Weekly Podcast by Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia
#Market Strategy — 06.12.2021


Prashant Bhayani, Chief Investment Officer, Asia

CIO Weekly Podcast: Connect every Monday morning to stay updated on what happened in the global and Asian markets last week and what to expect next.

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Viruses, Variants, and Volatility…

Fears over a new variant of Covid, Omicron, caused a sell-off in markets, but we have no change to our top down views. Prashant Bhayani shares our views on the latest market move triggered by the new variant.

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Re-Look at Future Facing, Energy Transition Commodities: A MIX OF CYCLICALITY, INFLATION HEDGE AND STRUCTURAL GROWTH

As we come to the end of 2021, we re-look at basemetals for three reasons: a mix of cyclicality, inflation hedge and structural growth.

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STERLING is LONELY AND UNLOVED? Monetise the Volatility!

GBP volatility is at the highest level in eight months allowing the pricing of attractive solutions. Is it time to monetise the volatility?

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


Is The Energy Transition Moving Too Fast Or Is It Not Fast Enough?

Can we afford the costs of climate change? The ongoing COP 26 meetings in Glasgow are at a crucial cross-road to discuss the most important societal and investment opportunity of this generation.

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Front end frenzy! The curve is flattening, is it now getting overdone?

This week, Prashant Bhayani focuses on the flattening of the yield curve, the end of taper and global rate rise expectations.

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China High Yield Bonds: Buy, Sell, or Hold? Or All the Above?

Should you buy, sell or hold China high yield bonds? Prashant Bhayani discusses taking a pragmatic approach to China's high yield bonds, which are mostly comprised of the property sector, with credit selection being important.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


The Metaverse is Coming! What is it? How do I profit from it?

Prashant Bhayani talks about the growth of the Metaverse, the key beneficiaries in its value chain and how you may position yourself to benefit from it. He sees this as a megatrend for the coming years.

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Winter is Coming; Time to Bend the Knee? Slowflation or Stagflation?

Are we entering a period of stagflation or “slowflation”? Prashant Bhayani examines the surge in global energy prices and predicts a short phase of slowing growth with rising inflation.

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Europe Why Not!

Prashant Bhayani points out how Europe offers underappreciated opportunities and lists five reasons to refocus portfolio allocation on European equities.

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Why Did Yields Quietly Move Up Last Week?

Prashant Bhayani analyses the rise in US Treasury yields following the Fed's more definitive stance in favour of a November taper at the FOMC meeting.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


China markets: Investor sentiment suffering from a multiple-whammy

Grace Tam examines the possible scenarios for the Evergrande liquidity crisis against the backdrop of China's ongoing regulatory crackdown. Debt restructuring, she says, is a more likely outcome.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong


Vaccine boosters to boost the healthcare sector?

Amid talk of vaccine efficacy and booster shots, Grace Tam outlines the key drivers of COVID-19 vaccine stocks.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong


China: Bad news is good news?

Despite regulatory challenges for China's growth sectors, some encouraging signs are emerging; this presents opportunities for both short- and long-term investors.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong


Powell Hits a Hole in One at Jackson Hole

Prashant Bhayani discusses Fed Chair Jerome Powell's Jackson Hole speech and how all eyes will be on the pace of non-farm payroll growth in the coming months.

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To Taper or Not to Taper that is the Question…

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Can Gold Help You Win a Gold Medal for your Portfolio?

Why it is key to consider gold as a portfolio hedge as well as a long-term alpha generator for your portfolio.

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ECB Lower for Longer: Moving From Outlook to Outcome based Policy

Prashant Bhayani discusses the implications of the European Central Bank's recent signalling of a shift away from outlook to an outcome-based policy.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


How much will China policy ease?

Prashant Bhayani discusses the outlook for interest rate cuts in H2 in light of China's slow domestic demand recovery and growth headwinds.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


Is the Reflation Story Over?

Prashant Bhayani explains the reasons for the rally in long-term yields and why it is important to have both cyclical and defensive exposure in your portfolio.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


After a 31% rise since end-Oct 2020, are global equities simply too expensive?

After a 31% rise since end-October 2020, what happens to global equity markets when earnings momentum peaks? Prashant Bhayani explains.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


How to Outperform: Is SRI/ESG Performance Sustainable?

Prashant Bhayani believes SRI/ESG is an alpha factor to add to any investment portfolio and explains how to build portfolios around this broader megatrend.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


AUD: Not Down Under!

The Australian Dollar has been rallying, rising nearly 20% in the past year. But where does it go from here? Prashant Bhayani explains.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


Payrolls Missed! Should I be Miffed?

Prashant Bhayani discusses the US non-farm payrolls data sharply missing estimates and its implications on the markets.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


Should We Sell in May and Go Away? Or is There Another Way?

While the S&P 500 is seasonally weaker from May to October, Prashant Bhayani says that returns are on average positive. He advises staying the course.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia