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Tech sell-off and bond temptation

Tech sell-off and bond temptation

🕔15:32, 14.Jun 2022

CROSS ASSET Investment Strategy – June 2022: The repricing of a more aggressive Fed stance has been brutal as the 10Y UST yield temporarily reached the 3% threshold, falling close to 2.75% recently on economic growth concerns. We think investors

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Barometer: Voorzichtigheid is de moeder van de porseleinkast

Barometer: Voorzichtigheid is de moeder van de porseleinkast

🕔10:27, 13.Jun 2022

De stijgende reële rentevoeten en de bezorgdheid over de vooruitzichten voor de wereldeconomie wegen op onze vooruitzichten voor aandelen, wat ons ertoe aanzet onze allocatie naar onderwogen te verlagen Activatoewijzing: een zenuwoorlog Inflatie Oorlog COVID Deze eisen elk hun tol

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Given stagflationary concerns, our outlook remains cautious

Given stagflationary concerns, our outlook remains cautious

🕔11:44, 6.Jun 2022

Multi-Asset Investments Monthly views  Given “stagflationary” concerns, our outlook remains cautious, with a preference for quality in developed markets. Stagflation describes a combination of slowing growth and accelerating inflation.

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Looming divergences and the great asset repricing

Looming divergences and the great asset repricing

🕔14:01, 25.May 2022

Diverging economic outlooks in Europe, US and China, along with persisting geopolitical risks, underscore the need to explore relative value opportunities across asset classes. On duration, we think investors should be flexible but no longer as short as they were

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Growing Risks on the Horizon

Growing Risks on the Horizon

🕔08:45, 25.May 2022

April saw the coordinated bond and equity sell-off continue as the ECB joined the increasingly hawkish tone out of the Fed and added to heightening growth concerns in the month. Indeed, this shifting in the growth-inflation balance is …

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Where to Hide?

Where to Hide?

🕔15:39, 24.May 2022

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe  War, inflation and lingering COVID-19 impacts have set the stage for a challenging start to 2022 for investors, with both stocks and bonds down over 9% in response. While dynamic, stocks and bonds on

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Barometer: Een wreed april kan het dieptepunt markeren

Barometer: Een wreed april kan het dieptepunt markeren

🕔09:41, 16.May 2022

Aandelen hadden in april te lijden onder een flinke selloff, maar er zijn aanwijzingen dat beleggers te bearish zijn. Het beleggingsklimaat lijkt moeilijker te worden. De wereldwijde economische groei vertraagt, de inflatie neemt toe, er lijkt geen oplossing in zicht

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Building Asymmetry in Portfolios

Building Asymmetry in Portfolios

🕔12:52, 11.May 2022

Monthly Investment Outlook: Global activity slowed down in late December and should remain moderate in Q1-22. The Omicron impact was limited to a few services, but disruption remained in place in …

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Fixed Income Monthly – April 2022

Fixed Income Monthly – April 2022

🕔12:58, 3.May 2022

The quarter that just ended was dramatic in many respects. The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused a humanitarian crisis that will have long-lasting consequences, and one that has significantly reshaped the geopolitical landscape. The events that have unfolded also sent

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The value winter is thawing

The value winter is thawing

🕔16:02, 2.May 2022

Multi-asset market outlook: Commodity prices surged by 36.1% (In US dollars) in the first quarter on the back of widening geopolitical risk premiums and outright supply distortions as the world’s third-largest oil producer, Russia, faced sanctions. As both the level

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A Time for Defensiveness

A Time for Defensiveness

🕔10:32, 2.May 2022

Credit markets came under pressure again in March, with most fixed income asset classes generating negative total returns, although excess returns were mostly positive. Treasury yields traded sharply higher, and the yield curve flattened, with two- and 10-year Treasury yields

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A tale of two shocks

A tale of two shocks

🕔10:04, 14.Apr 2022

The economy is facing two shocks. An inflation shock has led to a sharp hawkish shift by central banks. The Fed is now expected to raise policy rates to 2.5% this year. The BoJ is the outlier in the developed

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

🕔16:09, 11.Apr 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent war involving a global military superpower has created significant uncertainty for investors. The condemnation from the rest of the world has been united, backed up with punitive sanctions that most certainly will

