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Outlook for bonds, stocks in 2017

We are cognisant of the risks in fixed income markets and do not think the bull market in equities is over.

STILL IN A BULL MARKET: On a relative basis to bonds, equities are trading at significantly more reasonable valuations.

THE month of October was characterised by choppy markets, with both stocks and bond markets witnessing declines in prices. Global equities, as measured by the MSCI AC World index posted a -1.5 per cent decline, while global bonds saw yields rise and lost -0.2 per cent. (Bond prices are inversely...

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