#Market Strategy — 06.04.2020

INSIGHT OF THE WEEK

Prashant Bhayani, Chief Investment Officer, Asia

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Are We There Yet?

Prashant Bhayani discusses the impact of the fiscal and monetary stimulus on financial markets, and what to look for to see a reversal of market trends

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

30.03.2020

Massive market deleveraging & short-term USD funding stress

Grace Tam discusses market volatility and the measures being taken by the Fed and the ECB amid the massive market deleveraging and short-term USD funding stress.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

23.03.2020

When Two Black Swans Collide...

Following the worst market crash since 1987 and the ensuing volatility, Grace Tam outlines our base case scenario – a U-shaped recovery for global growth – and its impact on asset classes.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

16.03.2020

There Will Be Blood…When …will the Wound Heal?

With oil prices nose-diving as OPEC and Russia fail to reach a deal, We examine the supply and demand side scenarios, and the potential impact from the disagreement.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

09.03.2020

The First Cut is Deepest....

After the sharp unwinding in the markets, Prashant Bhayani shares his thoughts on what’s priced in and what should you do now.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

02.03.2020

Quantquake Coming? Feeling a Few Tremors…

Prashant Bhayani talks about record bond inflows, growth overcrowding in equities and the possibility of a short-term unwinding in the markets.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

24.02.2020

Oil’s Well that Ends Well Again?

Prashant Bhayani focusses on the global oil market this week by examining the demand-supply equation and how it may evolve. He signs off by sharing our medium-term outlook.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

17.02.2020

What’s Initial Impact from the Coronavirus?

Prashant Bhayani examines the real-time data, and shares what to expect in terms of short-term disruption.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

10.02.2020

An Update on Coronavirus

Prashant Bhayani takes a look at lessons from SARS and examines where’s it different.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

03.02.2020

Finally….the phase one deal is signed

Get the lowdown on the trade deal and outlines some key areas of progress.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

20.01.2020

Oil’s Well that End’s Well, Again?

Prashant Bhayani discusses global supply and demand fundamentals for oil, and shares our outlook.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

13.01.2020

2019 in Review

The year Equities, Bonds, Gold and Oil all had double digit returns!

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

06.01.2020

Lucky Friday the 13th!

2 major risk events in markets, UK election results & US-China Phase One trade deal, finally came to a head

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

16.12.2019

4 Events and a Holiday?

A quick preview of the major, upcoming events in the market and the possible outcomes.

Prashant Bhayani

09.12.2019

Impacts of trade war: is the worst behind us?

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Adviser, Hong Kong

25.11.2019

3 Reasons for the Risk-On Rally

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

18.11.2019

US-China Trade: The “Phase One” trade deal. Why it matters?

Grace Tam explains why it’s a breakthrough and also shares our updated forecast for the global equities market.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

11.11.2019

Fed-Pause: The Federal Reserve rate cuts, what are the implications for markets.

This week Prashant Bhayani shares his views on the Federal Reserve rate cuts and the implications for markets.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

04.11.2019

Are Chinese property developers’ funding concerns overdone?

Restrictions by Chinese regulators on bond issuance by some developers has triggered concerns but the worries may be unfounded.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

28.10.2019

Trade Truce Ends with a Tweet

As the announcement to impose 10% tariffs on the remaining $300 bn of China’s imports ended a month-long truce, Prashant Bhayani highlights the takeaways and the key things to watch tactically.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

05.08.2019

Is Brexit approaching the endgame?

Have chances of a “hard Brexit” significantly reduced?

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

21.10.2019

Trade Truce... What Next?

The topic this week is a review of the trade truce finalised last Friday, and its potential implications on the global fiscal policy.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

15.10.2019

Don’t forget to focus on the red dot for defensive yield!

Singapore’s economy has been buffeted by the global slowdown but, as Prashant Bhayani explains, it continues to offer attractive potential to investors

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

08.10.2019

Drone Attack - The impact of Saudi Arabian oil facilities attack is short-lived thus far…

The impact of drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities is short-lived so far but what can we expect next? Prashant Bhayani shares what do we think of oil prices in the short and medium term.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

30.09.2019

After a hawkish cut, the Federal Reserve rate expectations align directly with BNP Paribas forecasts

Here's quick review by Prashant Bhayani on the Federal Reserve meeting, the implications arising from it and what’s priced in by the markets.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

23.09.2019

China Accelerates “Mid-Autumn Gifts” to the Market

Prashant Bhayani summarises some of the important initiatives that were announced in China this month.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

16.09.2019

Can Central Banks be Super-Heroes? Will it lead to Currency Wars?