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Global Fixed Income Update March 2022

Global Fixed Income Update March 2022

🕔08:40, 8.Apr 2022

Contents:  Macroeconomic outlook pre-Russia/Ukraine conflict Impact of Russia/Ukraine Valuations Investment conclusions Appendix

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Focusing on Dynamic Risk Management

Focusing on Dynamic Risk Management

🕔09:11, 23.Mar 2022

Global stock and bond markets slumped in February as the Russian invasion of Ukraine rattled markets, creating the prospect of a global commodity shock as Western nations moved to sanction Russia, among the world’s largest …

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Barometer: Wanneer conflicten uitbreken, leidt kalme reflectie tot uitwijkacties

Barometer: Wanneer conflicten uitbreken, leidt kalme reflectie tot uitwijkacties

🕔08:05, 18.Mar 2022

De Russische invasie van Oekraïne heeft tot ernstig tumult op de markten geleid. Maar de economische gevolgen van het conflict lijken beheersbaar. Net wanneer de Covid-19-crisis begint af te nemen, breekt er een conflict in Oekraïne uit. De vraag die

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Wereldeconomie kan tegen een stootje, zolang energieleveranties op peil blijven

Wereldeconomie kan tegen een stootje, zolang energieleveranties op peil blijven

🕔13:08, 15.Mar 2022

Visie op asset allocatie – Maart 2022: Vorige maand meldden we dat er nog hoop was voor aandelenbeleggers voor 2022. Dat denken we nog steeds, al moeten beleggers nog wel geduld hebben. De reden is uiteraard de Russische inval in

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Volatility and uncertainty warrant higher risk premiums

Volatility and uncertainty warrant higher risk premiums

🕔11:34, 15.Mar 2022

In the light of rising inflation numbers, central banks have made sharp hawkish shifts. The Fed is now expected to hike rates five times this year and to start rolling off its balance sheet. Even the ECB is expected to

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Barometer: When conflicts erupt, calm reflection trumps evasive action

Barometer: When conflicts erupt, calm reflection trumps evasive action

🕔12:13, 11.Mar 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has caused severe market ructions. But the economic fallout from the crisis appears manageable. Just as the Covid crisis has begun to fade, a conflict in Ukraine is erupting. The question investors now face is the

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Volatility and uncertainty warrant higher risk premiums

Volatility and uncertainty warrant higher risk premiums

🕔15:18, 10.Mar 2022

In the light of rising inflation numbers, central banks have made sharp hawkish shifts. The Fed is now expected to hike rates five times this year and to start rolling off its balance sheet. Even the ECB is expected to

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European equity market: the great value rotation and the dividend appeal

European equity market: the great value rotation and the dividend appeal

🕔10:21, 9.Mar 2022

January 2022 was a record month for European value equity, in terms of its outperformance vs. growth. The market’s reassessment of central banks’ actions after their hawkish turn has driven real yields higher and benefitted value stocks, while growth sectors

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Global equities tumbled over January

Global equities tumbled over January

🕔16:26, 3.Mar 2022

Global equities tumbled over January, largely driven by increasingly hawkish central bank expectations in response to inflationary pressures. Rising geopolitical risks also knocked risk assets, sparked by fears that Russia was about to invade Ukraine. Global bonds also sold off,

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Barometer: Kopen tijdens een terugval

Barometer: Kopen tijdens een terugval

🕔14:21, 3.Mar 2022

De vooruitzichten voor aandelen zijn bemoedigend in de nasleep van een sterke sell-off, aangezien de groei van de wereldeconomie zal versnellen onder leiding van China.

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Global equities tumbled over January

Global equities tumbled over January

🕔13:36, 21.Feb 2022

Global equities tumbled over January, largely driven by increasingly hawkish central bank expectations in response to inflationary pressures. Rising geopolitical risks also knocked risk assets, sparked by fears that Russia was about to invade Ukraine. Global bonds also sold off,

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Barometer: Kopen tijdens een terugval

Barometer: Kopen tijdens een terugval

🕔16:07, 16.Feb 2022

De vooruitzichten voor aandelen zijn bemoedigend in de nasleep van een sterke sell-off, aangezien de groei van de wereldeconomie zal versnellen onder leiding van China.

