Forces driving capital markets
Capital markets are drivers of long-term wealth, but it is difficult to predict the fundamental forces which will shape capital markets in the years ahead. Below are some of the latest insights into the risks and opportunities facing capital markets, curated to help investors reach their own conclusions about this vital part of the economic-financial ecosystem.
IPO-bound companies need to focus on building sustainable businesses with strong fundamentals to be well-positioned in a volatile environment.
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Capital markets remain torn by uncertainty. Here is what institutional investors should expect from different markets going forward.
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The first few months of 2023 have been a whirlwind. Inflation, geopolitical tensions and uncertainty over the direction of the Chinese economy are still on investors' agendas.
Globally, capital markets are estimated to be USD 178 trillion in size, making them one of the most powerful drivers of economic growth and wealth creation.
The main benefit of Japan’s Quantitative Easing programme has been to suppress long yields and, thus, debt-service costs.
Stocks have outperformed over the long term, both in the US and internationally, but there have been long periods where that has not been the case.
The cost of capital varies over time. Periods where the cost of capital is high tend to be followed by periods of above normal returns, on average.