR Smart Beta Dashboard - July 2017PDF

The broadly favourable backdrop has supported equities over the past six months and driven cyclical strategies, such as Momentum, versus defensive strategies, such as Minimum Volatility.

17 Jul 2017
Market Commentary
Sector Flows Snapshot - June 2017PDF

Market leadership continued to evolve last month, with defensives gaining a firmer footing amidst heightened volatility.

04 Jul 2017
Market Commentary
Debunking 5 Common Gold Misconceptions PDF

Gold is again attracting investor interest in 2017. This interest isn't surprising - investors tend to flock to gold when uncertainty is heightened and when equity returns may be overstretched.

30 Apr 2017
Thought Leadership
What to Consider When Implementing Gold in a Portfolio PDF

Investment demand highlights the potential for portfolio risk mitigation that gold can provide in an environment of global negative interest rates as well as uncertainty around global monetary policy.

31 Mar 2017
Thought Leadership
Asian Economic and Bond Market Outlook - Q1 2017 PDF

Asian economies are expected to grow at moderate rates this year due to uncertainty on the sustainability of recent rebound in exports and lacklustre domestic private demand given current high household debt burden in countries like Korea, Malaysia and Thailand.

28 Feb 2017
Investment Outlooks
2017 Mid-Year Investment Outlook PDF

Global markets continue to spin on an axis of complexity, propelled by shifts in political dynamics and macro events. Meanwhile, equities bounce around all-time highs and volatility hovers close to record lows.

30 Jun 2017
Investment Outlooks
2017 Investment Outlook PDF

The global political landscape experienced a seismic shift in 2016. The surge in populist sentiment has huge implications for the way forward and may have created a "New Abnormal".

31 Dec 2016
Investment Outlooks
Weekly Gold Market Update 03 Jul 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold fell as US 10-year Treasury yield rose to the highest level in more than two months

03 Jul 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 26 Jun 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold flat for the week as investors continue to await clues for Fed

26 Jun 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 29 May 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold rallies despite a firmer US dollar

29 May 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 22 May 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold rallies as the US dollar Index drops to pre-election levels

22 May 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 08 May 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold Weighed by Expectations of June Rate Hike

08 May 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 24 Apr 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Investors likely to swing back to risk-taking mode after the first round of French election

24 Apr 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 27 Mar 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold poised for further gains on US dollar weakness

27 Mar 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 20 Mar 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Fed rate hike fuelled a rally in gold

20 Mar 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 13 Mar 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold holds above US$1,200/oz as rate hike draws near

13 Mar 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 06 Mar 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold lost momentum as US Fed moves toward a March rate hike

06 Mar 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 20 Feb 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold finds support amid ongoing geopolitical uncertainty

20 Feb 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 13 Feb 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold moved upwards despite US dollar strength

13 Feb 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 06 Feb 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold breaking 100-day average may trigger further bullish momentum

06 Feb 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 23 Jan 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold climbs as Trump takes office

23 Jan 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 16 Jan 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Physical and safe haven buying may support near-term prices

16 Jan 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 09 Jan 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Gold gains most in six months as market most bullish in a year

09 Jan 2017
Market Commentary
Weekly Gold Market Update 03 Jan 2017 PDF

This Week's Highlights: Sentiment for gold turns more bullish

03 Jan 2017
Market Commentary

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