Global Fixed Income Strategy - November 2019

Monthly insights and updates from the Invesco Fixed Income team

Dec 5, 2019 | Invesco Fixed Income

Globalization means many things - migration, the exchange of ideas and culture, and trade and cross–border capital flows, to name a few. Increased trade tensions, especially between the US and China, have shined the spotlight on this topic and raised important questions: Is the end of globalization at hand and what are the implications for investors?

Here, we narrowly define globalization to mean trade in goods and services and suggest that the dramatic rise in global trade flows (especially manufactured goods) witnessed over the last three decades may have reached its zenith. We argue that this is not a new phenomenon – or related only to recent trade tensions – but rather the continuation of a trend underway since the global financial crisis.

 

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