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Baby Boomers are looking to downsize. Millennials are choosing style over square footage. The net-net? The new American home is shrinking in size for the first time in 40 years.

The New American Home

Baby Boomers are looking to downsize. Millennials are choosing style over square footage. The net-net? The new American home is shrinking in size for the first time in 40 years.

Daily Insights 

May 06, 2016
 

Sell in May’ appears to be unfolding

 

  • Risk sentiment remains weak in Europe following on from a negative tone in Asia. Eurostoxx is down by 0.5%, ahead of this afternoon’s US employment report. The sell off is broad based across sectors with Basic Resources and Oil & Gas down more than -1%. In Asia, China A- and H-shares fell 2.8% and 1.8%, respectively, with the latter heading for the worst weekly performance since mid-February. The Nikkei closed down -0.25% following a three-day holiday. Indeed, the technical tailwind to portfolio inflows to Asia appears to be fading. Underweight positions appear to be covered, and high-frequency data are showing signs of exhaustion of inflows in the past two weeks. For Asian currencies, our analysis suggests that the MYR, THB, IDR and, to an extent, the TWD will be most vulnerable should portfolio flows slow.
  • The USD rebound extended in a risk-off market, with the largest gains against the AUD and NZD. In Australia, the currency fell by 1%, short-end government bond yields fell to record low levels, and the OIS market has priced in increased chances of another rate cut after the RBA lowered its 2016 underlying inflation forecast to 1-2% from 2-3% in its quarterly Statement of Monetary Policy (SoMP).
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Igniting growth with our clients

Our financial advice and access to investment capital helps transform clients' business ideas into long-term growth and innovation. Together, those ideas are the fuel that ignites progress for the global economy and society. 
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Giving young people skills to rebound and rise

Our youth unemployment partnership with Good Shepherd Services, the Rebound program, uses basketball as the impetus to deliver financial literacy skills, employment workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and personal development plans to 17-24 year olds.
 
Watch how Rebound addresses youth unemployment in BrooklynSee how Rebound is helping young unemployed Brooklynites

The C-suite's innovation dilemma

The financial services c-suite needs to embrace technology innovation, and learn its language if they want to succeed, according to Harvard Business School professor and New York Times’ bestselling author Clayton Christensen.

Professor Christensen explains why the state of disruption in financial services could force them to adapt in this interview with Arian Lewis, Barclays' Head of Open Innovation.

See video chaptersSee chapters of Professor Christensen's video on disruptive innovation
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