Korea's structured product market continues to grow as institutional investors move across to equity derivatives
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Get back into risky assets this year, says BNP Paribas
S&P blends equities and US Treasuries in new index
Surge in volatility in markets reminiscent of 1970s, says Barclays Capital
ETF Securities saw inflows into its Brent ETCs last week spurred by the political situation in Egypt, but investors are being warned against jumping into the Egyptian equity market.
Leading from the Front
Models of US and UK equity markets show players expect fresh outbreak of crisis
Inflation, currency debasement and sovereign debt will remain concerns this year, according to ETF Securities. But the outlook for exchange-traded products looks positive as investors are increasingly use them to reflect their views on markets.
JP Morgan creates actively managed index with Permal
Diversified investing is not the way to achieve returns and investors should avoid broad market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and anything structured, according to hedge fund Noster Capital
Equities and bonds are overvalued while commodities and emerging markets look equally unattractive, according to Société Générale's 2011 Outlook presentation
Profiting from disaster
Barclays Capital’s December 2010 Global Outlook forecast for this year advises investors to buy commodities, credit and stay long-equities. Growth in 2011 is predicted to reach 4.5% as fears of a double-dip recession recede.
QE2 will spur above target inflation in 2011 and low real yields mean pension funds should look to shares
Schroders outlook for next year is positive, with the UK avoiding a double dip recession and equity markets rising. However, the eurozone problems are not over and interest rates remain low.
US issuance shifts from domestic to international equities, while the participation rate for the latest Goldman Sachs offering hits three times the returns of the MSCI EAFE Index.
While US equities continue to dominate the issuance, products have diversified into small and mid-cap indexes.
US equities were the major theme in index-linked issuance at the end of last week, although diversification away from the S&P 500 was on offer from some providers.
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Digital options lead to two outcomes and are most commonly used with capital protected structured products.