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Markets move to price a new policy and growth environment

Markets move to price a new policy and growth environment

🕔15:22, 8.Feb 2022

As often occurs in market corrections, the current selloff has inspired much speculation, but there remains just one incontrovertible fact: After delivering 27% returns in 2021, the S&P 500 is down 7% year to date in 2022. Market participants offer

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Entering a new investment regime

Entering a new investment regime

🕔12:41, 8.Feb 2022

Stubbornly high inflation numbers have sparked nervousness among central banks, which are rapidly reverting to hawkish policies. The Fed is now expected to raise rates five times this year and to start rolling off its balance sheet. The ECB …

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Barometer: Omikrongolf zal aandelenkoersen niet doen dalen

Barometer: Omikrongolf zal aandelenkoersen niet doen dalen

🕔09:50, 17.Jan 2022

De omikronvariant van het coronavirus heeft misschien tot meer beperkingen geleid, maar het economische herstel blijft niettemin veerkrachtig. De aandelen lijken dan ook niet kwetsbaar voor een correctie. Een nieuw jaar, oude problemen? De snel verspreidende omikronvariant heeft geleid …

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Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold

🕔14:25, 20.Dec 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe: While stocks have broadly rallied nearly 80% off the lows of March 2020, leadership within has flip‑flopped between expensive, defensive growth …

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Opportunity Amid Transformation

Opportunity Amid Transformation

🕔10:13, 20.Dec 2021

Based on our view that the global economy is mid-cycle, we remain overweight overall risk. However, we believe with risk assets seemingly priced for compelling opportunities, they are also more vulnerable to exogenous …

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Barometer: Geen reden voor paniek over de pandemie

Barometer: Geen reden voor paniek over de pandemie

🕔08:55, 16.Dec 2021

Hoewel de financiële markten zich zorgen maken over de opkomst van de Omicron-variant van het coronavirus, moeten beleggers niet panikeren. De economieën zijn beter uitgerust om een nieuwe golf van besmettingen aan te kunnen. Risicovollere activaklassen noteren tegen of dicht

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Monthly market and signal update – December 2021

Monthly market and signal update – December 2021

🕔16:45, 14.Dec 2021

Market recap: Global equities initially rallied, but later dropped towards the month-end on fears of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron. Global bonds rallied over …

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Market stumbles over Omicron uncertainty

Market stumbles over Omicron uncertainty

🕔12:47, 14.Dec 2021

Macro data beat expectations in November, but the Omicron variant casts some doubt on the near-term outlook. Several countries imposed new mobility restrictions, although less severe than earlier measures. The renewed Covid restrictions will delay the normalization trajectory. High energy

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Barometer: Het beleggingslandschap in 2022

Barometer: Het beleggingslandschap in 2022

🕔09:18, 9.Dec 2021

Hoewel obligaties het moeilijk zullen hebben bij een stijging van de rente, zouden aandelen een behoorlijk eencijferig rendement moeten genereren, omdat sterke bedrijfswinsten een daling van de winstveelvouden van aandelen compenseren.

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Earnings momentum and a change in central bank tone

Earnings momentum and a change in central bank tone

🕔12:26, 23.Nov 2021

Supply chain constraints and higher input prices has led to worries that the transitory inflation story may last longer than anticipated. Markets have now become concerned that higher-than-expected inflation may incentivize Central Banks to increase the speed of future monetary

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Barometer: Inflatie houdt meer risico in voor obligaties dan voor aandelen

Barometer: Inflatie houdt meer risico in voor obligaties dan voor aandelen

🕔16:11, 10.Nov 2021

Hoewel de inflatiedruk de obligatierente zal doen stijgen, zou een gezonde stijging van de bedrijfswinsten aandelen moeten ondersteunen. De wereldwijde financiële markten hebben het moeilijk. De monetaire voorwaarden worden strenger terwijl knelpunten in de toeleveringsketen hun tol beginnen te eisen

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Cyclical anxieties and whipsaw markets

