Market Compass February 2023
- With the energy crunch easing and China heading for a reopening bounce, the euro area will likely escape a widely anticipated winter recession.
- Yet the Fed’s fast monetary tightening will take its toll on a shallow US mid-year recession.
- These divergent shifts in the macro outlook support a tighter transatlantic yield spread, a slight preference for Euro Area vs. US stocks and more upside for the EUR/USD.
- Overall, however, elevated valuations and persistent headwinds to earnings keep us favouring a prudent stance on risk assets amid mounting signals of exuberance. Euro area IG Credit still looks attractive.
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