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Market Outlook Virtual Seminar
Market Outlook Virtual Seminar

Q4 2018 Market Outlook

How should you position this year end?

Q4 Market Outlook

We are experiencing one of the longest equity bull markets in history. How long will it continue? Do Trump’s policies suggest the economic expansion will extend into 2019? What are the best asset classes to invest in? Are we heading for a trade war? When will the next global recession happen?

Watch the video for Q4 Market Outlook here.

H2 Market Outlook

Diversity matters. That is one lesson markets taught us again in the first few months of 2018. After a very strong 2017, we saw a “break in diversity” in Q1 2018, when the markets got complacent with the positive narrative for global equities and the negative narrative for the USD. With diversity having now returned to markets, through a typical sudden pick-up in volatility, sharp moves have become less likely, at least for now.

Watch the video for H2 Market Outlook here.


Q2 market Outlook

2018 has demonstrated itself to be a significantly more volatile year than 2017, especially for equity markets. However, we seek to balance ongoing worries against the fact that equity markets have delivered some of their strongest returns in the late stage of the business cycle. A diversified investment allocation is increasingly important at this stage, in our view, but within this we believe volatility has created a number of interesting investment opportunities

Watch the video for Q2 Market Outlook here.


H2 2018 Market Outlook Virtual Seminar Turning up the heat – Video – Standard Chartered Singapore


H1 Market Outlook

2017 has been a very positive year for financial markets against a Goldilocks (i.e. not too hot, not too cold) economic backdrop. The strong performance of equities and corporate bonds was led by earnings growth across major regions, range-bound government bond yields and rising valuations. The fact that inflation in the US and Euro area has remained contained meant that worries over excessive monetary policy tightening and a turn in direction towards unwinding monetary stimulus failed to derail markets. Emerging market assets fared very well amid this environment of optimism, especially as the US Dollar softened.

So what about the outlook for 2018?

Hear from our Chief Investment Strategist, Steve Brice, to discover new opportunities that lie ahead.

Watch the video for H1 Market Outlook here.

Our Speakers

Steve Brice

Steve Brice
Chief Investment Strategist, Wealth Management
Standard Chartered Bank

Steve is our Bank’s Chief Investment Strategist and has over 20 years of market research and economic experience. He is a key member of the Bank’s Global Investment Council and also acts as an advisor to the Discretionary Portfolio Management division.

He regularly advises Private and Priority Banking clients as to the investment opportunities and risks in asset markets and brings with him a wealth of expertise from both a macroeconomic perspective and across different asset classes.

Manpreet Gill
Head , FICC Strategist, Wealth Management
Standard Chartered Bank

Manpreet is Head of Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities (FICC) Investment Strategy. He is a key member of the Bank’s Group Investment Council and also acts as an advisor to the Discretionary Portfolio Management division.

Manpreet has significant experience across most major asset classes and his views are widely sought by both clients and the media. He frequently appears on CNBC, Bloomberg as well as TV stations across the region, and regularly contributes articles to the region’s newspapers and magazines.

Audrey Goh
Senior Cross-Asset Strategist, Wealth Management
Standard Chartered Bank

Audrey Goh is Director of Asset Allocation & Portfolio Solutions at Standard Chartered Bank’s Wealth Management Group, where she works in a team responsible for asset allocation and investment advice. She has over 15 years of investments and portfolio management experience in Asia.Her previous roles have included Associate Director of portfolio management at PineBridge Investments (previously known as AIG Global Investments), where she was responsible for stock selection and asset allocation for Asia Ex-Japan equities with a focus on Singapore. Prior to this, she worked in Taiwan as an equity analyst in the technology space.

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