News & Updates

In our News & Updates section, we’ll keep you informed about what is happening at MeDirect Group. Through this section we also publish weekly market updates provided by well-established fund houses and other interesting financial reads. Make sure to visit often to keep yourself up to date.


BlackRock Commentary: Recession eclipses U.S. midterm result

Equities usually do well after U.S. midterms. Why? Gridlock is common and prevents policy change that could spook stocks. BlackRock don’t see that past playbook working this time due to the recession they expect from the Fed ratcheting up rates.

Weekly Updates - Notes from the Trading Desk

Notes from the Trading Desk – Franklin Templeton

The key focus for this week will be the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting on Thursday, with a 75 basis point interest-rate hike expected. ECB President Christine Lagarde will also speak, likely to reiterate that quantitative tightening will begin after interest-rate normalisation has completed. The US GDP report on Thursday will also be closely watched. Earnings season gets into full swing this week, so focus will be on corporate reporting.

No recession cover in sovereign bonds Blackrock Commentary

BlackRock Commentary: No recession cover in sovereign bonds

Recession fears are roiling markets. Investors traditionally take cover in sovereign bonds, but we see this recession playbook as obsolete. Why? First, central banks are hiking rates to try to tame inflation, causing recessions. Second, we don’t see them cutting rates like they typically do in recessions due to persistent inflation. Third, we expect investors to demand more compensation for the risk of holding government bonds amid high debt loads.

Simple tips to start investing_

Simple tips to start investing

Looking at the news lately, you might feel rather uneasy about investing: is it the right time to venture into something new? We would like to explain some aspects about investing to help you take the right decision.

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