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2020 Mid Year Outlook | Videos

2020 Mid Year Outlook: Investment Opportunities and Challenges in a Post COVID-19 Recovery

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
The longest bull market in history, which lasted between 2009 and early 2020 was put to an abrupt end by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, global equities and bonds have since rebounded from their March lows, on hopes that massive government stimulus could help the world economy recover. What are the investment opportunities and challenges in a post COVID-19 recovery? How should investors position their portfolios in these uncertain times?
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2020 Mid Year Outlook | Economy/Politics

Simmering Tensions

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
Tensions between US and China are likely to present real risks to the world economy, with recovery largely dependent on the economic rebound of the world’s two largest economies. Geopolitical / political disruptions are key risks and diversification remains paramount in managing potential volatilities.
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2020 Mid Year Outlook | Currencies - Daily Update

Demand for Safe Havens could Continue

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
Uncertainties and bouts of risk aversion could keep safe haven currencies like gold and JPY in demand. With the US Federal Reserve on alert to address USD supply / demand issues, monetary stimulus may pose headwinds to the USD, leaving it not quite the safe haven it used to be.
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2020 Mid Year Outlook | Commodities

Gold Continues Its Lead

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
Gold continues to lead commodities in year-to-date performance, proving to be an outperformer and acting as risk hedge in portfolios. Citi analysts continue to see gold prices trending up in the medium-term. Following a volatile 2Q, crude oil prices may be supported by demand improvements and lower supply.
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2020 Mid Year Outlook | Bonds

Positioning Amid Lower Interest Rates

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
With central banks rolling out unprecedented levels of monetary easing, interest rates are expected to stay lower for longer. Cyclical-oriented sectors in US Investment Grade corporates may benefit in a new economic cycle, while Emerging Market Debt offer compelling valuations.
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2020 Mid Year Outlook | Equities

Seeking Out Opportunities

By Citibank Asia Pacific & EMEA Wealth Management |
With supportive fiscal and monetary policies in place, Citi analysts are overweight global equities going into the second half. By region, US small and mid-caps, emerging Asia and Latin America are preferred. By sectors, long-term themes such as Health Care and Digitization are favored, while also adding to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
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