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  • Expert Opinions

    The latest on the coronavirus: is it time to add risk?

    Markets staged a tentative recovery after China’s bold steps and stimulus measures to address the outbreak.

  • Expert Opinions

    A tactical call to play defense

    The coronavirus continues to keep markets on edge but most recent data suggest the growth of confirmed cases could be abating (c. 30% daily vs. 50% last week). However, we need more evidence before concluding that we have reached the peak of the coronavirus and believe it is relevant to adjust risk downwards.

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    Funds focus

    An exceptional year for risky assets, which active funds have fared the best in this 2019 booming context? And what’s on asset managers’ minds as they enter 2020?  

  • Expert Opinions

    Are US equities headed for a correction?

    The unexpected virus outbreak gained traction this week, dealing a blow to Chinese and EM markets. Decent economic prints in the EU helped navigate softness in Cons Disc. and Auto...

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    Is the manufacturing sector bottoming out?

    Equity markets are still in a sweet spot—but beware sector rotations. The outlook for global economic activity keeps improving while US inflation and wage growth have fallen short of expectations. However, We maintain the view that the manufacturing sector is bottoming out. This may continue to put upward pressure on bond yields, particularly in Germany (UW) and less so in the US (N).

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    Why we are sticking with risk for the time being

    Geopolitical risks continue to moderate. Both the US and Iran signalled they do not wish to escalate tensions, and oil prices dropped below the pre-strike levels of early January. Meanwhile, China confirmed that Vice Premier Liu and a delegation will be in Washington, D.C. this week to sign the Phase One trade deal with the US.