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US Reopens for Business

US Reopens for Business

DATE
Saturday, 19 June 2021
Title US Reopens for Business
Webinar Details While Malaysia began its third lockdown, America gets busy with its post pandemic glow-up.

  

Plenty of people are getting ready for summer, flights and accommodations are selling out. Oil and house prices have been climbing as demand pent-up.

  

Could the post-pandemic horizon be booming?

  

Tune in to find out how can you benefit from the rising optimism.

Host Lex Lim

Investment Advisor

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia

Speaker(s) Supreet Bhan

 

Head, Southeast Asia Funds

JP Morgan Asset Management

Registration Link https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/register/xfeagkjs
Post event
Key Takeaways
1. Strength of the American economy and the long-term resilience of the U.S. stock market – The U.S. economy is marked by resilience, flexibility, and innovation. With U.S. having the largest equity markets in the world, U.S. stocks have proven to be resilient with the highest annualized returns over the last 10 years coupled with the lowest volatility in comparison with other regions despite suffering from setbacks in 2020.

            

2. U.S. economy recovery is gaining momentum as the country reopens – Boosted by government stimulus and vaccine rollouts. Reopening is ultimately leading to better-than expected earnings growth. High frequency economic data shows that travel related activities and dine-in transactions have recovered close to pre-pandemic levels.
                      

3. Federal Reserve (Fed) sees stronger economy and higher inflation – Fed forecasts GDP growth of 7% (consensus 6.6%) in 2021 – strongest in nearly four-decades. U.S. economic output is likely to recover from last year’s pandemic-led losses and resume pre-pandemic trends by year-end. Given the improved outlook, the Fed has brought forward its forecast for rate hike to 2023. This suggests that the officials are confident of a more sustained economic recovery.
                        

Investors can benefit from the U.S. recovery by having a balanced approach towards both ‘beneficiaries of reopening’ i.e. both value and long-term secular growth sectors.
              

The Affin Hwang America Equity’s flexible approach towards investing in both “value” and “growth” sectors allows it to be well positioned to capture the Great American recovery.
                

The fund is available exclusively at Standard Chartered Bank and can be subscribed via SmartDirect.

US Reopens for Business

How can you benefit from the rising optimism