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  1. For many, the world of cryptocurrency still feels distant; a cold and unknown place awash with jargon, and run by elite tech-heads. What most don’t realize is that the entire point of cryptocurrency is, in fact, to provide more choices and convenience to the masses. Anyone following crypto news over the past couple of years will have noticed a growing trend in articles telling us more and more how our new digital tokens can be used to purchase an increasing number of everyday things. Recently it was announced that Mithril (MITH) will be among the payment options for purchasing Ed Sheeran concert tickets. This adds yet another item to the growing list of purchases available to holders of cryptocurrencies. More importantly than that, it is another sign of the growing reach, legitimacy and viability of decentralized cryptocurrencies to challenge and even replace fiat currencies. In short, it is a consumer revolution. Announcement from Mithril’s official Medium Account Today it may start with Ed Sheeran tickets, but after that what comes next? Already cryptocurrencies can be used for purchasing Windows and Xbox content (2014), Starbucks coffee (August 2018), home furnishings on Overstock (2014), gift cards at egifter.com, luxury goods like at The White Company, and even to make charitable donations. Not only is the list growing, but the revolution is gaining mainstream attention. Back in March 2018, CNBC published an article detailing the increasing number of ways to use Bitcoin. In the same year, The Guardian newspaper in the UK also published a detailed feature on cryptocurrency. This is no longer a “fringe” industry. It has thrust itself into the mainstream, increasingly proving sceptics wrong and placing itself firmly outside of the “passing fad” category. As cryptocurrencies like MITH continue to gain momentum, and usage becomes more commonplace, another revelation is emerging — the miracle and marvel of blockchain-based technology. It is now becoming clear that as crypto use enters our everyday lives and becomes increasingly normalized, a greater number of people are seeing the benefits of decentralization. The security and lack of room for manipulation are particularly attractive, and even more that finally the power of currency could potentially be put into the hands of the masses rather than the elites. The sector isn’t without its challenges, however, and we should all remember that one swallow does not a summer make. Using crypto to purchase concert tickets is another small victory in the long road to meaningful and widespread implementation of cryptocurrencies in the everyday lives of the general public. https://www.asiacryptotoday.com/cryptocurrency-the-consumer-revolution-use-mithril-mith-to-get-tickets-for-ed-sheeran-concert-in-taiwan/
  2. Confident in moderate growth tilt After the Q4 sell-off that reflected deteriorating liquidity and economic conditions, we see more room for equities to rebound, as reasonable valuations and dovish central banks should support risk sentiment. Global economic growth is set to slow in 2019 as manufacturing activity continues to weaken. Yet with labor markets expected to be resilient and support consumption, we do not see the recent drop in soft economic data as a sign of an imminent recession. AAUC Global Investment Strategy & Research On the heels of recently weaker macro data, we expect the US Federal Reserve (Fed) to pause its hiking cycle in the first half of this year, providing relief to liquidity conditions and financial markets. In this context, we expect stock markets to recover further, supported by more realistic valuations. While US equities have led the rebound, we prefer to express our constructive view via our relatively pro-growth sector mix. Among our preferred sectors, energy appears most attractively valued. In our regional allocation, we stick to our preference for emerging markets (EM), which were more resilient in the last sell-off. They should benefit from an improvement in US-China trade relations and the stabilization in EM growth dynamiAAUC we expect for 2019. Supertrends: Virtual and augmented reality back in focus Given the challenging global growth outlook and the earnings warning from Apple, IT lagged in the recent recovery. Still, the sector should structurally benefit as digitalization continues to expand into almost all areas of life. In our Supertrend “Technology at the service of humans,” we expect the sub-theme “Virtual and augmented reality” to regain prominence. Venture capital investments have surged in this area and new development platforms at larger technology companies should, in our view, result in substantial growth. No longer negative on investment grade credits In fixed income, we see the risk of a significant increase in government bond yields as more limited in H1. This is also the case in EUR and CHF, where we now have a neutral duration view. With investment grade (IG) spreads having widened considerably in 2018, we no longer see IG corporate bonds as underperforming. We retain our preference for a mix of core government and emerging market bonds. Tactically