The Monthly Barometer is an analytical and predictive monthly newsletter that distills into one page those macro issues relevant to time-starved decision-makers.
It has been in existence since 2007 and, to date, its track-record is impressive. It is written by a small research team and benefits from the regular input of several hundred key opinion-leaders. A great deal of intellectual and methodological rigour lies behind its compilation. However, its style remains straightforward to read and easy to digest.

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We live in an era of mounting complexity and information overload, in which it is increasingly difficult to distinguish the signals from the noise. In such a context, trying to identify the most relevant analysis tends to resemble “drinking water from a fire hydrant”.
Our strength is to focus on reducing complexity by conveying a simple (but not simplistic) and succinct message.

In less than two minutes each month, readers are able to:

  1. grasp the complexity of the world;
  2. better connect the dots; and
  3. get a sense of where the world is heading.


Our subscribers include private investors, business executives, and leading opinion-makers, all of whose time is severely constrained.


In the coming weeks, “must-watch” issues include: (1) China - the current epicentre of concern, and what the new monetary easing measures do to the conundrum of “slowing credit growth without rocking the boat”; (2) increased pressure on EM hard currency debt and its feedback loop on EM economies; (3) signs as to whether deflationary trends are transient or not (with a focus on PPI and inflation expectations); (4) the impact of “permanent” low oil prices on commodity exporters (from those on the verge of collapse, like Venezuela, to those whose social stability is purchased through cash hand-outs, like Saudi Arabia); (5) the vast array of global geopolitical and societal risks with a focus on developments in Syria and the broader MENA region. For real-time or in-depth analysis on any of these, and if you are interested in prediction markets to better forecast some of the risks, please contact us.