- Equities – Annual single digit gain, restricted by: move towards fiscal balance and, anticipation of tightening in
- Govt Bonds – A return to market dominated prices from reduced Fed’s purchases is moderated by suppressed inflation
until anticipation of Fed‘s anticipated funds rate increases in 2015.
- Equities – A new credible central banker’s monetary and regulatory discipline and anemic economic growth bode
- Govt Bonds – Following US Treasury’s lead.
- Currency – Slow growth and belated austerity maintain pressure.
- Equities – Long deserved Cyprus bank rescue model concerns investors in troubled areas.
- Govt Bonds – Continued recession and ECB assistance with low interest rates and credit lines give continued support
for all nations.
- Currency – Poor growth and continued low interest rates continue to weigh.
- Equities – Manufactured currency depreciation now provides fuel.
- Govt Bonds – Low inflation and interest rates maintain support.
- Currency – Commitment to an inflationary target with low interest rates allows overvalued currency to depreciate.
- Rest of the World
- Equities – After strong recovery since 2008 look to take money off the table.
- Commodities – US monetary tightening and China slowing weigh.
- Russian political interference in its return to free market.
- Chinese growing military capabilities.
- Necessary EU & US regulation of modern financial institutions and products.
- Mid-East political developments.
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