positive on oil but neutral on overall commodities In alternative investments, we remain cautious on real estate, but see less downside potential after the December correction. Our neutral EUR bond yield outlook reinforces our preference for Eurozone real estate. In commodities, we expect oil to rebound should OPEC and Russia implement the promised supply cuts starting this month. At the same time, we have neutralized our previously positive commodity view in light of persistent growth concerns. EM currencies set to rally further, GBP still undervalued With the Fed adopting a more market-friendly tone and Fed rate hikes entirely priced out for 2019, the USD weakened across the board. As the repricing in short-term US rates may have gone too far, further USD softness should be more limited. At the same time, the fundamental undervaluation of our EM basket and attractive interest rate differentials should support the recovery of EM FX. Finally, GBP valuations remain very attractive. We expect the currency to recover. Important Information: This part of the material: (i) aims to provide macro-market commentary; (ii) does not contain any statements or advice in relation to any specific marketable security or financial product; and (iii) does not take into account your personal circumstances and should not be treated as any form of regulated financial advice, legal, tax or other regulated service.
  3. Slower growth in 2019 After a year of strong growth, investors are pricing in slower growth in 2019 as industrial production falls. We expect the growth slowdown to be focused in the first half of the year, followed by a pick-up by year-end. Labor markets remain resilient. Despite an apparent easing of trade tensions, tariffs remain a risk to growth and also have longer-term ramifications. James P Sweeney Chief Economist and Regional CIO Americas We expect 2019 to fit a pattern that has recurred often in recent decades: slow global industrial production growth roils markets but leaves developed market unemployment rates, inflation and corporate default rates largely unaffected. The manufacturing slowdown and associated financial volatility is likely to be focused in the first half of the year. Business surveys have recently fallen in the USA, China and Europe. We expect further manufacturing weakness as the global economy faces headwinds from tighter financial conditions, lower commodity prices and ongoing trade tensions. The major central banks will likely remain inactive in H1 as a result. However, by year-end we think global growth will be back on track. We expect the US Federal Reserve to hike rates twice in the second half of the year and the European Central Bank to begin raising rates in Q3. Resilient labor markets Labor market resilience will cut two ways. By maintaining stable consumption, it will help to prevent recessions in the USA and Eurozone, but will also create headaches for businesses due to shrinking margins. Steady labor markets will prompt policy tightening when short-term financial conditions and cyclical data allow it. The combination of weak manufacturing data and tight labor markets is already proving to be very difficult for many investment managers. Trade tensions likely to persist Tariff fears remain a risk to growth in 2019. Last year ended with a short-term truce on US-China tariffs, but the topic will be revisited and a wide range of outcomes is possible. US trade policy extends beyond the bilateral link to China. The USA could threaten other large economies with auto tariffs, which would contribute to cautious investment behavior. Geopolitical tensions are masquerading as trade tensions, as the USA’s focus on bilateral trade balances has led to questioning of global supply chains, especially in the technology sector. At stake ultimately is who will have leading roles in strategic technologies such as telecommunications equipment, microprocessors, self-driving vehicles and artificial intelligence. Taking a longer-term view Still, the trade and technology tensions are unlikely to lead to a major collapse in manufacturing that lasts through 2019 and beyond. We expect that once the 2019 global industrial production slump ends, a global economic rebound will occur, perhaps coinciding with calendar year 2020, which consensus now widely expects to be a US recession year. Now is a good time to carefully separate short, medium, and long-term forces. In the near term, we foresee a manufacturing slump. In the medium term, we expect an economic recovery amid tight labor markets and rising interest rates. It is only farther out that we foresee rising fiscal troubles and an all-new strategic landscape as new technologies and changing national and geo-political forces change the distribution of global influence. Important Information: This part of the material: (i) aims to provide macro-market commentary; (ii) does not contain any statements or advice in relation to any specific marketable security or financial product; and (iii) does not take into account your personal circumstances and should not be treated as any form of regulated financial advice, legal, tax or other regulated service.
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  5. As cryptocurrencies tend to rise in popularity, most online gambling sites have taken the advantage of accommodating a new form of payment. Today, whatever kind of activity you previously enjoyed without using cryptocurrency can be enjoyed. While there are cryptocurrency platforms working with most gambling sites, some have restrictions in the coin being offered. Additionally, these platforms focus on making profits without considering the users. Because of this, Folex is building a platform that gives users the ability to gamble using cryptocurrency while receiving a reward from the platform as well. The reward system is undertaken in a transparent manner for uses within the platform. Features of the Folex.io Platform • Gambling – The Folex platform allows its users to take part in a real online gambling environment. It offers its users the opportunity to play the famous American Roulette. If you have never experience gambling with cryptocurrency, then you have everything required to explain it to others. Gambling with cryptocurrency is now a reality through the Folex.io platform. • FLX-Token – The platform doesn’t depend on other cryptocurrencies in order to enjoy gambling. The folexcoin is the security token used within the platform and combines with KYC/AML for maximum security. Additionally, it serves as a means through which users can use in participating within the platform as far as they are token holders. • Pooling – This feature is something that attracts most investors as it offers them the possibility of participating in various master nodes with little investments to increase their investment in the future. • Reward – Unlike most cryptocurrency platform, the Folex.io platform offers a point system to all users in its league system. Furthermore, users with folexcoin can receive a reward in these shares. It does not matter if they haven’t made it to any of the coveted leagues. Details of the Token The token FLX supply available is 75,000,000 with 50 percent up for sales. The initial exchange offering or token price of the Folex coin is $0.10 whereas the early investor program (SAFT) and SAFT minimum investment are $0.06 and $1,000 respectively. Although there are plans to add other currency in the platform, the acceptable currencies for SAFT are TUSD, ETH, and BTC. There is a hard cap of $3,600,000 for the FLX token. The FLX token is freely tradable on the folex.io platform for all users. FOLEX League Reward System The Folex reward system comprises of 4 leagues each including 100 users with gamblers, traders, and shareholders having the same opportunity to compete. To make the system fair for all users, it uses a point system to help determine who can hold their own against their fellow players before being crowned the “Champion of Flex.” There is also the likelihood of ascending and descending in the league standing. Remarkably, because of the coins 100 percent reward on volume generated, shareholders don’t have to get into the coveted leagues. Interestingly, even if you don’t reach the coveted league, you get rewarded proportionately for your Folex token. The platform isn't just focused on making profits but also giving users what they deserve. There is also the “offline staking” that makes it possible for users to transfer their Folex tokens into their own wallet. With this, they still have the chance of participating in the reward system. All that is required is for the user to register his or her wallet address on the exchange platform and continue with the reward system. In addition, the rewards are credited to the users account on the exchange. To ensure everything regarding the reward system is transparent, the exchange schedule when the reward will be available. The reward is available for distribution every Sunday at 12:00 pm UTC. During this distribution, users may descend or ascent in the league while the collected points of all users within the platform is reset. In order words, a new season begins! Concerning the trading fees, when a user clicks on the “Pay Fees with FLX”, they are given a 50% discount on taker and maker fees for trading. Benefits for Shareholders When you consider the number of cryptocurrency coin launching, you may be considering why buy the FLX security Token? Well, it is important to inform you that this unique platform comes with a 100 percent sharing ratio to its users. What this means is that 100 percent of trading fees generated will be rewarded back to all shareholders, which comes in the form of coins. Another benefit you get as a shareholding in the platform includes: • Unique cryptocurrency distribution model • Gambling with the FLX coin • Preventing money laundering and crime • Earning passive income by multiplying your coins • Paying half fees with FLX How can one get involved? To ensure that its users aren’t left out of its platform, Folex has its Telegram group where they can get the latest information concerning the platform. With the Folex Official and Folex Chat group, users can stay informed on upcoming news and event regarding the platform. To be part of the Folex.io platform, you have to invest in the platform. The Folex exchange platform is scheduled to be launched on March 15, 2019, with various coins including in the exchange. You can also follow our various social media platforms to keep yourself updated on the current trends as it relates to FOLEX. Be part of this unique crypto exchange and participate in its success today! You can also get further details below from their official sources: Official Website: https://www.folex.io/ Telegram Channel: https://t.me/folex_official Telegram Group: https://t.me/folexchat Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/folexofficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/folex_official/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FolexOfficial
  6. Ready to catch growth tailwinds A disappointing December for financial markets capped off a challenging 2018. We are optimistic that risk assets will find their footing in coming months. AAUC ASSETS ALLOCATION DEPT. In December, financial markets were once again stuck in reverse as concerns about slower economic growth scared off investors. We saw this pattern throughout the year as fears overshadowed opportunities. In the end, 2018 proved to be a record year – but not in a good way: more than 90% of asset classes (in USD) generated negative returns in 2018; and December returns for the US benchmark S&P 500 Index were the worst in nearly 90 years. Markets lose their way This outcome was not what we had anticipated at the start of 2018 when we believed that risk assets would do well in light of the strong global economy. But concerns about tightening monetary policy and the evolving US-China trade war, among other factors, set financial markets on a different course. In our mandates, we responded with measures aimed at increasing stability and reducing risk. Dead end In December, our multi-asset class mandates broadly recorded a negative absolute performance in CHF, USD, EUR and GBP-referenced portfolios. Our fixed-income strategies fared best, while equities had a more challenging month, with US and Japanese markets hardest hit by December’s sell-off. Equities in emerging markets (EM), in contrast, recorded smaller declines. Within fixed income, bond prices benefited from the decreasing and flattening of yield curves. Time for a restart Going into 2019, we are optimistic that risk assets will find their footing in coming months – the year got off to a good start. While global economic growth is expected to slow from 2018 levels, the risk of recession still appears unlikely, in our view. We continue to believe that the most effective way to protect investments from short-term disturbances is to stay invested in a well-diversified multi-asset class mandate. In line with the AAUC House View, we continue to keep a small overweight position in global equities in our mandates, including EM as we believe they currently have the largest relative performance potential given their low valuations. In fixed income, we are slightly underweight in absolute terms. We have a neutral duration stance in US and UK government bonds, and have recently increased our short duration view in EUR, CHF and JPY government bonds to neutral as well given the slowing, we have increased our holding in investment-grade bonds to neutral. Our preferred fixed-income segments are EM local and hard currency bonds. S&P 500 Index returns since 1946: Top 5 December declines/gains Important Information: This part of the material: (i) aims to provide macro-market commentary; (ii) does not contain any statements or advice in relation to any specific marketable security or financial product; and (iii) does not take into account your personal circumstances and should not be treated as any form of regulated financial advice, legal, tax or other regulated service.
