Pegasus Capital

A View From The Bridge - May 2020 (2)

The risks of a deflationary outcome remain very elevated. Our understanding of likely household responses is becoming more informed, particularly with regard to genuine uncertainty, precautionary savings balances being built (where possible) and the likely consolidation of credit related debt. Turning the tide on the risk of viral infection and saving lives is the driving policy of government, but by definition this just pushes another rising tide of shrinking demand onto the economy.

PegasusCapital - 07/05/2020

A View from the Bridge - May 2020

Inflation expectations amongst UK retailers have posted their sharpest fall on record, despite lowering interest rates to 0.1% at the end of March the Bank of England will need to be alert to the growing risks of outright deflation and should be prepared to take the base rate into negative territory to further underpin the economy.

PegasusCapital - 01/05/2020

A View from the Bridge - March 2020

This morning’s announcements from the Bank of England cannot in any way be tagged as not going far enough as a pre-emptive response to a potential national and global emergency.

PegasusCapital - 11/03/2020

A View From the Bridge - February 2020

The COVID-19 virus and the prospects for containment or risk of global pandemic is front and centre for world markets. There is considerable debate as to whether this represents a demand shock or supply shock, in our view it's more likely both. As more cases begin to emerge in more developed economies such as South Korea and recently Italy, the potential impact becomes more palpable for both business output and consumer confidence.

PegasusCapital - 26/02/2020

A View From the Bridge - November 2019

The Bank of England's potential to signal any shift in policy stance due to the downshift in future indicators and inflation has been deferred by the calling of an “emergency” general election. Nonetheless, economic sentiment has fallen to its weakest levels since the 2016 referendum and it is not clear how long the UK consumer can continue to prop up the UK economy. We expect the Bank to downgrade growth and inflation forecasts, leaving the door open to easier policy in the New Year.

PegasusCapital - 05/11/2019

A View From The Bridge - May 2020 (2)

The risks of a deflationary outcome remain very elevated. Our understanding of likely household responses is becoming more informed, particularly with regard to genuine uncertainty, precautionary savings balances being built (where possible) and the likely consolidation of credit related debt. Turning the tide on the risk of viral infection and saving lives is the driving policy of government, but by definition this just pushes another rising tide of shrinking demand onto the economy.

PegasusCapital - 07/05/2020