Though volatility is likely to continue, Portfolio Manager Jeremiah Buckley thinks the outlook for equities remains constructive as we progress past the election and get closer to the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
Recent volatility in the technology sector may cause some investors to lose sight of the powerful forces that have propelled the sector’s earnings growth; yet technology equities portfolio manager Denny Fish argues that a long view is essential for maximising the opportunity presented by the transition to a digital global economy.
Ashwin Alankar, Head of Global Asset Allocation, says the market sell-off has increased illiquidity in financial markets and that a targeted policy response is needed to stave off the potential for small business defaults, which would greatly weigh on economic growth. However, options markets now signal more reward than risk in equities.
The US Federal Reserve’s surprise rate cut reflects the increasing uncertainty the US economy and investors currently face. Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, provides his views on what the highly unusual move means for markets and why he believes investors should remain cautious.