First half of this year was marked by rising interest rates and trade wars: The source of increased volatility on the global equity markets was the US. Starting with speculations about rising interest rates and ending with protracted disputes of trade policies between the US and the rest of the world.
High valuation of equity markets: Based on Société Générale’s forecasts there should be corrections on the main global equity markets in the following 12 months.
The likelihood of stricter ECB monetary policy will rise: Higher interest rates should be negative on the stock market as a whole. However, companies with a healthier capital structure may not feel so strongly about their impact.
Commodity companies, carmakers and financial institutions in equity portfolios: These sectors have shown that they fare well in times of rising yields thanks to strong cash flow and low debt.
Interesting investment stock tips: Axa, Daimler, Erste Group, Glencore, Infineon Technologies, Ingenico