Equities should surpass bonds in H2

Corporations starting to put large cash holdings to work with M&A activity at near record pace

SOME call it listless, boring, or just generally trendless, but so far 2014 has not worked out the way many had expected. Up to date this year, the performance of global equity markets has been patchy and seems at times inconsistent to the fundamentals. This of course can be attributed to the fact that we continue to get unexpected events that have affected sentiment or the market's misperception of economic reality.

Looking back at the first half of the year, the key assumption of most market participants was that a strengthening recovery of the United States economy would be the driver for equity outperformance and a more broad-based normalisation in both the global economy and monetary policy....

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