According to CNN, annual inflation dropped in March 2023 for the ninth consecutive month, and grocery prices fell month-on-month for the first time since September 2020. While the CPI has cooled off – at least temporarily – investors are not treating the news as a green light for the road back to riskier asset classes. With fear far from banished, cash remains king.
In late November 2022, OpenAI launched ChatGPT – an AI driven chatbot that can answer complex questions and handle almost any topic. A couple of months later, Microsoft (who is the primary investor) added a similar function to its Office suite. As more and more companies delve into the artificial intelligence world, we take a look at AI funds using our EPFR Stock Barometer tool: is AI going to be the next bubble for investors?
The collapse of several US regional banks and the UBS-Credit Suisse merger in March spurred investors to look for alternative homes for their money. For many the answer was Money Market Funds. Utilizing EPFR Fund Flows and Allocations data, we analyze which mandates and regions have benefited the most in recent weeks.
Azalea Micottis expands on a recent Nikkei Asia article to deep dive into the latest Vietnam’s equity fund trends using EPFR Fund Flows and Allocations data.
India sold its first sovereign “green” bonds on Wednesday, a debut that was well-received by the market. In this short Off the Wire piece, we will look at investor sentiment towards Developed Markets (DM) and Emerging Markets (EM) Equity and Bond Funds with SRI/ESG mandates.
Turkish equity markets were among the few in 2022 that managed to shrug off the angst fueled by rising inflation and tightening monetary policy, ending the year having outperformed all other markets. But did this commitment last into the new year? Did we see equity fund managers reposition themselves?
Is there a coming outflow in Japan’s long-dated government bonds? Where might this money be reallocated to? Who is the investor? EPFR Quant Analyst Vikram Srimurthy, reflects on The Wall Street Journal article, ‘Japan’s 10-Year Government Bond Yield Breaches New Cap’.