Cyclical anxieties and whipsaw markets

🕔00:19, 10.Nov 2021

Investment Monthly – November 2021: We maintain our preference for stocks over bonds as equity premiums remain significantly higher than those for fixed income assets, while on a historical basis, stocks outperform bonds while labour markets improve. A scenario of

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Asset allocation update: warning lights are flashing

Asset allocation update: warning lights are flashing

🕔13:43, 9.Nov 2021

After 18 months of exceptionally strong equity markets, most measures of valuations look high against their own absolute histories. The measure most favoured among long-time equity bears over the past decade or so has been the Shiller Cyclically-Adjusted Price Earnings

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Fixed Income Monthly – October 2021

Fixed Income Monthly – October 2021

🕔08:30, 3.Nov 2021

Fixed income funds invest in bonds whose price is influenced by movements in interest rates, changes in the credit rating of bond issuers, and other factors such as inflation and market dynamics. In general, as interest rates rise the price

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De strijd tegen Delta

De strijd tegen Delta

🕔11:00, 28.Oct 2021

Hoewel de verspreiding van de nieuwe Delta Covidvariant de wereldeconomie heeft verstoord, zouden stimulansen en vaccinatieprogramma's een sterke groeivertraging moeten voorkomen. De economische groei is de afgelopen maanden duidelijk vertraagd, grotendeels door de verspreiding van de bijzonder besmettelijke Delta-variant van

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Removing the crutches

Removing the crutches

🕔10:23, 14.Oct 2021

After a good start, September saw equity markets take a hit, particularly in emerging Asia. Alongside ongoing investor concerns about the pandemic and weakening global growth momentum, markets were rocked by news of debt payment problems at Chinese property developer

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Barometer: Geen goede tijd om te kopen?

Barometer: Geen goede tijd om te kopen?

🕔15:31, 11.Oct 2021

Nu het sterke economische herstel van China na de pandemie in gevaar komt door het debacle van Evergrande, moeten beleggers hun verdediging versterken. Er wordt steeds meer een strakker monetair beleid verwacht. De centrale banken blijven voorbereidingen treffen om de

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Rock and a Hard Place

Rock and a Hard Place

🕔14:29, 21.Sep 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe  Coming out of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signalled that the Fed could begin to wind down its monthly bond buying by year-end, if the economy and coronavirus

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A mature bull market is not something to fear

A mature bull market is not something to fear

🕔10:16, 14.Sep 2021

Monthly Investment Outlook: Global equity markets continued to climb in August while fixed income investors saw headwinds with rising risk-free yields joining volatile …

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STOXX Monthly Index News – August

STOXX Monthly Index News – August

🕔11:06, 7.Sep 2021

Stocks rose for a seventh straight month during August amid ongoing optimism that the global economy continues to rebound from the COVID-19 slump and as the US Federal Reserve indicated it won’t rush to …

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The Delta dilemma

The Delta dilemma

🕔11:58, 6.Sep 2021

Asset Allocation Monthly: During August, investor edginess increased. Financial markets partly reflected this with a decline in equities and commodities, a fall in long-term bond yields, and a rise in the US dollar. Expectations about the US Federal Reserve’s monetary

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Preparing for the start of a ‘mini-cycle’

Preparing for the start of a ‘mini-cycle’

🕔08:23, 1.Sep 2021

– The recovery phase of the US economic cycle is increasingly mature and looks set transition to its next phase in the coming months, a ‘mini-cycle’, similar to the long expansions of the 1990s and in the post-Global Financial Crisis

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Monthly Investment Outlook August 2021

Monthly Investment Outlook August 2021

🕔16:53, 26.Aug 2021

Our expectation of a mini-cycle is playing out largely as expected with US economic data no longer surprising to the upside and Euro area upside economic surprises waning. August should see the US Federal Reserve begin to pivot its policy

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Getting granular

Getting granular

🕔13:03, 23.Aug 2021

Portfolio perspectives – August 2021: The volatility we have seen just in the two months since we published our midyear investment outlook reflects – in our view – the unusually wide range of divergent yet plausible economic outcomes that potentially

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

🕔08:30, 19.Aug 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe At the same time that China has taken steps to stabilise its slowing economy with measures such as a surprise reserve requirement ratio cut and pledge to increase fiscal support, policymakers …

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