Global stock markets rallied in 2019, defying political and macroeconomic uncertainty. Will investors be as fortunate in 2020? Since many risks remain, maintaining style diversity and finding investing themes that are detached from volatility drivers will be important ingredients for equity allocations.
Global stocks advanced in the third quarter, but investor sentiment wobbled amid puzzling signals on macroeconomic growth and monetary policy. Political uncertainty and a cloudier outlook point to more volatility, which should compel investors to intensify their focus on stock fundamentals.
Global equities advanced in the second quarter, but the path was rocky. Incoming earnings reports will provide important clues about how companies are coping with mounting challenges—from trade wars to global growth—and how investors should position.
Global equities rebounded sharply in the first quarter from the sell-off in late 2018. But conditions remain shaky and caution is warranted. Investors should pay close attention to policy-related risks when considering their allocations.
Yes, investor concerns are swirling around China’s economy and the gradual opening of its domestic equity market, but the long-term picture presents significant opportunities for active investors.
Emerging-market (EM) stocks fell in the third quarter and continued to diverge sharply from developed-market equities. While it may be too soon to buy into the weakness, investors should watch for signs that could herald a quick rebound.
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Global equities posted their first quarterly decline in two years during a volatile first quarter. Growing concerns about rising rates, trade wars and regulation in the technology sector will require a new mindset for investors.
Equity markets are widely expected to do well this year after a stellar 2017. We share the optimism, but are monitoring multiple risks—from style patterns to inflationary pressures—that could deliver surprises as the year unfolds.
Global equities advanced in the third quarter, as steady macroeconomic growth supported solid earnings reports. In the evolving market environment, we believe that individual company performance will make a bigger difference to stock returns.
It’s been a really good year for equities so far. Paradoxically, this is sowing the seeds of anxiety. Valuations are higher, so people are worried about a correction. Subdued volatility has stoked fears of renewed turbulence.
Global equities enjoyed a strong start in 2017, driven by optimism about economic growth in the US and Europe. But political risk and valuation concerns undermined confidence toward quarter-end, highlighting a key dilemma facing investors this year.
Rising rates are typically good for stocks, especially when they’re rising because of a strengthening economy. That should mean better days ahead for many post crisis laggards. But a lot will depend on how inflation behaves.
The era of ultralow interest rates may be over. This could burst the safety bubble in equities—and create new opportunities in stocks that have been out of favor for a long time.