Crisis Memories Return in Vulnerable Markets

Friday 31 March 2023

Global Investment Views, Equity, Fixed income


Crisis Memories Return in Vulnerable Markets

April 2023 | March brought a wake-up call to markets after a complacent start to the year. The trigger was the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and other US regional banks, followed by that of Credit Suisse in Europe. The repricing of core yields and changes to market expectations regarding central bank actions have been massive in both the US and Europe. Bond volatility reached the highest levels since the Great Financial Crisis, while equity volatility also spiked, but to a lesser extent.

01 |  Amundi Institute Insights: The repricing of core yields and changes to market expectations regarding central bank actions have been massive in both the US and Europe.

02 | Fixed Income: We suggest investors actively explore bonds, particularly US government bonds, to provide some stability to their portfolios at a time of tightening financial conditions in the markets and for lending standards.

03 | Equity: Investors can consider focusing on companies with strong balance sheets in the quality and value spaces. In these areas, we look at earnings potential of businesses with operational efficiencies.

Global Investment Views - April 2023

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