The re-election of Shinzo Abe as Japan’s prime minister in September has triggered a surge in inflows to Japanese equities. Is Japan’s recent streak of strong performance set to continue or are we witnessing yet another false dawn?
The big question on investors’ minds is whether equity markets will continue trending upwards in 2018. High valuations as such are not much of guide to answer that question, believes Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, CIO of NN Investment Partners. Instead, investors should focus on trends.
The US equities rally has been given a fresh boost this year by continuing earnings upgrades and a weakening dollar. But Europe’s investors are not buying it.