The two biggest investor fears are too much inflation and too little growth, says Melissa Brown, Managing Director of Applied Research at Qontigo. She discusses inflation expectations for the year, mentioning what is “good” inflation versus “bad” inflation.
Listen to Olivier d’Assier appearance on CNA National Asia First. In his segment, which starts at the 2:18:55 mark, Olivier covers US-China relations and their influence on market sentiment, as well as the corporate bond market situation.
Melissa Brown says currently, investors are torn between opposing forces: inflation vs central bank accommodation. If bad news and negative sentiment signals potential issues, high valuation will just exacerbate that issue if equities do end up falling. She notes high volatility and high beta stocks have fallen out of favor, while value stocks are stalling.
Olivier d’Assier joined MONEY FM 89.3 on Prime Time to discuss what indicators Qontigo is tracking to determine market bubbles, and how badly should investors brace themselves should these potential bubbles burst.
Against the backdrop of positive vaccine developments and upbeat Chinese data, the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) rebounded from the previous day’s loss to close 0.29 per cent or 8.17 points higher at 2,814.12.