Since the mid-1980s, the macroeconomic volatility has declined to a postwar low. The Covid-19 crisis brought one of the largest economic shock in modern history and could mark the end of the Great Moderation i.e. a turning point with higher economic volatility and a shift to a higher inflation regime. Those factors are likely to lead to higher financial market volatility than in the previous two decades.
Predicting the growth and bursting of bubbles is a difficult task, even considered as impossible by some. In fact, bubbles can last for a long time and are only apparent when they burst. Calling them too early can lead to suboptimal allocation.
European power generation companies are critical actors for the Just Transition to renewable energy. Candriam ESG analysts have surveyed and evaluated whether, and how, these companies are integrating the social consequences into their planning and decisions.
Is there a lesson to be drawn from history? No two crises are the same but useful insights can be gleaned from comparisons, as Jerome Nunan explains.