Please see below an article which was published yesterday (02/06) by Kristina Hooper, Chief Global Market Strategist at Invesco, which outlines various areas to watch throughout June:
As you can see from the above, the are a lot of moving parts that need to be monitored. Some of the key areas to focus on are:
The unlocking of the Eurozone – hopefully retail sales flow through in line with the easement of restrictions.
Inflation expectations – Inflation remains a hot topic. We will see just how much pent-up inflation has built up and whether this is long-term trend which will force central banks to act or whether this is a result of an initial supply and demand chain issue resulting from economies opening up.
Covid vs Vaccine rollout – whilst the vaccine rollout in developed economies is ramped up, variants in developing countries could still pose a threat.
Geopolitical tensions – as things slowly start to return to a form of normality, geopolitical tensions are becoming mainstream news again.
There was also mention of a potential summer sell-off, this should not be ignored or overlooked, but it remains important to note:
- This is Invesco’s view, other fund managers may have a different opinion on this
- If a sell-off does happen, this may not necessarily be a bad thing as it can create buying opportunities
- Investors need to consider their long-term objectives and investment time horizon. Markets will recover from any sell-off, it’s just a matter of time and investors need to be patient.
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Please keep safe and healthy.
Carl Mitchell – Dip PFS
IFA and Paraplanner