Investment Strategy: Taking profits and raising cash for the future
After an 11% run-up in global equity markets over the last three months, ABN AMRO suggests that clients consider taking some profits in their stock portfolios. The ABN AMRO Investment Committee also suggests selling commodity positions and shifting positions in European high-yield bonds to US high-yield bonds.
Investment Strategy: Reduce exposure to emerging-markets bonds
No changes were made to the overall asset allocation at the meeting of the Global Investment Committee on 26 January 2017.
Investment Strategy: Positive start of the year
The sentiment in markets is positive, already since the end of 2016. Market sentiment is buoyed by growing confidence in global economic growth and the effect of a new president in the US who is focused on fiscal stimulus. Also, interest rates are not rising too quickly.
Investment strategy: Global economy gains momentum
The ABN AMRO Investment Committee continues to prefer equities over bonds. Within alternative investments, real estate and commodities are favoured, while a neutral stance is taken toward hedge funds. For clients with US-dollar portfolios, it is suggested that they consider hedging europositions, to protect against further weakness in the euro.
Video: Italy says no to reforms
Italy says no to the reforms of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. What does this mean for investors? In this interview, Mary Pieterse-Bloem, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy, assesses the consequences of the referendum.
Investment strategy: Italy says no to reforms
In Sunday’s referendum, the Italian people voted against reforms of the Italian Senate. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi offered his resignation, meaning that we are entering a period of political instability in Italy.
Si or no: the Italian referendum and rising bond yields
Bond yields are rising and the Italian referendum of 4 December is coming closer. What does this mean for investors?
Investment strategy: Global growth to support equities
Given a more positive outlook for global growth, the Investment Committee increased the allocation to equities.