LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Take on a little risk,
maybe, but not too much.
This extraordinary lack of conviction among global investors
about the remainder of 2012 illustrates just how unpredictable
the investment horizon has become in the “tug of war” between
unprecedented stimuli from the world’s big central banks and the
chronic drag of a deep-seated global debt hangover.
LONDON (Reuters) – Global investors staged a tentative return to euro zone stocks and bonds this month following the European Central Bank’s bond-buying rescue plan and credit easing from the U.S. and Japanese central banks, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.
Yet even though synchronised central bank interventions saw cash holdings cut to their lowest since April, the survey of 61 funds in the United States, continental Europe, Britain and Japan showed only a selective return to risky assets.
Big jump! Irish Q2 GNP +4.3% q/q compared to 0.8% forecast, up 2.9 percent yr/yr
LONDON (Reuters) – With all the booms, busts, policy fixes and financial turbulence of recent years, investors would have done well to keep it in the family — or family businesses at least.
Even though family ownership to some conjures up thoughts of cronyism, internecine feuds and succession problems, performance data shows that listed companies where families have substantial shareholdings outstripped benchmark global indices over the past five years.