Retirement funds de-risking with bond shift; Global managers raise commodities exposure; US “super-core” inflation is rising fast

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Amid market uncertainty, retirement funds opt for safer bonds, while global managers increase commodities exposure to hedge against volatility. Amid market uncertainty, retirement funds opt for safer bonds, while global managers increase commodities exposure to hedge against volatility. Meanwhile, despite significant Federal Reserve rate hikes, US “super-core” inflation is surging, as per BofA analysis.

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Gold Forecasts Range from 25% to 50% Upside Over the Next Few Years

Gold is up, influenced by macroeconomic uncertainty, including tensions in the Middle East and the Federal Reserve’s stalled inflation measures. Despite this, gold is perceived as the most overvalued since August 2020, according to a Bank of America Fund Manager Survey. Although a net 26% of respondents believe gold has over-appreciated, there is still optimism, with projections suggesting a potential 25% to 50% increase in value over the next few years. However, 78% of fund managers see a global recession as unlikely within the next year, reflecting a more optimistic economic outlook compared to market behavior.

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