We are cautiously optimistic about emerging market (EM) equities this year. Valuations are reasonable and risks look to be largely contained.
Favourable on US and commodities
Is it an effective tool?
Global equities have delivered ample volatility, but very little return for investors so far this year.
Helped by the Federal Reserve
Five 'radical' changes
Latin America and Caribbean at risk
In recent months we have been buying 0-5 year US inflation-linked bonds (TIPS) as a defensive move to get exposure to the US dollar, writes MitonOptimal's Peter Geikie-Cobb.
'Increased level of fear and uncertainty'
10-year Treasury yield passes 3%
Trade war remains a risk
Growth optimism remains at low levels
Central bank concerns
Potential US dollar impact examined
'Geopolitics finally has some risk premia'
Potential for significant losses in parts of the market
10-year Treasury yield range bound
As ten-year US Treasuries hit 3%, it is time to start thinking out of the box, writes Brian Heyworth, global head of client strategy at HSBC Global Asset Management.
Yield curve continues to flatten
Central bank policy mistake biggest risk
Cooling late-cycle economy could rekindle gold interest
Strengthening dollar a risk