After a spectacular rally in the first half of the year, investors are questioning whether risk assets face a more challenging second half. Karen Ward and Mike Bell, Global Market Strategists used charts from the new Guide to the Markets to discuss the key near-term themes including inflation and the prospects for withdrawal of monetary stimulus. They also talked through expectations for the remainder of the year, including greater emphasis on sustainable investing ahead of the key COP26 summit, and the prospects for value and growth stocks.
- Understand the drivers of inflation and the implications for markets
- Consider the prospects for stock rotations
- Understand COP26 and the implications for investors
- Assess options for providing ballast to help with periods of market volatility