With less than a week to go before one of the most contentious presidential contests concludes, some market participants are ignoring the noise, but many are fretting over shocks to equity markets and the potential fallout from protectionist trade policies.
Rathbones asset allocation strategist Edward Smith has argued that investors should “pay close attention to the insidious creep of protectionism, as US politicians and elsewhere look to harness the disenfranchised.”
Donald Trump called tax avoidance “smart” during the first live US Presidential TV debate with rival Hillary Clinton in New York.
The brouhaha over Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia is just the latest sideshow in the US presidential election circus. While it is unlikely to derail her campaign, it has served once again to highlight the fact that a Trump presidency remains a possibility and markets are increasingly concerned.
As headline risk rotates from Brexit to the US presidential election in November, research analysts are weighing in on what could happen.
Financial markets have lacked direction in recent months, with the main equity indices all very close to where they were at the start of the year. Macroeconomic data are not strong enough to reinvigorate the bull market, yet not sufficiently weak to stoke fears of recession.
The majority of Monaco-based investors prefer investing in large caps in all asset classes, as they believe large companies give them better protection against an upcoming market correction.
As Donald Trump is now the inevitable Republican nomination to run for President of the United States, populists and nationalists around Europe are gaining ground. How will this impact financial markets?