As inflation persists and governments and businesses gradually migrate tactics from coping with the public health crisis to living with it, stimulus is being reined back.
As the world is still in the early- to mid-stage of the economic cycle, we currently believe assets such as global equities and corporate credit remain optimal2.
Geographically, the emphasis could shift gradually from developed markets such as the US and Europe towards China and the rest of Asia.
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Diversification does not guarantee investment return and does not eliminate the risk of loss.
1. Source: “The Year Ahead 2022”, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, 30.11.2021.
2. For illustrative purposes only based on current market conditions, subject to change from time to time. Not all investments are suitable for all investors. Exact allocation of portfolio depends on each individual’s circumstance and market conditions.
4. Duration is a measure of the sensitivity of the price (the value of the principal) of a fixed income investment to a change in interest rates and is expressed as number of years.
5. High-yield credit refers to corporate bonds which are given ratings below investment grade and are deemed to have a higher risk of default. Yield is not guaranteed. Positive yield does not imply positive return.
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