Equities

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.
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Investor interest is returning

Global stock markets ended Q1 at an all-time high, fuelled by continued investor optimism. The resilience of the global economy, particularly in the US, has pleasantly surprised many.
Asset Allocation, Macro, Equities, Fixed Income, Nicolas Forest, Nadège Dufossé, Emile Gagna

Update on Middle East Tensions

On April 13, Iran decided to strike Israel with 300 drones and missiles following an attack on its diplomatic compound in Syria. Regional escalation and oil price are at risk. This tail risk cannot be ignored. We are closely monitoring the unfolding situation.
Asset Allocation, Equities, Nadège Dufossé, Thibaut Dorlet

Japan : Make or break

Japanese equities have enjoyed a positive run since the start of the year (+20.8% performance to 27 Mar 2024 ), with the Nikkei recently hitting all-time highs, surpassing the peak of the 1989 bubble .
Q&A, Future Mobility, Johan Van Der Biest, Allan Foll, Equities

Cleaner, safer, smarter

More and more investors are turning to thematic strategies to increase their overall diversification. Johan Van Der Biest, Co-Head of Thematic Global Equity, and Allan Foll, Fund Manager, explain that thematic investment skills combined with solid financial analysis is a prerequisite for identifying high-tech companies with strong growth potential at reasonable prices.
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Steaming ahead

Global equity markets steamed ahead, after a hesitant start of the year.
Climate Action, ESG, SRI, Equities, US elections, Marouane Bouchriha

2024 US Elections and Climate Policy Impact

The impact of the 2024 elections on the decarbonization theme is of paramount importance, considering that the year marks a significant electoral period globally with 64 countries and the European Union - representing nearly half of the global population - heading to the polls.
Research Paper, Bastien Dublanc, David Czupryna, Equities, Water

Water: How to address the looming water crisis?

Water sustains not only human existence but the entire ecosystem. As the global population burgeons and climate change intensifies, bringing extreme water incidents from floods to droughts, the fragile balance between water supply and demand is increasingly strained.
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Positive first month of the year

Despite a hesitant start, global equity markets ended the first month of the year on a positive note. The US was a clear outperformer, but European equity markets also ended the first month of 2024 higher.
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Strong end to the year

European equity markets continued their rally that began at the end of October.
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Third month of decline

European equity markets continued their decline in October, for the third month in a row, as bond yields rose sharply.
Nadège Dufossé, Florence Pisani, Asset Allocation, Macro, Equities, Fixed Income, Outlook 2023

Candriam’s Outlook 2023

It's back-to-school time, and time for investment decisions... Will the US fall into recession?
Nadège Dufossé, Thibaut Dorlet, Thibaud Marie-Regnault, Asset Allocation, Macro, Equities, Fixed Income, Outlook 2023

Candriam’s Mid-Year Outlook

As we reach the halfway point of the year, it seems that recession may be avoided on both sides of the Atlantic, but growth forecasts remain weak...
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European equities take a breather

European equity markets were unable to continue their uptrend since the beginning of the year over the past four weeks.
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Positive economic surprises boosted markets

European equity markets continued their uptrend over the past four weeks on the back of positive economic surprises and a sharp fall in headline inflation as base effects in energy started to drag. The positive market trend was clearly driven by large caps and defensive growth sectors.
Nicolas Forest, Equities, Fixed Income, Macro, Asset Allocation

Which way will Turkey turn?

With the upcoming 2023 Turkish presidential election, scheduled to take place on 14 May, we are sharing our views and sentiments on the possible outcomes and their consequences.
Q&A, Geoffroy Goenen, Equities

A fundamental quality approach with risk-reduction techniques

Geoffroy Goenen, Head of Funda mental European Equity, and Pierre Longueville , Head of Derivatives, explain how their team takes a very dif ferent approach, investing in a portfolio of high quality stocks based on rigorous fundamental analysis and then applying two different techniques to minimise its volatility – and maximise its risk adjusted return.
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Balanced approach warranted by lack of visibility

European equity markets have rebounded strongly since mid-March after the sell-off due to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the United States and the financial turmoil around Crédit Suisse.
Johan Van Der Biest, Equities, Research Paper

Planet Metaverse: Searching for a place to land?

The Metaverse. The substitution of reality with the imagined – transporting the participant literally into a whole new world – will become possible for all kinds of products and services.
Equities

Balanced approach warranted by lack of visibility

The collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank, the 16th largest bank in the United States, triggered a shockwave through financial markets. Despite their resilience, European equity markets nevertheless also had to give away some ground in this environment. During this correction, and especially since the beginning of March, growth stocks outperformed value stocks, and large caps outperformed small caps.
Asset Allocation, Fixed Income, Equities

Impact of Credit Suisse takeover

Portfolios managed by Candriam have no exposure to any Credit Suisse security, OTC exposure or stock-lending exposure.
Emerging Markets, Equities

Steady as She Goes

The year of 2022 proved to be one of the most challenging and volatile for emerging market (EM) equities.

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