JP Morgan: For dividends in Europe, seek cyclical stocks
Rising interest rates and inflation have shifted the dividend opportunity to the financial and energy sector rather than traditional defensive stocks, said Thomas Buckingham, London-based portfolio manager at JP Morgan Asset Management.
Iberian fund selectors’ view on US equities improves
Portuguese and Spanish fund selectors like European equities and emerging market debt, have improved their outlook on US stocks but are neutral towards Japanese equities, according to Last Word Research.
Five ‘unloved’ investments worth a fresh look
Long term investors should seek out some often overlooked sectors to boost portfolio diversification, according to Morningstar Investment Management. Click through the slides below to find out which five areas it has identified as hidden investment opportunities.
Fiscal policy concerns after Italy’s populist parties gain
The market reaction following the success of Italy’s populist parties at Sunday’s general election will depend on how diluted their stance will be going forward on fiscal easing and being anti-Europe, according to experts.
Finns and Swedes’ small cap preference reaps rewards
European small cap growth funds have outperformed rival fund categories over the last three years, and Finnish and Swedish fund selectors have led the pack in cashing in.