The post-financial crisis and massive central bank stimulus that followed in developed nations has led to some of the lowest bond yields in history. In a move to find higher returns, cash has moved abroad into economies that offer higher yielding assets. Countries such as New Zealand have benefitted during these times, but with the Fed's move to scale back asset purchases in combination with slower growth in China, the four year trend may be showing signs of fundamental weakness.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabinet have agreed to a Brexit deal with the European Union. The Brexit saga isn’t over yet, though.
by Nick Cawley