This edition of the podcast features Victoria Newlands, an Investment Adviser from Tilney’s London office, talking to Ben Seager-Scott, Head of Multi-asset Funds. Tune in as they discuss a range of contributing factors to the battering of markets including: the end of furlough schemes and business continuity loans, a surge in energy prices, the US debt ceiling and China’s bubbling Evergrande issues.
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01:17 Markets take a battering: not a great month broadly, both equities and bonds fell together. We’ve seen a range of contributing factors: a withdrawal of stimulus support, the end of furlough schemes and business continuity loans, a surge in energy prices, political and fiscal tensions, and China’s bubbling Evergrande issue.
05:48: The Evergrande debacle: why is it causing such a concern among markets? Ben discusses how debt default risks impact market sentiment.
11:13 The US debt ceiling: the expectation is that there will be a solution to the ongoing issue, and a lot of it will come down to the negotiations. Although extraordinarily unlikely, there’s a risk that an agreement may not be made and the US Government could default on its debt. But the US Government and Treasury are universally seen as a safe haven, and this scenario is almost inconceivable. Will politicians come to an agreement?
16:04 Tilney’s outlook on asset classes and regions: are equities still a positive place to be? Is it worth taking a longer-term view? Can gold still act as a buffer in portfolios if inflation starts to pick up? Ben discusses the key factors Tilney is looking out for.
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