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The Dividend Signal

Hot on the heels of Meta Platforms, tech giant Alphabet has joined the dividend game. Both companies’ join Microsoft, Apple and Nvidia as ‘big tech’ dividend payers. Beneath the surface more tech dividends are emerging, with Salesforce and having their dividend debuts in 2024. This is a significant development for a space with a long-held preference for buybacks. 

Tags: Aegon Asset Management, Macro
Video: Strategic Thinking – March 2024

In the latest Strategic Thinking video, Colin Finlayson, co-manager of the Aegon Strategic Bond strategies, examines recent dynamics within the fixed income market, particularly the divergent performance between government bonds and corporate bonds. He discusses what’s driving this dynamic, if it’s likely to continue and what this means for the Aegon strategic bond strategies.

Tags: Aegon Asset Management, Macro, Banks
2024 Equities Outlook

There have been two standout themes in global equities in 2023: the outperformance of the so called 'magnificent seven' US mega-cap tech stocks (without which US indices would have underperformed), and the Japanese stock market. There were also two standout underperformers - China and the UK. Will these trends continue in 2024?

Tags: Aegon Asset Management, Outlook, Long-Term, Macro
Video: Strategic Thinking – October 2023

In the latest Strategic Thinking video, Colin Finlayson, co-manager of the Aegon Strategic Bond strategies reviews what was a very challenging month for global bond markets, but why he believes the peak of the interest rate cycle and falling inflation make the outlook even more attractive. He also gives an update on how we are allocating against this backdrop and discusses why flexibility will be key.

Tags: Aegon Asset Management, Macro, Banks, Credit
Global House View
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Global House View

Global House View

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The Ball is Back in High Yield's Court

For years, investors have faced the reality of lending to corporates at ever falling yields. Now, the high yield market is living up to its name. As rates have shifted higher, yields on high yield bonds continue to increase, even in the higher-quality part of the market.

Tags: Aegon Asset Management, High Yield, Macro
Video: Multi Asset Macro Update June 2023

Aegon AM’s Head of Macro Strategy Frank Rybinski (CFA), shares his insights on what he expects the Fed to do next and the monetary outlook for the remainder of 2023. Frank also discusses how he feels investors should position themselves for the environment ahead.

Tags: Aegon Asset Management, Macro, Multi-Asset
Yield curves and Interest Rates – are they wrong?

Government bond markets have experienced material volatility year to date, with yields rising to reflect changes in expectation for policy rates globally. Central banks are raising interest rates in response to the continued high levels of inflation being experienced in many countries. At the time of writing the bond markets are already discounting increases in rates to levels not seen since before the financial crisis of 2008. In the UK in particular, bank rate is already at 1%. In the UK, the market is implying through the yield curve that bank rate will peak at around 2.25%, in the US around 3% and in Europe 1.5%. The implied curves are shown below.

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Market Know-How: One Mississippi, Two Mississippi...

Many market observers in 2019 believe they have witnessed cyclical warning signs which start the countdown to the next recession, we believe a recession is not a foregone conclusion.

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