Global economic growth is very robust, and the emerging economies have picked up momentum. The purchasing managers’ indices in November had dropped slightly from previous levels, suggesting a moderate slowdown of Q4 global economic growth.
Inflation remains low in the developed economies. In an increasing number of countries, unemployment rates have been falling below to a level where infl ation pressure could emerge.
In the USA, the Fed has raised the Fed funds rate by 25bps to a bandwidth of 1.25% to 1.50%. For the coming year, three further hikes are priced in. Even though historically speaking, the spreads of risky bonds are not cheap anymore, this segment remains attractive by comparison (especially relative to government bonds).
Development of bond yields of US- and EUR-Government-Bonds and EUR-Corporate-Bonds
Development of bond yields of European High-Yield-Bonds compared with global High-Yield-
Bonds and Emerging-Markets-Corporate-Bonds (11/2012-11/2017)
The development of historic yields is not a reliable indicator for future developments of a specific asset category or asset class. The charts above do not include any fees or costs.
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