Investor sentiment continued to improve in all markets we track, except China and global emerging markets, which ended the week flat versus the previous week on geopolitical concerns. Sentiment is now moderately positive in all developed markets, while emerging markets and Asia ex-Japan remain close to neutral, lacking conviction one way or the other.
Investor sentiment continued to recover in the US, Europe and global developed markets, ending the week positive in all three. Sentiment remains negative among investors in global emerging markets, Japan and Asia ex-Japan, with the latter falling back into a bearish mood.
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Sentiment continued to recover in all markets we track as the Q2 earnings reporting season is having a positive impact on investors’ mood. The better-than-feared (so far) reports and guidance is lifting sentiment away from fears of a deep recession and towards hope for a mild and short one that could spare corporate profits.
Most markets fell and risk increased in Q2 and YTD. US (Large and Small Cap) had the most negative returns, but Australia and Canada experienced the largest increases in predicted volatility (although are still at the low end of the risk spectrum).
Melissa Brown, Qontigo’s Global Head of Applied Research, spoke with Zahra Tayeb of Insider about how aggressive interest rate hikes and rising yields on US Treasuries are changing the market’s bond dynamic, increasing investors’ appetite for fixed income.