Economic and sovereign risks are likely to dissipate in 2012, according to Barclays Capital’s quarterly research publication, the latest titled, “Global Outlook: A Cautious Step Forward.” As a result, an economic rebound could come as early as the spring.

“Now is the time to look for assets whose valuations have become attractive,” said Larry Kantor, head of research at Barclays Capital. “For the first time since the euro area crisis began, we see the building blocks of a framework for a sustainable solution. In addition, global growth is holding up better than feared—and the makings of a bottom and rebound by the spring are beginning to come into focus.”

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