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Investment Outlook

The path from the peak

As we continue on a path of economic growth, we see enough reasons to maintain our positive view on equities and higher-yielding bonds. However, expectations need to be realistic. As the peak of economic growth is behind us, returns are expected to be more modest.

Investment strategy for 2022: what to expect?

We expect the world economy to keep growing above trend throughout 2022. Returns are, however, expected to be more modest. Nonetheless, we retain our positive view on equities and higher yielding bonds. In this video Ralph Wessels, Chief Investment Strategist, explains what to exact for the upcoming year.

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Last updated: 24 February 2021