House Speaker John Boehner abruptly broke off talks with President Barack Obama Friday night on a deal to cut federal spending and avert a threatened government default, sending compromise efforts into an instant crisis.
Within minutes, an obviously peeved Obama virtually ordered congressional leaders to the White House for a Saturday meeting on raising the nation's debt limit. "We've got to get it done. It is not an option not to do it," he declared.
"I expect them to have an answer in terms of how they intend to get this thing done in the course of the next week. The American people expect action," Obama said.
Q. So when exactly do we get back into equity markets? And to which markets do we go?
FA: It should be clear by now for those who have followed our writings that we believe Asia and EMs will be the place to be. Despite a potential environment of slower growth and higher inflation, we believe that there will be opportunities here. We have at various junctures highlighted our optimism with respect to countries that are net exporters of commodities as the next best investment theme over a 5-year time horizon. Among these markets are Indonesia, Brazil, Russia and the Middle East.
The question of “when” is harder to answer because the problems in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere are ongoing.
However, we will be very comfortable to start nibbling into our preferred markets after 2 to 3 months or if
these markets dip sharply. Our preferred strategy would be to re-enter over an extended period, for example, 5
months via a 10% allocation to equities every month to bring our position back to 100%.
these markets dip sharply. Our preferred strategy would be to re-enter over an extended period, for example, 5 months via a 10% allocation to equities every month to bring our position back to 100%.months via a 10% allocation to equities every month to bring our position back to 100%.es, financial situation or particular needs of any pecfic investor.
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A sustained recovery is a few months away. In stock market, that is a long long time.
In the meantime, the global financial system hopefully can stabilise -- I doubt a Lehman-like event will happen. The odds are very small because global banks are stronger than ever before the Lehman collapse.
Governments and central banks are likely to be faster in their response.
Make a guess: Where will the European debt crisis be in 4Q? Subsided?
Hey cheongwee, read in another thread that you are bullish, expect a 'powerful rally' soon.
What would you be buying? Still the 3 stocks below (foreland, qingmei and ums)? R u sure the BBs are in them?
Current only 3...want to run easier.
Foreland ave 9c
Qingmei..19c..still looking to buy thr way up for all if play get hot.
now looking at Valuetronics.
think mkt good for next 6 mths only..make hay while the sun shines.
last May lose money..this rd lucky , so far need not cut .