In Focus

In Focus: markets as we see them

 

Last updated: 13 January 2016

Inside this week:

  • Dead cat bounce? Whilst by some measures, the latest sell off in US Treasuries has been particularly short-lived, the case for rising bond yields keeps getting stronger
  • Goodbye global real interest rates? The new, potentially more nationalist, global political backdrop makes it possible that US yields rise whilst other major markets stay behind
  • Equity sector strategy - cyclical vs. interest rate sensitive sectors: Industrials and financials are among the sectors that benefit from an environment of rising markets and interest rates. That comes at the expense of consumer staples, utilities, health-care and telecoms
  • Conclusion: We close our UK and Europe ex-UK overweight positions in the health care sector, moving our positioning in the financial sector to a strong overweight stance

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