Intermoney | The S&P500 index has gained almost 35% since its lows recorded in December 2018. The Stoxx Europe 600 surged about 25%, approaching its highest records. Markets have priced in the reduction of the main sources of uncertainty on a global scale. Now, it is key that macroeconomic indicators end up confirming the improvement advanced by investors.
Yves Bonzon (Julius Baer) | In over three decades, we have not witnessed so much bearishness in the investor’s community, as the S&P500 index is a few percentage points away from an all-time high.
Stefan Scheuer (Allianz GI) | What will the Federal Reserve do? This is the question most asked by investors. In the US, the labour market remains in shape, households remain wiling to spend and inflation data has been better than expected.
The Corner | April 24, 2015 | The Nasdaq closed on Thursday at an all-time high, surpassing record set 15 years ago, at the very dot com boom. But while US equities have been supported by positive earnings, the current market environment is very different from the late 90s.
MADRID | The Corner | Reporting season in Europe is beginning. Over half the Stoxx600 companies that already showed results surpassed expectations. Profits grew for 70% of this businesses and the average rise was of 9%. European markets’ upward trend being less mature than American’s may point at a EuroStoxx higher appreciation potential. It gains importance as performance results keep looking up and prices context allows EZ companies to rise EBITDA margin from current 15.2% to prior years levels (above 16%).
MADRID | The Corner | Markets are wondering where will expansion of multiples will get given this low macro volatility environment and expansionary monetary policies at the global level.