You can see here that cyclical equity sectors perform best when the US 10-year rate starts rising. But what is the impact of a rise in long-term interest rates on the different regions and styles that investors can choose to include in their portfolio?
Many economists and stock market experts are predicting higher long-term interest rates in the next few years. For the moment, we will leave to one side the question of whether this prediction will turn out to be true or not. But supposing it is the case, would you not like to know which sectors will benefit from a potential rise? Our Geert Van Herck explains.
Investors who have an overexposure to US shares in their portfolio have not been complaining in recent years. The US stock market has proved to be the top star performer by some way. Will the party continue? Or are we about to witness a changing of the guard? A brief analysis by Geert Van Herck, Chief Strategist at Keyprivate.
The growing popularity of trackers has triggered a fierce debate amongst investors. An analysis by Michael Burry has rekindled this debate in recent weeks. Since he has recently issued warnings about the growing popularity of trackers, reviving the term bubble, a brief analysis by our Geert Van Herck is definitely due.
For several months now, no one has been able to deny that the global economy is slowing down. The PMI indicators are showing a downward trend. Manufacturing is experiencing a dramatic fall in some key industries. And yet the stock markets have been rising fast since the start of 2019. So what is going on? Our Chief Strategist KEYPRIVATE Geert Van Herck gives his view.
After a few good years, the majority of the European stock markets are in the red this year. Reason for panic or just a healthy correction in an upward trend? He who knows the answer for certain, should raise his hand. What we do know for certain is that corrections are fairly normal and you should sit them out to achieve an attractive return in the long-term!
That we're seeing a new kind of President with Trump in the White House is, by now, clear to all. Over the past few months, Donald Trump has waged quite a few little 'battles' on Twitter with his North Korean counterpart. And the markets? They followed the action closely.