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2020 Annual Outlook | Videos

2020 Annual Outlook: Thriving Amid Uncertainty

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
2019 had been the year of uncertainty, driven by trade tensions, recession risks, impeachment escalation, Brexit delays and geopolitical risks, to name just a few. Whilst geopolitics in 2019 was a key influencing theme on investor sentiment, Citi analysts believe that ultimately markets could refocus on economic fundamentals. However, given political frictions, there is strong value in including hedges in a diversified asset allocation.
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2020 Annual Outlook | Economy/Politics

Risks are Heightened

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
Uncertainties have piled on in the past year – Brexit delays, trade tensions, recession chatter, impeachment escalations and oil-market disruptions to name a few. With political fears driving risks in particular markets, this is a good time for investors to reassess the value of global diversification.
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2020 Annual Outlook | Currencies - Daily Update

Could USD be Dethroned?

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
Investor anxiety could carry over and see a more elevated FX volatility backdrop in 2020. However, with several key uncertainties directly impacting the US, the USD may not be the safe haven choice in 2020, with JPY and gold more likely beneficiaries.
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2020 Annual Outlook | Commodities

Bright Spots in Gold

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
Lower-for-longer interest rates, global trade tensions, heightened geopolitical rifts coupled with record central bank and investor buying activity, are all supportive of gold in the medium term. On the flip side, the outlook for oil looks more bearish with strong supply growth.
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2020 Annual Outlook | Bonds

Hunt for Yield

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
With more than 30 central banks cutting interest rates and core non-US rates near historical lows, the hunt for yield is likely to persist. Opportunities remain in selective markets, such as US Investment Grade corporates and USD-denominated Emerging Market Debt.
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2020 Annual Outlook | Equities

Pivot to Growth Opportunities

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
The end of a bull market is often characterized by near-euphoric risk sentiment. However a closer look reveals that the “bust” that many expect has not been preceded by a typical “boom”. Citi analysts are overweight global equities, with equity total returns of 6-8% seen in the coming year.
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