“The world upside down” — 6 challenges for investors “after Corona”

Insights , Coronavirus , Geopolitics , Wealth & Pension Planning 12/06/2020
Tempo di lettura: 3 minuti

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Nothing stays the way it is. The Coronavirus has changed our life. We are far away from normality, not to mention far from a saving vaccine as well. The pandemic directs our gaze to countries and industries that are badly affected, but also to those that will be well positioned on the side of the winners. In our white paper “The world upside down”, Frank Häusler, Chief Strategist Vontobel Asset Management, and Dr. Sven Schubert, Head of Strategic Currencies, analyze the six major challenges for investors “after Corona”:

You see a young girl who is looking at her mobile phone while chilling on the bed upside down.

 

  1. Is there a safe way down from the mountain of debt?
    Governments worldwide have pushed through massive bailouts to stabilize their economies. Will we experience a new, even more dramatic sovereign debt crisis, or will this debt be successfully repaid? Should we be expecting hyperinflation or deflation?
  2. Where can we still find returns?
    The pandemic has given the age-old question – “stocks or bonds?" – new urgency. Numerous market segments are promising, but you have to look carefully.
  3. China or the USA – how to invest?
    Will the relationship between the United States and China continue to deteriorate? Both countries seek supremacy in digital technology, and investors should position themselves accordingly.
  4. Which countries will be on the side of the winners?
    The healthier the government budget, the greater the possibility of responding to the pandemic. We see countries like Taiwan or South Korea in this category.
  5. Who will benefit if globalization declines?
    Global supply chains are going to change. In the wake of the health crisis, many governments want to focus more on domestic production. On top of this, the trade conflict between China and the United States casts doubt about the benefits of a globalized economy. Which countries will benefit from this shift?
  6. Will there be a “green” recovery?
    Fly less; travel less – this could be one of the consequences of the pandemic. Growth packages and support programs will promote the switch to a more sustainable economy, which should also benefit investors.

 

 

Read the full analysis of our experts in the white paper “The world upside down”.

Or visit our livestream, Friday, June 19, 2020, at 8:00 am CET, when the two authors will present the six major challenges for investors and answer your questions.

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