With the end of the trade truce, the spotlight has burned bright again on the central banks as rate cuts accelerated around the globe. But can this lead to currency wars?

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

09.09.2019

Why Hong Kong’s long-term fundamentals and liquidity remain resilient

9 key reasons why Hong Kong’s long-term fundamentals and liquidity remain resilient

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

02.09.2019

A global synchronized monetary easing is playing out

After the Fed delivered its first rate cut since 2008, central banks across countries have followed suit. Will this global monetary easing be sufficient to revive growth?

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

12.08.2019

Follow Twitter not Jackson Hole

As trade rhetoric overshadowed the Fed Summit last week, Prashant Bhayani reviews the takeaways and the market reaction.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

26.08.2019

Will Gold continue to shine?

4 reasons why gold will continue to shine (and why investors should accumulate gold on dips).

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

19.08.2019

Can the Federal Reserve Help Extend the Longest Economic Cycle in History?

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

29.07.2019

Discover why European Equities have had the best start of the year since 1998

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

22.07.2019

Cash is Not King! Cash is a Drag…This week we revisit how cash can be a drag in an investor’s portfolio.

In a year of strong year-to-date returns in both bonds & equities, Prashant Bhayani discusses why cash can be a drag in an investor’s portfolio. His mantra: Stay diversified, stay invested!

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

15.07.2019

Gold: Continue to Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

08.07.2019

The trillion dollar question after the G-20 meetings: How long will trade tensions last?

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

01.07.2019

FOMC Meeting: Powell throws in the towel

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

24.06.2019

Slow We Go! An update on the US economy

A quick update on the US economy following the weaker economic data and changing rate expectations.

Prashant Bhanyani, CIO Asia

17.06.2019

Which countries may benefit the most from US-China trade tensions? Prashant Bhayani shares his views

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

10.06.2019

Sino-US trade tensions could linger for longer. What are the implications?

As Sino-US trade tensions flare up again, we examine the potential impact of an ongoing tradewar on their respective economies.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Adviser, Hong Kong

20.05.2019

Why Treasury yields dropped sharply last week? How low can they go?

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

03.06.2019

India gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi a strong second-term mandate. What are the implications for the Indian economy?

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

27.05.2019

Diversification Strategies in May: Stay in May and Diversify Away

In this edition, our Asia CIO points out why this may be an excellent time to diversify your portfolio exposure.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO, Asia

06.05.2019

Market could be pricing a “trade deal” despite new tariffs kick in

Our Asia CIO dissects the #tradewar scenario for you

Prashant Bhayani, CIO, Asia

15.05.2019

China Update: Taking foot off the pedal but to maintain cruising speed.

Listen to a brief analysis by our Asia CIO after the politburo's review of the country's economy in China

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

29.04.2019

Contrarian Corner: Overweight European Equities

Underweight on European #equities? Maybe, not! The recent fund manager survey largely supports an underweight position however our Asia CIO builds a case for why a contrarian view merits attention.

Prashant Bhayani CIO Asia

15.04.2019

Better Payrolls Soothe Growth Fears

US job growth remains strong in March, so what does is it mean for interest rates?

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

08.04.2019

The yield curve is inverting! Should we be worried?

Against the background of a sharp drop in Treasury yields, our Asia CIO, discusses the utility of the yield curve as a recession indicator, and more.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO, Asia

01.04.2019

The Fed’s dovish surprise triggers growth concerns

Amid rising market worries & falling #US yields, we examine the key reasons behind the announcement and what should investors keep an eye on!

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

25.03.2019

Brexit deadline is near. Deal or no-deal?

In light of growing uncertainty and slowing growth, we look at the possible scenarios that could unfold in the coming weeks

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

18.03.2019

In the context of a larger than expected tax cuts in China: Should we stay positive despite strong rebound?

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

11.03.2019

If you want to understand global market movements focus on FINANCIAL CONDITIONS, not backward looking economic data.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO, Asia

25.02.2019

Feeling Springy?

In today’s podcast, we focus on the green shoots of stimulus impact in China.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO, Asia

04.03.2019

US Treasury Yields: How Low Can They Go?

US Treasury Yields: How low can they go? We examine the reasons behind the fall of the 10-year Treasury yield to 2.63% last week, and what can we expect going ahead.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

11.02.2019

Moving to Short-Term Neutral in Global Equities but what do we think about Asian assets in this context?

In this week's podcast we analyse how Asian equity and bond performance may be affected in the context of slowing US growth.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO, Asia

18.02.2019

Are Emerging Markets starting to shine?

Is the increasing interest in EM assets a trend that will continue?

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia

04.02.2019