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Assessing the Fed's Damage Before the Strike

By Citi Wealth Insights |
Life isn’t as easy after a boom. Losses “invalidate” a sizeable share of the investment gains achieved in boom times, possibly even undermining the economy itself. Yet investors need to endure, not self-destruct.
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Mid-year Outlook 2021

Wealth Insights | Economy

Mid-year Outlook: Investing in the Afterglow of a Boom

By Citi Wealth Insights |
The first few months of 2022 have been trying. With the pandemic not yet over, rising inflation, interest rate hikes, slowing growth and geopolitical tensions have heightened the uncertainty. Amid these conditions, the question we hear more than any other is “what should I do now?”
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Wealth Insights | Economy | Asset Allocation

There is Nothing to Fear but the Fed Itself

By Citi Wealth Insights |
A swift correction is gripping equity markets. In just seven weeks, the S&P 500 has nearly hit bear market territory. Citi Global Wealth is maintaining it conservative portfolio stance with the Global Investment Committee (GIC) leaving its asset allocation unchanged at its May meeting.
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Wealth Insights | US | Economy

Significant Sell-offs May Provide a Rare Window of Opportunity

By Citi Wealth Insights |
CIO’s view is that when investors see a peak in interest rates, a recovery in growth stocks may occur. While volatility in some of our Unstoppable Trends is higher than the broader market, CIO strategists have identified areas like fintech, clean energy, electric vehicles, and biotech that deserve high valuations due to their growth and long-term value creation.
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Wealth Insights | Asset Allocation | Economy

A Proactive Approach to Building Strong and Resilient Portfolios

By Citi Wealth Insights |
Global markets whipsawed throughout the month of March. China’s stock market saw its most volatile week in decades while US markets started to log weekly gains after five consecutive weeks of declines. With US inflation soaring to 7.9% year-on-year, the Federal Reserve has signaled that a 50bps rate hike may be on the table at its May meeting. Citi analysts believe that a surge in inflation to 8.5% in early Spring is likely.
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Wealth Insights | Asset Allocation | Economy

Three Scenarios for the Economy and Markets

By Citi Wealth Insights |
ROBUST, RESILIENT, RECESSION – these are the Three Scenarios Citi analysts have devised to forecast possible outcomes as the world faces an exceedingly complex set of challenges. The war has created a new supply shock. The Fed is looking to attack inflation even as growth is slowing. And the distortions of the pandemic have extended longer than expected.
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