While sentiment remains weak across Europe, favorable valuations, positive earnings momentum coupled with a slowly improving macro backdrop could provide a timely opportunity to invest in European small caps.
With yield curves inverting, trade wars heating up, data on manufacturing softening and the ultimate Federal Reserve change in monetary policy resulting in three rate cuts all occurring simultaneously, it was hard not to succumb to recession fears. The good news is that it looks like the worst of the recession fears may have passed.
On last week’s “Behind the Markets” podcast, Jeremy Schwartz spoke with Greg Valliere, chief U.S. policy strategist at AGF Investments, and Caesar Maasry, emerging market cross-asset strategist at Goldman Sachs. The conversation focused on current economic trends emerging markets (China in particular) and U.S. politics.
With U.S. and China trade negotiations front and center, some investors are questioning whether they should have exposure to China in their portfolio. Rethinking exposure to state-owned enterprises within China can be one method that may actually enhance returns while keeping volatility under control.