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Global Investment Outlook - June 2018

Macro Themes and Market Outlooks in 2018

The past month felt rather eventful, and was beset with attention-grabbing geopolitical events, relatively positive economic data, and clarity from central banking institutions. 

Stay up-to-speed with this month's list of investment outlook papers, whether you're looking for a multi-asset investment strategy update, a new macroeconomic world-view, or something in-between.
 

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Q2 2018 Global Fixed Income Survey (Russell Investments)
(For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies)
In this quarterly outlook and fixed income survey, Russell Investments puts the spotlight on inflation expectations, credit markets, and casualties from rising interest rates.

Global Macro Outlook (AB, Jun 2018)
(For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in North America and South America)
Now that we are approaching the midpoint of the year, do the key assumptions shaping our views on asset prices (such as gradual removal of monetary stimulus and continued global growth) remain unchanged?

Multi-asset markets outlook (Robeco, Jun 2018)
The monthly multi-asset outlook document by Robeco looks at the outlook for global equities, bonds, and foreign exchange. The authors also provide a brief regional economic analysis for the United States, Europe, Japan, and China.

Monthly Market Monitor (Eaton Vance, Jun 2018)
Eaton Vance's Monthly Market Monitor reviews asset class data and economic data in the format of a comprehensive chartbook.

Market Risk Insights Q2 2018: Spring of hope, or winter of despair? (Hermes IM)
As investors seek meaning in conflicting signals, only Dickens could accurately sum up their seemingly bipolar nature – is it a time of inflation or disinflation, growth or slump, liquidity or illiquidity?

Globalization, nationalism and the implications for institutional investors (PGIM, 2018)
(For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the United States)
PGIM investment professionals, as well as leading academics and foreign policy experts, discuss the most relevant geopolitical themes, the potential winners and losers, and the implications for investors and portfolios.

Technology Sector Remains Attractive Despite Recent Steep Decline (Capital Group, Apr 2018)
(For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies)
Capital Group's technology sector analyst Irfan Furniturewala presents his opinion of the long-term outlook for the sector and the current challenges facing FAANG stocks.

Credit Market Outlook: May's High-Yield Offerings Plunge (Moody's, Jun 2018)
The featured article within this edition of Moody's Credit Market Outlook is about the dearth of high-yield bond offerings this year and the increase in bank loan programs.

Global Outlook by Aberdeen Standard Investments (monthly) Jun 2018
A monthly commentary on the outlook for global markets from Aberdeen Standard Investments.

Global Investment Outlook & Strategy (PGIM, Jun 2018)
(For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the United States)
PGIM presents their global investment outlook as of June 2018, with updates on monetary policy normalization, recent geopolitical events, and global markets.

THINK Global - Picking Winning Cities for Growth and Diversification (TH Real Estate, 2018)
TH Real Estate explains how they have adopted a novel approach to their top-down analysis that captures tactical real estate fundamentals as well as structural megatrends in order to identify cities that are ‘future-proof.’

 

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