2016 leaves behind much economic uncertainty, regional political tensions, an oil price roller-coaster, and monetary policies which would have been unthinkable in the past. Hence, calmness and patience were key virtues for ending the year with positive returns.
And, heading into 2017?
Clearly, 2016 has been a transition year for European equities. A true roller-coaster with dizzying news and an unexpected end to market rebounds due to President Trump’s arrival to the White House as US President.
Uncertainties in the United States about Trump's upcoming policies, developments in inflation, Fed rate hikes, and the strength of the dollar, as well as investors' continued negative sentiment toward emerging markets are all reasons why Schroders' managers are still cautious and hold defensive p
Michael Zelouf, Business Director for the EMEA region at Western Asset, Legg Mason's global fixed income subsidiary, believes one must separate the US debt market outlook from the one for the debt market in general.
"Institutional investors have faced a variety of pressures during the past year that have made achieving their investment goals very challenging," states Chris Mason, senior analyst at Cerulli with regards to the January edition
As Trump continues to carry out his campaign promises and prepares to launch his stimulus plan, the Fed meets in the midst of a complicated state of affairs.
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) published itin January is latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and non-UCITS for October 2016. 28 associations representing more than 99 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provided with net sa
Secure growth companies could be forced out of the limelight by turnaround stories in US equity markets following a period of significant gains for online retailers and other internet stocks, according to Legg Mason affiliate ClearBridge Investments.
In his latest visit to Mexico, Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman Templeton Emerging Markets Group, discussed President Trump, the dollar, Emerging Markets, and why he believes Mexico is a good investment.