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HSBC Investment Commentary Video

Market watch: Focus on central bank policy meetings December 2018

Global markets continued to experience high levels of volatility in November and the first week of December. What is the market outlook? Hervé Lievore, Senior Macro and Investment Strategist, HSBC Global Asset Management shares more on the global market. 

Key Highlights

  • High levels of market volatility came to the fore again in November with, for example, high single digit rates of decline in advanced and emerging equity markets.
  • Market sentiment deteriorated in a context where economic growth outside the US continued to slow down.
  • The last FOMC meeting of the year on 20 December is expected to see a fourth rate hike in 2018, and markets will likely focus on any hint about the number and pace of hikes in 2019, especially after Jerome Powell delivered a relatively dovish speech on rates at the end of November.

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