Market Commentary

September 2019

 

Global Equity Markets
Investors grew wary in August as the global economy slowed and corporate profits slipped. Expectation for global monetary easing rose as economic growth around the world weakened. Safe haven assets including gold regained favour as investors turned risk averse as the US-China trade war lingered. A race for safety pushed the stock of negative-yielding debt to unprecedented levels.

Asia Pacific Equity Markets
Asian stocks came under strain from global and regional factors. Investors struggled to price in the increasingly complex signals from the impact of trade wars, corporate profits and the slowing economy. Expectation for global monetary easing rose as economic growth around the world weakened. Safe haven assets including gold regained favour as investors turned risk-off. The global stock of negative-yielding debt grew to unprecedented levels as rising market volatility fuelled further bond rallies.

Asia (excluding Japan) Equity Markets
Asia ex-Japan stocks came under strain from global and regional factors. Investors struggled to price in the increasingly complex signals from the impact of trade wars, corporate profits and the slowing economy. Expectation for global monetary easing rose as economic growth around the world weakened. Safe haven assets including gold regained favour as investors turned risk-off. The global stock of negative-yielding debt grew to unprecedented levels as rising market volatility fuelled further bond rallies.

 

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