- A + A (May 23): The wreckage of a US$5 trillion rout in emerging markets is starting to look like a buying opportunity to some intrepid investors. The pain points are all too obvious: Stocks have fallen below their average valuations of the past 17 years. Local-currency bond yields have soared through a range that’s held since the 2008 crisis. Spreads on dollar bonds are close to thresholds seen only during times of distress. After 15 months of capital outflows, emerging markets are at an advanced stage of pricing in the risks. For some money managers, that means it’s time to start buying again — not in a bullish outburst, but in gradual, cautious steps. Still, the risk of deeper losses remains, especially if China’s economy slows further or the Federal Reserve turns more hawkish. “We have reduced our bearishness on the emerging-market asset class,” said Paul Greer, a money manager at Fidelity International in London. “While fundamentals remain very … [Read more...] about After US$5 tril rout, emerging markets seek turnaround signal
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Global equity markets rebounded after the S&P 500 pared losses that briefly took it into bear market territory, and the dollar gained on Friday, as investor unease about Federal Reserve policy tightening to curb inflation kindled fears of a recession. Shares rebounded earlier in Europe and Asia after China cut a key lending benchmark to bolster its weakening economy, helping initially to drive gains on Wall Street. China cut its prime rate for five-year loans, which influences mortgage prices, by 15 basis points in a reduction that was sharper than expected as authorities seek to cushion the impact of an economic slowdown. Also Read: Indian markets should be moving upwards next week, says IIFL’s Sanjiv Bhasin While a late-day rally stopped the S&P 500 from confirming a bear market, the gloom on Wall Street led the benchmark to fall for the seventh consecutive week, an event that has occurred only five times since 1928, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. … [Read more...] about Global stocks rebound despite unease over economy; dollar gains
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Sergey Gribov is a Partner at Flint Capital , an early-stage venture fund that invests across Israel, USA and Europe. In 2021, American VC-backed companies raised $329.9 billion . This is a nearly 100% increase over the record-breaking $166.6 billion raised in 2020. On top of this, early-stage VC activity surpassed $80 billion for the first time, and annual exit values soared to more than $774 billion. This huge influx of funds led to skyrocketing startup valuations in 2021. However, as the end of the Covid-19 pandemic appears to be on the horizon, entrepreneurs and investors alike are wondering what the future holds. Can these sky-high valuations last? Is this investment frenzy sustainable, or should we brace for a crash? Fortunately, the answers to these questions paint a brighter picture than you might expect. How The Federal Reserve Influences The VC Market The U.S. Federal Reserve is … [Read more...] about Startup Valuations Now: Are We In A Bubble?