Economies & markets
Our Chief Investment Office and experts share insights into our house view and macro trends.
Last week saw our third annual investment conference hosted at Canada House with a range of expert speakers. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly – in light of the unpredictability of the Trump administration, worries over potential war with North Korea, and the convolutions of Brexit negotiations - the overriding outlook was wholly positive.
Amid all the conjecture surrounding QE we ask: where do the opportunities currently lie for investors?
Geopolitical uncertainty is at the forefront of investors’ minds. First among their concerns is the confrontation between North Korea and the US over Kim Jong-Un’s accelerating nuclear weapons programme.
Citius – Altius – Fortius; Faster – Higher – Stronger In the past, the Olympic motto might easily have been used to describe certain emerging markets, whose faster levels of growth, higher rates of return and stronger economic fundamentals were once seen as an antidote to the travails afflicting the developed world.
While other equity markets are making all-time highs, led by the S&P 500 in the US, here the FTSE 100 continues to look to break from its recent range (its all-time high was back in May ’17).
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