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Politics & Global Markets

Politics & Global Markets

The geopolitical landscape is always shifting, but events of late – from Brexit to Trump – highlight even more the importance of understanding how the spheres of politics, policy and markets interact.  Get the latest views from our global team of experts on the geopolitical, economic and investment repercussions.

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SSGA’s Gray Swans for 2018

SSGA’s Gray Swans for 2018

Our base case calls for steady growth and tame inflation to support corporate earnings and risk assets in 2018, but we pressure-test this outlook with improbable scenarios we call gray swans.

Will Markets Be More Skittish in 2018?

Will Markets Be More Skittish in 2018?

While there are many potential flashpoints, none seems material enough to derail the global economy or markets.

Growth Broadens, Returning to Trend

Growth Broadens, Returning to Trend

A slow but steady improvement in growth, coupled with modest inflation, is conducive for stronger global equity markets.

A Break-out Year for China?

A Break-out Year for China?

With 2018 potentially a break-out year, global investors should revisit their China strategy

Nein to Eurozone Reforms

Nein to Eurozone Reforms

Germany’s election campaign may have lacked the drama we saw in France, but the result could be memorable for the markets.

Make or Break for the Eurozone

Make or Break for the Eurozone

Plans are afoot to reform the Eurozone, as part of a grand bargain between Germany and France, but these efforts could be de-railed if Mrs. Merkel loses the German election.

Globalization and Its Discontents

Globalization and Its Discontents

A deeper dive into how globalization and its populist discontents continue to drive uncertainty for markets.

Macron’s Reforms: En Marche or En Grève?

Macron’s Reforms: En Marche or En Grève?

Emmanuel Macron has unveiled the first in a series of bills aimed at modernizing the French economy and tackling structurally high unemployment. But can he get the legislation passed?

Reaction to UK Election Shock

Reaction to UK Election Shock

Future of UK–EU relations now up for grabs after PM loses majority for negotiating Brexit.

Macron Win Stems European Populism Tide

Reaction to UK Election Shock

A solid victory signals lower political risk across developed markets and is likely to support the rally in European markets building up to this outcome.

Has European Political Risk Been Priced In?

Has European Political Risk Been Priced In?

Ahead of key French elections, our investment experts look at how investors might shield themselves from ballot box shocks.

Weighing the Trump Effects

Weighing the Trump Effects

SSGA experts asses the macroeconomic, market, investment, public policy and regulatory implications of President Trump's change agenda.

Domestic Policy Choices

Domestic Policy Choices

Brexit, Trump and Eurozone populism have a common thread in anti-globalization. But experience differs by country, resulting in different policy responses.

Can Globalization be Saved?

Can Globalization be Saved?

Populist rhetoric has driven a backlash against globalization. We examine how open market benefits can be preserved while promoting more inclusive growth.