Until the tense situation in the country is resolved, we believe the Spanish stock market will continue to suffer more than its European peers. As an example of this, in the week up until October 4, Spanish equity funds lost $229 million, according to market data firm EPFR.
Carax Alphavalue | Up until last Sunday’s events in Catalonia, Spain’s economic recovery was well discounted in market terms, Carax Alphavalue says. But after the Catalan government’s “pretence poll” and the central government’s “heavy-handed” response, investors view Spanish stocks as a more risky bet and less of a buy opportunity for now.
MADRID | By Francisco López | The successful launch of the Aena IPO has been interpreted as a sign of confidence in the recovery of the Spanish economy. The airport operator was floated last week and saw gains of 20.6%, but the headline grabbing investment from international funds such as BlackRock, Templeton, Fidelity or Capital Group has given credence to the sense that Spain is an increasingly attractive proposition for investors.
NEW YORK | By Ana Fuentes | “We are recommending our clients to move out of their investment grade fix income and into Spanish equities,” said Mathew Weir, managing director of the Investment Strategy Group (ISG) at Goldman Sachs, and himself a specialist in Spanish equity, on Wednesday.