The actions of central banks are once again at the forefront of investor thinking – whether it was the Swiss National Bank's abandonment of its franc/euro peg, the Bank of Canada's surprise interest rate [...]
The promulgation of market and economic outlooks is a seasonal exercise. More often than not, these are a compendium of forecasts that attempts to place into focus the inherently fuzzy picture of what the future holds.
In this new age of social media, information overload prevails and financial market news has followed this trend. The wealth of market commentaries and economic bulletins can feel like a constant flood of information.