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Weekly Macro Themes - 16 Nov 2018

|Includes: ASHR, WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ), FXI, GLD, HEDJ

This week: ifo WES, global lending standards, real yields (and gold), Japanese equities, and China A-shares.

Here's a brief preview of the topics and charts covered in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report.

1. ifo World Economic Survey: We dissect some of the more interesting parts of this semi-annual economic survey, with some key insights on the stage of the global business cycle.

2. Global Lending Standards: Although loan demand ticked down slightly, global lending standards remain supportive, and the key risk indicators are not lighting up at this stage.

3. Real Yields (and Gold): Real yields are on the rise, we show how and why, and what the implications are for gold prices.

4. Japanese Equities: Japanese equities are probably one of the more interesting stock markets among developed markets.

5. China A-Shares: The valuation picture is much improved for China A-shares yet for now what is lacking is a catalyst, and this could come from either property or policy.

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