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  8. Navigating the turbulence The Fed raises rates, while the tariff war is on hold for now. September GDP falls short of consensus. Australian equities offer good value. We remain neutral due to the economic outlook. Santa flies to safety Hopes of a Santa rally were dashed through December, with world equity markets off across the board and the US posting its biggest December loss since the Great Depression. Concerns about an inverted US yield curve, US-China relations and slowing China momentum weighed on investor sentiment and resulted in an overall flight to safety. The US Federal Reserve (Fed) raised its target range for the fed funds rate to 2.25%–2.50% at its December meeting. In the Fed’s forward projections, committee members revised down their forecasts from three rate hikes in 2019 to two. The relentless flattening of the US yield curve (and inversion in part of the curve) revived the debate over whether a recession is on the horizon. At the time of writing, the market predicts a roughly 25% chance of a single rate rise in 2019. The AAUC House View currently expects two rate hikes, consistent with the Fed’s projections. We see slowing US growth in 2019, but judge an imminent recession to be unlikely. US-China trade relations also contributed to volatility during the month. Donald Trump and Xi Jinping initially agreed to a 90-day ceasefire, with the US agreeing not to raise tariffs on Chinese goods from 10% to 25% on 1 Feb. and China agreeing to purchase a substantial amount of US product to reduce the trade imbalance. Markets first rallied on the news, then eased on the back of weaker Chinese production numbers and the view that the agreement was a short-term truce rather than a meaningful step towards a long-term solution. Later in the month, clashes between China and the USA at the World Trade Organization again drove markets lower. Our House View is that the risk of a full blown trade-war is likely to fade out over the course of the year and that attractive valuations in China provide an opportunity for the region to outperform. We acknowledge the risks to this thesis and advocate a small overweight. Australian economy: Weakening but solid growth The uncertain political climate, a weak housing market and geopolitical backdrop are beginning to weigh on Australia’s economy, though growth remains solid. GDP growth numbers for September were weaker than expected at 2.8%, versus expectations of 3.3%, primarily due to a fall in mining investment and consumer spending. Unemployment remained low, moderating slightly to 5.1%. House prices across the capital cities fell 1.34%, bringing the year’s decline to 6.42%. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority announced plans to remove investor lending caps implemented in 2014, and data from the Australian Bureau of StatistiAAUC indicated a moderation in the decline of property lending through October. Despite this, the slide in housing looks set to continue through the upcoming year. In their December minutes, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) acknowledged that household consumption remains a point of uncertainty for the economy. Policymakers remained constructive on overall GDP growth, due to positive business conditions persisting and an expected increase in non-mining investment. Markets: Equities down, bonds rise December was the worst the US market had seen since 1931, with the S&P 500 down –9% in USD terms. International equities followed the USA lower, finishing the month down –3.54% in AUD terms. Australia was insulated from the storm, with the ASX 200 Accumulation Index flat at –0.12% for the month. The top performing sectors were materials (5.28%), utilities (2.03%) and consumer staples (1.43%). The worst performers were communication services (-5.05%), information technology (- 3.97%) and financials (-3.10%). A flight to safety saw the Bloomberg AUD Bond Index rise 1.50% and gold rise 8.94% in AUD terms. The ASX remains at subdued levels, down 11% from its peak and trading relatively cheaply at 14.5x forward earnings. We maintain our neutral view on Australian equities, as favorable valuations are offset by the domestic outlook of falling house prices, declining credit growth and falling consumption. Among sectors, financials and cyclicals are arguably cheap, though we remain cautious in the short term and advocate quality exposure at this time given the subdued economic outlook. We advocate a neutral allocation to Australian bonds to offset risk in the Australian equities exposure. We have an outperform view on government bonds globally, particularly with respect to USD government issues. We retain an underperform on investment grade credit, as we expect spreads to widen on the back of rating downgrade risks. AUD: Neutral on RBA as economic data, global growth concerns remain risks AUD/USD lost nearly 4% in December, predominantly on the back of weaker demand for metals from China and lower commodity prices. In its last statement, the RBA acknowledged an improving growth outlook, which should be accompanied by a gradual lift in both wage growth and inflation. This should keep the RBA at a neutral stance for the foreseeable future. Earlier this year, the AUD rebounded with the more dovish Fed tone and improving global sentiment, but the slowing housing market along with lower core inflation and the China slowdown should limit AUD gains. The short-term picture looks thus neutral for the AUD/USD and we forecast 0.73 in 3M. A gradual increase in AUD should materialize over the longer term as global growth stabilizes and improves. We target a level of 0.75 in 12M. Important Information: This part of the material: (i) aims to provide macro-market commentary; (ii) does not contain any statements or advice in relation to any specific marketable security or financial product; and (iii) does not take into account your personal circumstances and should not be treated as any form of regulated financial advice, legal, tax or other regulated service.
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