• No interest rate hikes will be seen at the FOMC meeting, and interest rate cuts will depend on the economy. Follow the footsteps of legal persons and buy funds. Compound bond investment strategies are safe allocations.

    Compiling the contents of the press conference of the May FOMC meeting (held in the early morning of May 2, Taiwan time), Schroders’ key points are summarized: no interest rate increase is expected, and interest rate reduction depends on the economy. Keep interest rates unchanged at 5.25% ~ 5.5%, high interest rates It may continue for a while, and the timing of interest rate cuts has not been relaxed, which will depend on economic data. Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell also announced that the pace of balance sheet reduction will be slowed down starting in June to ensure the stability of the money market. Ball said that the current policy interest rate is already restrictive and will not restart interest rate increases, and the biggest negative impact on the bond market has been lifted. The Schroders bond investment team stated: In response to the current market conditions, it is still necessary to maintain bond products in the investment portfolio. The preference is mainly for short and medium-term maturities to reduce the impact of interest rates and inflation. In addition, financial industries with sound fundamentals and specific Securitized commodities with evaluation advantages also have investment opportunities.

  • Toyota earns 5 trillion yen but predicts profit will shrink by 20% this year due to increased investment in electric vehicles and AI

    Japanese automobile giant Toyota announced its impressive quarterly financial results on Wednesday. The performance in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023 ended in March was better than expected, and the full-year profit and revenue reached a record high, with full-year profit of 5.35 trillion days. It is the first time that a Japanese company has exceeded 5 trillion yen. However, revenue in the 2024 fiscal year ending in March 2025 is expected to decline by 20% to 4.3 trillion yen, mainly because in order to strengthen technological innovation and maintain market competitiveness, the car manufacturer Actively invest in transformation.