Monday, 6 January 2014

2014: Walking the Yield Tightrope

A Happy New Year to you!

Looking in the rear-view mirror, 2013 was perhaps surprisingly a very good year for investors willing to take on financial risk in the face of an uncertain macroeconomic climate. Despite the complete lack of growth in the Euro area, question marks over the sustainability of growth in previously fast-growing emerging economic powerhouses such as China and India, and the twin headwinds of a government shutdown and higher taxes Stateside, developed stock markets delivered frankly impressive returns as did a number of other asset classes such as high-yield corporate bonds and residential property.

But as we set foot on the investment path anew in 2014, in what direction should we be heading? Will 2013’s financial market trends be repeated this year, or should we be changing course?

2014 Trend number 1: Still Hunting for Yield

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2014: Walking the Yield Tightrope

Best wishes for 2014! 

Edmund

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