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Excessive pessimism?

Excessive pessimism?

🕔16:27, 15.May 2020

Global Market Outlook  Volatility illustrates value of diversified allocations As of 27 February, global equities were down -7.5% since the start of 2020 while Corporate and EM bonds returned 1.1% and 1.7% respectively, as lower US Treasury yields led prices

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An improving outlook

An improving outlook

🕔14:36, 2.Dec 2019

Global Market Outlook (In-brief) An improving outlook • We retain a constructive view on risk assets (equities and credit) and multiasset income strategies, especially over the next 3-6 months. • Within equities, we have a preference for Developed Markets. The

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Balancing the risks

Balancing the risks

🕔18:30, 7.Oct 2019

Our Global Investment Committee continues to see the current slowdown as a temporary soft spot, but acknowledges rising risks of a deeper downturn. Therefore, we take a balanced, barbell-like view across equities and bonds. We have a preference for credit

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A year to prepare and react

A year to prepare and react

🕔13:02, 15.Feb 2019

 2019 Outlook We see increasing value in bonds and cash, especially relative to equities. US government bond yields have risen significantly over the past 12 months and, contrary to popular opinion, our assessment is that they will not rise dramatically

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A year to prepare and react

A year to prepare and react

🕔01:02, 11.Jan 2019

2019 Outlook We see increasing value in bonds and cash, especially relative to equities. US government bond yields have risen significantly over the past 12 months and, contrary to popular opinion, our assessment is that they will not rise dramatically

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Improving fundamentals

Improving fundamentals

🕔01:03, 12.Aug 2018

Investment Strategy Equity market fundamentals continue to improve. Earnings expectations are rising, return on equity recovering and valuations are less stretched. While liquidity is being gradually withdrawn, monetary policies are still generally loose and stimulatory. This argues for equity markets

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Improving fundamentals

Improving fundamentals

🕔01:03, 12.Aug 2018

Investment Strategy Equity market fundamentals continue to improve. Earnings expectations are rising, return on equity recovering and valuations are less stretched. While liquidity is being gradually withdrawn, monetary policies are still generally loose and stimulatory. This argues for equity markets

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Navigating choppy EM waters

Navigating choppy EM waters

🕔11:02, 28.Jun 2018

Global Market Outlook Equities remain a preferred asset class given our continued view that a late-cycle rally is still ahead of us. Asia ex-Japan and the US remain our most preferred regions, especially following the recent market corrections which have

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Inflation takes centre stage

Inflation takes centre stage

🕔13:03, 2.May 2018

Global Market Outlook Modestly higher US inflation is consistent with positive market performance. Although bond yields have room to adjust a little higher to price in a ‘normalisation’ of inflation, in our view, we would not be concerned by the

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Looking through the volatility

Looking through the volatility

🕔19:03, 1.May 2018

Global Market Outlook We believe ongoing trade tensions remain well within the realm of negotiating tactics but are watching developments closely. While tensions could continue to weigh on sentiment in the near term, global economic growth remains exceptionally strong, and

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Global Market Outlook

Global Market Outlook

🕔13:02, 26.Nov 2017

Oktober 2017 Earnings are a key pillar of support behind our preference for equities. The year-to-date (YTD) rise in equities has been supported by earnings growth, and historical data suggests valuations still offer room for reasonable returns from here. Seasonality

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Goldilocks extends

Goldilocks extends

🕔13:02, 17.Aug 2017

Global Market Outlook A contained rise in bond yields continues to provide a supportive environment for equities. While earnings growth in our preferred markets (Euro area and Asia exJapan) has been strong, the lack of a surge in bond yields

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Global Market Outlook

Global Market Outlook

🕔07:02, 25.Jul 2017

H2 Outlook: Should I stay, or …?  Our preference for equities remains intact amid strengthening growth and lower-than-expected inflation. The Euro area and Asia ex-Japan are our preferred regions, given upward revisions to earnings expectations and, for the latter, our

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Sailing through summer

Sailing through summer

🕔11:02, 6.Jun 2017

Global Market Outlook  June 2017 Our conviction on equities, particularly in the Euro area and Asia ex-Japan, remains in place. Earnings expectations continue to be revised higher, indicating still-supportive fundamentals. Indicators continue to suggest low potential for short-term volatility (see

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Focus on Europe

Focus on Europe

🕔15:02, 5.May 2017

Global Market Outlook Euro area remains a geographical conviction for us. We are now bullish on the EUR in addition to our existing preference for Euro area equities and Developed Market High Yield (HY) bonds (which include Euro area HY

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Fresh opportunities to pivot

Fresh opportunities to pivot

🕔11:02, 14.Apr 2017

Global Market Outlook April 2014 The Euro area, our preferred equity market, has witnessed improving economic data and upgrades to earnings expectations, consistent with broadening reflation. We would pivot towards Euro area and Asia ex-Japan equities, as we have become

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