Equity markets worldwide climbed to record highs on Friday as solid corporate earnings and an all-time peak for the Nasdaq stock index stoked investor optimism, while the dollar eased on gloomy US economic data.
Investors worldwide see growing overvaluations in both bonds and equities and have signalled concern about a valuation bubble forming, a report said.
The proportion of global investors saying equity markets are overvalued has reac
Equities will be the best-performing asset class in the next 12 months according to 51 per cent of high net worth (HNW) investors in Europe, while a fifth (18 per cent) said oil could outperform in 2015, according to a report.
The current cycle of “extend and pretend” is coming to an end as the planned economy model of the past eight years comes to breaking point, an investment specialist has warned investors.
The second-quarter (Q2) outlook
Equities are expected to have the highest total return this year in global and local markets, according to the CFA Institute's Middle East Market Sentiment Survey.
Debt and Sharia-compliant issuances as well as mergers and acq
If you are “all in” on Middle East equities, it might be a good idea to add some diversification to your portfolio, said an investment expert listing top picks for regional investors in 2015.
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Bahrain Bourse (BHB) will host the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) Annual Conference 2015 in partnership with Thomson Reuters, it was announced yesterday (February 15).
The conference, entitled 'AFE Equities Summit 2015'
GCC markets end the year flat after a correction caused by oil price volatility, but 2015 looks promising for investors due to strong fundamentals and low valuations, a report said.
The performance of GCC markets was mixed in 2014
Gold fell on Tuesday, as the dollar and European stocks climbed, with the metal set to post its sharpest monthly loss since June 2013 and the first quarterly loss this year on expectations of further gains in the US currency.
Gold fell to its lowest in 2-1/2 months on Tuesday, breaking through key support at its August lows as stock markets rose and the dollar hit a one-year high against the euro ahead of a European Central Bank meeting this week.