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Privilege Conversations: UOB-The Edge Wealth Forum 2024

The initial months of 2023 saw a market rally driven by substantial gains in the “Magnificent 7” stocks amid the exciting and vast prospects of Artificial Intelligence. Market sentiments were boosted and in particular, tech stocks outperformed. However, challenges loomed large from persistent inflation implications, expectations of prolonged higher interest rates, recession fears, and the heightened possibility of prolonged conflict between Russia-Ukraine and in the Middle East. Despite these uncertainties, there are still investment opportunities for investors across multiple asset classes.

Watch the full video from our recent Privilege Conversations: UOB-The Edge Wealth Forum 2024 in Kuala Lumpur and gain investment insights from our panel of experts.

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Market Outlook

2024 Market Outlook - Beyond the Surface: Discovering Opportunities

Learn what lies ahead and how you can discover opportunities in our 2024 Market Outlook publication. Discover the outlook for the economy, markets, interest rates and more in the full report.

Thinking Ahead

Fed held interest rates unchanged – what’s next?

Global financial markets were enthused by the idea of early and aggressive interest rate cuts this year. Are investors too optimistic?
Central banks have been actively managing expectations of early and aggressive rate cuts. Learn more in our latest Thinking Ahead report

Market PowerBar

February 2024

In our February report, we cover the following topics:

  • Prepare for volatility even if lower rates are expected in 2024
  • Opportunities in a volatile market
  • Asia benefits from artificial intelligence growth
Market PowerBar

December 2023

In our December report, we cover the following topics:

  • Low jobless claims show US economy remains resilient
  • Tech sector outlook favours software companies
  • Asia’s consumers will be a bright spot
Market PowerBar

November 2023

In our November report, we cover the following topics:

  • United States government shutdown is looming, but impact may be limited
  • Bear steepening of yield curve is a concern for investor
  • Conflict in the Middle East sparks concern over global oil supply
Thinking Ahead

Is the rate hike cycle near an end?

The US Federal Reserve held interest rates unchanged at the conclusion of its policy meeting. While US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that he is not yet confident that interest rates are sufficiently high to slow inflation down, the Fed suggested that the rate hike cycle is near the end. Learn more in our latest Thinking Ahead report.

Wealth Series

Wealth Series: Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution Webinar

Recently, the Malaysian government re-introduced the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) 2.0, which provides an opportunity for taxpayers to come forward with voluntary disclosures of their unreported or under-reported income in previous years without incurring any penalties. Watch the full video from our recent Wealth Series: Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution Webinar, where we have a panel of tax professionals from PwC shared insightful details on SVDP 2.0.

Market PowerBar

October 2023

In our October report, we cover the following topics:

  • Weakening services sector suggests slower growth ahead
  • Consumers are less sensitive to rate changes
  • Favour higher bond quality and longer duration
Market PowerBar

September 2023

In our September report, we cover the following topics:

  • The United States economy delivered upside surprises in 2Q
  • Take a closer look at income investing
  • Time in the market beats timing the market
Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead: Key takeaways from the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell emphasised in his annual Jackson Hole address that the fight against inflation is not over. Upcoming job market and economic growth data will be closely watched for their implications on the Fed’s interest rate decisions. Learn more in our latest Thinking Ahead report.

Market PowerBar

August 2023

In our August report, we cover the following topics:

  • Stay cautious about the United States stock market rally
  • The healthcare sector presents opportunities
  • Take a closer look at the diversity of the healthcare industry
Market Outlook

2H 2023 Market Outlook - Forging Resilience: Strength in Demanding Conditions

Learn how you can fortify your investment portfolio and capture today’s market opportunities in our 2H 2023 Market Outlook publication. Discover the outlook for the economy, markets, interest rates and more in the full report.

Thinking Ahead

China’s Politburo meeting: Potential impact on the economy

China’s leaders signalled more policy support at the latest meeting of the country’s top decision-making body. What impact will this have on the economy? Learn more in our latest Thinking Ahead report.

Market PowerBar

June 2023

In our June report, we cover the following topics:

  • The Federal Reserve (Fed) may be close to ending its rate hikes
  • A resolution is in sight for the US debt ceiling standoff
  • Find opportunities arising from China’s recovery amid the global growth slowdown
Thinking Ahead

Have we reached the end of the rate hike cycle?

Will the US Federal Reserve pause its rate hikes or even cut rates later this year? This has significant implications on the banking and commercial real estate sectors, which are facing challenges in this high interest rate environment. Learn more in our latest Thinking Ahead report.

Market PowerBar

May 2023

In our May report, we cover the following topics:

  • What recession indicators are telling us
  • Frequently released economic indicators offer timely clues about the economy
  • Investors can consider positioning for the next market upcycle
Thinking Ahead

What’s next after the Credit Suisse takeover?

The Swiss government brokered a historic deal for UBS to rescue Credit Suisse, to prevent confidence in the banking sector from further eroding. What does this mean for investors? Learn more in our latest Thinking Ahead report.

Thinking Ahead

Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse and China’s National People’s Congress meeting

Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse has roiled markets, which were still in the midst of dissecting China’s recent National People’s Congress meeting. Learn more about the implications of these global events in our latest Thinking Ahead report.

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Our Risk-First Approach

Our unique Risk-First Approach ensures that you understand your risk appetite as the starting point in your wealth journey.

2023 Market Outlook

2023 Market Outlook

What will the investment landscape look like in 2023? Learn more about key developments to watch, as well as how you can manage your investments in this uncertain environment.

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