Global Investment News - January 2018

Monday 08 January 2018

Research / Market

Global Investment Views - January 2018 - CIO Views

RISK ASSET TEMPTATION

Investors have enjoyed a quiet year in 2017, with few bumpier spots, overall record-low volatility and nice returns. Moving into 2018, the temptation for risk assets is still high. The economic environment remains strong. In the US, the expected fiscal reform and infrastructure spending should provide a renewed support to an economy that remains buoyant. In the Euro area, employment is rising at the fastest rate in a decade, and robust data point to a continuation of a recovery into 2018.

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