- Global Investment Views - April 2018
Global Investment Views - April 2018
Thursday 29 March 2018
Research / Market
Global Investment Views - April 2018 - CIO Views
Stay on course, despite looming noise
While still benefitting from a global synchronised growth outlook (likely peaking), financial markets are getting nervous, experiencing the fatigue of a more mature phase with new sources of volatility arising. For the future, it will be key to anticipate how the exit of Central Banks (CB) from unconventional policies will unfold, while talks about protectionist policies start to intensity and we enter a phase of “slowing economic acceleration”, with growth above potential in most Developed Markets (DM), but decelerating in 2019.
Emerging Markets Charts & Views - Seek opportunities, but be aware of short-term volatility
Emerging markets (EM) started 2019 on a strong footing and, as a result, some excessive valuation gaps have been partially closed.
Brexit: an agreement is now more likely, but be aware of a no deal risk, not priced in
The concept of factor investing and the debate around passive and active management has emerged since the end of the 2000s and has completely changed the landscape of equity investing.
Gold in central banks' asset allocation
After a long lacklustre period during the 1980s and 1990s, the price of gold has picked up significantly since the new millennium, and central banks, after having steadily reduced their allocation to gold, have resumed their gold purchases.