Asset Allocation, financial markets and equity strategy for October 2016
Video published on 05/10/2016
In 2016, financial markets have performed well, helped by the improvement in macro data and expansionary monetary policies promoted by central banks. However, the effect of these factors may be felt less over time. On one hand, economic growth is weak and the forecast for next year is decreasing. On the other hand, doubts are emerging in respect of the wisdom of “zero” interest rate policies, given their effects on the price of financial assets and the profitability of financial institutions. In this video, Federico Servetto, of the Customer Strategy Division, explains the investment outlook for financial markets in October. For more information on the current status of financial markets visit our “Sabadell Investor” website Content subtitled in english. For further information please visit "Sabadell Inversor"
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