May 2023 | We see a deteriorating US economic environment amid the Fed's slowing monetary tightening, rising costs of credit for the real economy, and stubborn core inflation, particularly in Europe. A weak US economy is unlikely to leave Europe untouched. Thus, we suggest maintaining a cautious tilt on risk assets, strengthening hedges, and utilizing the safe haven characteristics of US Treasuries. On the last issue, the Fed is close to the end of its tightening cycle and this may create opportunities in the medium term range of the yield curve.
01 | The broader equity markets have digested the March turmoil, but the disruption continues to be evident in the US regional banking sector, which is not showing signs of recovery.
02 | While we do not see systemic issues, tightening financial conditions are increasing risks to the downside that are not priced into risky assets.
03 | We expect a weak global growth outlook, with a US recession, a weak outlook in Europe, and a rebound in Asia from China's reopening that will not be able to offset US deceleration.
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