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Markets overvalued 2nd wave of Covid-19 most important tail risk: BofA Securities

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Immediately after a sharp restoration in worldwide equity markets from their March 2020 lows, trader sentiment remains cautious with most global fund managers surveyed by BofA Securities in July saying the stock market continues to be overvalued. According to BofA Securities, 210 individuals with $607 billion value of assets beneath management (AUM) participated in the survey among July 2 and July 9.&#13
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Of individuals surveyed, 71 per cent believe that the stock market is ‘overvalued’ and 74 for every cent suggesting ‘long US tech stocks’ to be the most crowded trade. That mentioned, 52 per cent of the fund supervisors surveyed by BofA Securities think the next wave of Covid-19 pandemic is the greatest ‘tail risk’ to equities, adopted by US election, credit function, and populist procedures to close inequality.&#13
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“Cash amounts rose to 4.9 per cent from 4.7 for every cent Wall Street’s $24 trillion rally but to elicit ‘greed’ BofA Bull & Bear Indicator is at 2.9 – considerably away from worryingly bullish ranges (previously mentioned 8.),” the BofA Securities study findings unveiled July 14 said.&#13
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Dollars degrees at institutional cash (pension money / insurance companies) have risen from 3.3 per cent to 4 for every cent in July. On the other hand, cash degrees at retail money (mutual cash / unit trusts / investment trusts) have dropped from 5.2 for every cent to 4.8 per cent in July, the study findings suggest.&#13
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Amid regions, European Union (EU) is much more appealing to investors on fiscal policy with net 21 for each cent of FMS investors preferring to remain over weight on the region in the subsequent 12 months, up from the 14 per cent in June. Among the asset courses, commodities has found the highest allocation considering that July 2011, with a web 12 per cent of FMS investors saying they are over weight this asset class, BofA Securities claimed. Allocation to equities stays low, when allocation to bonds is high relative to earlier 10 a long time, the report states.&#13
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As regards development, respondents lifted world advancement anticipations by an additional 11 proportion point (ppt) to internet 72 for each cent. This is the highest stage due to the fact January 2014. Around 36 per cent respondents anticipate the world wide financial state to get “a lot more robust – the maximum determine ever recorded going back again to Oct 1994.&#13
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“24 for every cent of buyers think the economic climate is early-cycle, up from 16 for every cent very last thirty day period while 62 for each cent of traders consider the economy is in a economic downturn, down from 72 for every cent very last month,” BofA Securities said.&#13
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On the other hand, inflation anticipations amplified by 16ppt, with web 37 for each cent of FMS buyers expecting higher world wide CPI in the next 12 months, but only 5 per cent say inflation will be ‘a lot higher’.&#13
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Biggest ‘tail risk’&#13
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Covid-19 2nd wave&#13
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US election&#13
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Credit rating Function&#13
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Populist procedures to end inequality&#13
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Resource: BofA report&#13
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