An extract of the June 2010 edition of Investment Strategy
At the crossroads
The last few weeks have seen markets grow increasingly nervous and pessimistic, with violent and sometimes bizarre reactions to economic data and policy decisions. Among all of the “noise” we must try to distinguish those issues that are truly important. The skittishness of investors may be attributed to the uncertain outlook over the coming months.
Will growth continue, slow or perhaps even fall back into a double-dip recession? Will we see more systemic problems in the financial sector? Will plans to cut public spending be credible and effective? Can the euro zone stay together? (…)
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