Market snapshot

Market Analysis

Turbulent market conditions continued into November 2007. Although the fixed-income markets had the confidence to post falls in interest rates (by as much as 40 basis points in the five-year rate), equity volatility nudged higher. The combined effect of this was to knock between 7% and 10% off participation rates for the guaranteed structures shown below. The SPX 500 and DJ Eurostoxx 50 in particular now show extremely low participation levels - to the extent which such products have long since

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What gold's rise means for rates, equities

It has been several years since we have seen volatility in gold. An increase in gold volatility can typically be associated with a change in sentiment and investor behavior. The precious metal has surged this year on increased demand for safe haven…

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