Investors “Sell in May and Go Away” as risk aversion intensifies   


24 May 2019 : Stock markets across the globe have been treated without mercy this week as fears over prolonged US-China trade tensions weighed on market sentiment over global economic growth and stability.


The gut-wrenching selloff witnessed this month suggests that markets are adapting to the reality that US-China trade tensions are here to stay, especially following both sides ramping up their rhetoric on trade tensions throughout. It is becoming evident that global equity markets are facing the perfect storm of headwinds in the form of persistent US-China trade drama, concerns over plateauing global growth and tumbling commodity prices. For as long as these themes remain in play, investor appetite for stocks is poised to evaporate – ultimately bringing equity bears back into the game.


Asian stocks flashed red on Friday morning. This followed a painful session on Wall Street overnight. European shares are at threat of trading lower this morning and will likely be further at risk to volatility depending on the newsflow coming out of the European elections.


Source : Lukman Otunuga, FXTM Research Analyst


Reporting for EasyKobo on Friday , 24 May 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria


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