2018 Annual Outlook: Navigating a Maturing Bull Market
By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
A rebound in machinery and equipment spending is expected to extend the business cycle, support global growth and lift commodities as well as risk assets in 2018. At the same time, valuations are becoming more stretched, central banks are tightening and political risks remain elevated. How can investors navigate this maturing bull market?
Citi analysts expect strong oil demand growth and OPEC supply restraint to support oil prices in the first half of 2018 but the return of OPEC and Russia supply to weigh on oil prices in the second half of the year.
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