Monthly Coffee Break

Asset Allocation, Monthly Coffee Break

Broadening

Markets got over the near-term consolidation, as both bottom-up and top-down elements were helpful: from a micro level, the Q1 earnings season was supportive on both sides of the Atlantic, following a stronger-than-expected global economy at the start of the year.
Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

Markets lost ground in April

Global stock markets had a tough time in April, after a stellar performance in the first quarter of 2024. Worse than expected inflation numbers in the US, coupled with a resilient consumer, make a rate cut from the FED very unlikely anytime soon.
Alternative Investments, Monthly Coffee Break

Shift to risk-off

After five months of gains, equities finished down in April in a relatively volatile market. Although the EPS beat/raise has been high, markets focused more on top-down factors than micro news-flow.

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