A spike in the country’s short-term lending rate in June gave some investors the sniffles at least temporarily, while others have turned bearish on China amid concerns growth rates this year could be under the weather.
-Philippe Brugere-Trelat, Executive Vice President, Franklin Templeton -Andrew Sleeman, Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton
As we have been discussing in recent weeks, volatility appears to have picked up from its summer lows and investor uncertainty has been rising.
-Russ Koesterich, chief investment strategist, Blackrock
Investors could now face the threat of rising bond yields. Various bull and bear scenarios might ensue. What are they and what could trigger them? What are the risks to portfolios?
-Michael Temple, director of credit research, Pioneer Investments
The reaction to the tapering talk of the last few months has been surprising. No one should have expected the asset purchase program to last forever and the consensus opinion at the start of 2013 was that Fed asset purchases would likely stop by the end of the year.
-Scott J. Brown, chief economist, Raymond James
Stocks and bonds tumbled worldwide last week, as investors reacted to stretched valuations and the ongoing fear of the U.S. Federal Reserve's "tapering."
-Dan Denbow, associate vice president, USAA Investments
Volatile markets make for an interesting sort of litmus test of investor mettle.
-Cindy Sweeting, director of research, Franklin Templeton
By 2022, research by McKinsey suggests that 75 percent of urban consumers in China will earn around $9,000 to $34,000. This income level, which is currently between the average earned in Brazil and Italy, is only 4 percent of what Chinese households were bringing home in 2000.
-Frank Holmes, chief investment officer, U.S. Global Investors
“Is now the right time to buy?” This is the question that is – and should be – on the minds of investors after the sharp movements in financial markets that began in May.
-Ramin Toloui, executive vice president, PIMCO