This paper addresses the market’s concerns due to latest market volatility and its investment implications.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has led the way with its recent interest rate cut. As we head towards the end of the cycle, other developed market central banks could be expected to follow.
LTCMA 2017 Matrix - SK
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A greater percentage of negative yielding bonds has reignited the hunt for yield as investors look for higher yields in riskier asset classes.
Themes and implications from the most recent Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Investment Quarterly
Dovish language from the Federal Reserve (Fed) has buoyed risk assets—but investors will need to listen closely this year in case of further shifts.
The food fight between the President and the Fed Chair could result in too much easing, and the expansion of valuations beyond sustainable levels. The other food fight: leveraged loan issuers vs buyers. Issuers are winning this fight hands down due.
A rising rate environment, combined with lingering uncertainty about trade, should lead market volatility higher. The question for investors is how to respond.
A relatively benign G20 summit and expectations for easier financial conditions ahead have boosted demand for emerging market debt. However, areas of value can still be found.